I never knew that people could live out of just taking care of livestock, but after I realized that there are 6 most profitable livestock for small farms that the whole family can be financially supported by, I am not so sure how much I know about this business anymore.
I am aware that each farm animal that you have has something to bring you in return. Pigs are held for meat and fat, chickens for meat and eggs, goats for milk, ships for meat and fur, and cows for milk and meat. To be honest, I never ate cow’s meat and, until recently, I didn’t even know that we should. The only thing that I knew was that chickens who were scared or suffocated to death weren’t supposed to be eaten by humans because they heart was broken and their meat was now unhealthy for people. I wouldn’t know any of this if our dogs weren’t so obsessed with killing neighbor’s chickens and we were always told to throw them away and not give the meat to the kid under any circumstances.
But can someone live just by agriculture? Apparently, people can. As it turns out, with the smallest capital, you can build an empire just by keeping your livestock. The first thing to do is to build barns or any other kind of housing for these animals, and, for starters, you can do everything manually. There is no rush. And after you are making enough money to spread your business, you will also have enough money for the better equipment that will help you out finishing your daily chores related to these animals.
You can start with only one species and specialize in one field, or you can take one step further and buy a couple of each species individually. To find the ones that will pay out the most, the research team working on the list visited several different sites such as Morning Chores, Hobby Farms, UC Small Farm Program, and FarmersCreed and found the ones who required the least investments, but gave the bigger profit in return. To be honest, this list is a bit unusual in my opinion, not because the results aren’t realistic, but because I had no idea how this all works. For example, I was expecting to see horses at the top of the list, but, as it turned out, the investments are too high, which is why horses aren’t even on the list. But, believe it or not, fish are. I am not joking. If you would like to see it for yourself, here are 6 most profitable livestock for small farms.