Cow Farming

With regards however to cow farming, most people usually enter this kind of business with not enough knowledge thereby making them unprepared for the difficulties and issues that often hinders businesses to succeed.

Thus, if you want to start your own cow farming and your only reason is that you just want to have some fun or you were forced to it because it is an inheritance, then you better think twice. There is more to cow farming than what is usually expected of it.

cow farming

An Overview

Starting a cow farm or in its more popular term cattle farm will be quite challenging for any individual. So once you have decided that you are going to start one, deliberately think about it. Ask yourself if you have enough passion and patience to endure every obstacle that may come your way. There are already many individual who ventured in this type of business and end up with overhead, and several vet bills. Bear in mind that cow farming is a hands-on kind of business. Thus, if you do not like mud at all and having your entire arm deep in a cow’s back end makes you cringe, then you will definitely not enjoy the calving season. Cow farming normally deals with stepping in cattle patties, treating diseased animals, surviving the elements, as well as an almost 24 hour job.

Categories of Cattle Operation

The first stage of your establishment of the farm will be determining the type of cattle operation in which you are interested in. In general, there are three categories that you can choose from. The first one is called the seed-stock operation. This is where you will breed high-end purebred kinds of animals that you are going to sell as show stock or as breeding animals in the future. The second category is the commercial breeding. In this category, your animals will be delivered to meat markets. Lastly is the feedlot where instead of breeding, you purchase young animals and wait for them to complete their weight before you sell them to the butcher.


The second stage is the determination of the facilities that you are going to need as well as the numbers of cows or calf pairs that you will be able to support. Remember that your cattle are going to need shelter. You will also be lost if you do not possess skid steer or tractor together with loader in order to clean the barns. However, having a truck or a stock trailer is only an option.

Cows That You Should Buy

If you have enough or more than enough money saved for your farming, then the most appropriate breed for you to buy are those seed-stock cows. On the other hand, if you are saving money then commercial cows will be enough. Commercial cows usually cost less but you are going to be very observant of their health as well as conformation.


  • ashvin parmar said on January 3, 2011
    hi, i want to start cow farming in fatepura city, dahod dist, state gujarat, india
  • A.venkatadri said on January 22, 2011
    I am pursuing mba,me want to start cow farm after 2 years.i want to know the details of cows that give huge milk
  • B.Krishna said on March 3, 2011
    i want to start cow farm at choutuppal, nalgonda dist, i planing to start with 20 cows initially for this farming how much amount i should invest and how much land it will need give me particulars about these matters. b.krishna, Nalgonda dist.
  • Ellen said on March 24, 2011
    I stay in a plot at Brakpan in Gauteng, I have 104 cows and 54 sheep and the number is increasing often so i would like to apply for a farm, how do I go about.
  • ange rodho said on March 15, 2012
    hi in live in cameroon(bamenda). i will like to start cow farm , here in bamenda i'm planing to start with 4 cows initially and i have land of 3 hectors for this farming how much amount i should invest give me particulars about these matters. ange
  • ashok kumar said on April 28, 2012
    hi, i'm planning to start cow farming. but no idea how to execute that
  • shanth kumar said on October 15, 2012
    i have two acre land to start a cow farm i have no idea please suggest me
  • Gaurav said on January 22, 2014
    Dears, I have a 10 acres land in Sonipat, Haryana 80 Km away from Delhi. I want to set my a dairy business and looking for professional advice for same. Please suggest the way forward, I am open for business association and any professional fee that come along with your professional help. Regards, Gaurav +918800667930
  • Sudeshkumar said on September 19, 2014
    I am interestedcow farmIntel pleasehelpus
  • vinod chougule said on June 7, 2015
    I have Nine acre land to start a cow or buffalo farm i have no idea please suggest me


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