How To Start A
Sheep Raising Business - 7 Easy Tips To Get You Started
Sheep raising is
relatively easy compared to other types of livestock.
Sheep do not require a special diet and are hardy
animals that are relatively easy to breed. Sheep are
multi-purpose animals that are raised for a variety of
reasons such as for their meat, milk or wool, or all of
Here are some tips on starting a sheep raising business:
1. Before starting a sheep business, you must be aware
of all the tax requirement and licensing necessary to
run this type of business.
2. The first step is for you to determine whether you
have sufficient funds and time to start a sheep
business. Regardless of whether you will use them for
specific or multiple purposes, sheep raising requires
you to have a sufficient amount of land for them to
graze or live comfortably with each other. The basic is
5 to 6 ewes and their lamb in one acre of vegetated
land. You also need resources for food, shelter, food
supplements, vaccination and veterinary care.
3. The next step is measuring the profitability of your
business. This includes identifying the initial costs of
capital, manpower and materials necessary for sheep
raising. This amount is then subtracted from the
forecasted income from your produce. Any business
endeavor must have a positive return on investment. If
for some reason, sheep raising will not be profitable,
this may not be the business for you.
4. The next step is to decide on the breed of sheep you
will be raising. Some sheep are bred specifically for
their wool, others for their meat, while some types of
wool are bred for all their uses: wool, meat and milk.
5. Before bringing or breeding sheep in your plot, you
also need to have available shelter with sturdy fencing
ready. Moreover, you need to have feeding and watering
machines available so that when your sheep comes to your
farm, you will be ready to supply them with their basic
6. Depending on the purpose of your sheep raising
business, you will need to have resources and manpower
for sheering, butchering or harvesting milk.
7. Finally, after all legal maters and the raw materials
are taken care of; you can now start your sheep raising
Sheep raising still is a good business to start up
because demand for sheep wool, meat and milk is constant
in the world market. Wool is a basic textile product
that serves many purposes not only limited for fashion.
Consult expert advice and be sure with your finances
because sheep raising may be easy to manage, but as we
all know it still involves a hefty investment.
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