Livestock farming is one of the oldest jobs that farmers have relied on heavily. The world relies on milk, meat and other products that come from livestock. Over the years, people have come up with ways of handling both crop farming and animal husbandry, and all these have found some balance.
As a livestock farmer, fencing your property is very crucial when it comes to taking care of your animals.
What are some of the benefits of fencing for your livestock?
Whether you are keeping cows, sheep, goat or even horses, you need to protect them since they can be attacked by other animals. To ensure that your flock is safe, fence your property. Make sure that the animals do not move about freely. This enclosure can also protect your animals from diseases that other animals might transmit to your animals by virtue of sharing the grazing fields.
Easy to keep track
With a well-fenced land for your livestock, it is easy to know exactly where each animal is at any time. Milking them and feeding them becomes way easy. With this kind of opportunity, it is possible to monitor the animals’ health effectively.
Protect your pasture
Most farmers grow the feeds in the same piece of land that they keep their livestock. To separate the two, good fences are erected. Without such a fence, your livestock can access your farm and of course mess with your feeds. If your farm borders a forest or any bushes, wild animals like deer and rabbits will want to come into your farm for the feed. With proper fencing, all these can be avoided.
Proper land management
With reliable fencing, you will be in a position to rotate the crops and leave some idle for your animals to use once in a while. This way, all the land will not be left idle for your livestock to just roam around. Subdividing the land gives space for both feed growing and animal playgrounds.
Fencing translates to good livestock management which in turn translates to good yield and more money by the end of the month or season.
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