If you have a little farm and now you are wondering what are the most profitable livestock to raise in 2017. Insider Monkey recently published an article about this topic giving you some very useful tips. As for me, I have a little farm with huge shephard dogs, hunter dogs, cats, chickens, ducklings, a mini cow and some rabbits. I sell eggs, milk, cheese and some meat sometimes. I do farming beacuse I want to know what I eat. As the saying tells us: you are what you eat.
I firmly believe it’s worth investing a little farm, since people in the city have realized products coming from farms directly are much better and healthier. Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most profitable livestock to raise in 2017.
At first let’s rabbits. Raising rabbits for profit has plenty of advantages. They are easy to keep, very easy to breed, and don’t require much space or food. As I breed rabbits, i must warn you, that it is true that rabbits are easy to breed, but they very sensitive animals, which means they are easily and very suddenly get ill, and die. By the time you recognize any problem, tens or hundreds of rabbits can die. So we mustn’t forget the right vaccination, and keep their homes extremely clean! That being said, rabbit meat is still a niche market and selling it in quantities needed to make a profit outside big cities can be a daunting task. The next animal is duck. Ducks don’t require much space, but you have to provide them with a small pool (inflatable one for kids will do the trick). They will provide you with meat and eggs, which are quite larger than chicken eggs, can stay fresher longer, and are considered more nutritious as well- says the article to us. But, we need to take into consideration if we eat duck eggs we need to boil them for quite a long time or else we can get various infections. They are also a great choice for people who are allergic to chicken eggs. At last, but not least: hens. Next in line on the list of most profitable livestock to raise in 2017 are Eggs that are always in high demand and if you have the space to dedicate to free-range hens, with secure and dry coops for them to lay eggs, you can make a handy sum of money. They are not choosy about the food but can be prone to illness and predators in the area. If you want to have beautifully yellow eggs inside, you should give them lots of corn.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 most profitable livestock to raise in 2017