Barzona cattle farming is popular in it’s native area. It is a very strong and hardy breed and is well adapted to it’s native environment. It is a beef cattle breed which is raised mainly for meat production purpose.
The Barzona cattle breed was developed in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s in the high desert, inter-mountain region of Arizona. These animals are in approximately equal proportions, a combination of Africander, Hereford, Beef Shorthorn and Angus.
Actually the Barzona cattle breed has been bred to be especially hardy, having good heat, insect and diseases tolerance. The Africander bulls were bred to Hereford cows, and the Hereford cattle breed was selected for their good hindquarters, early maturity, close sheath and range ability.
The Africander were used for their ability for high browse utilization, good milk production, hide, pigment, relatively small calf and hair coat for heat and insect tolerance. And the Angus cattle breed was selected for their carcass qualities and marbling characteristics, and also for small calf at birth, rich milk and good hindquarters.
And finally the Barzona cattle were a very hardy breed which were well adapted to their native area of Yavapai County of Arizona state. The breed is also well adapted to the rugged and rocky area, do well in extreme temperatures and sparse rainfall and also can do well in scattered feed.
Currently the breed is found and produced mainly in the United States. The Barzona Breeders Association of America was formed in January 1968 in Phoenix. Today, the breed is raised mainly for meat production purpose.
How to Start Barzona Cattle Farming
The Barzona cattle are very strong and hardy animals. And they are well adapted to their local environments. So starting commercial Barzona cattle farming will be relatively easy.
Here we are trying to describe more information about starting and operating a successful Barzona cattle farming business from purchasing animals to caring and marketing.
First of all, you have to purchase very good quality, healthy, active and diseases free animals for starting your Barzona cattle farming business. Purchasing good quality animals is very important. Because good quality animals always ensure good production and maximum profits.
You can purchase the animals from any of your nearest livestock market or any existing farms (if there are any) in your area. Just ensure that the animals are of very good quality, strong and healthy.
Arranging a good housing system with all required facilities is very important for Barzona cattle farming business. Because a good house not only helps the animals to stay healthy, but also helps them to stay free from adverse weather conditions and wild predators.
Exact type of the house can be any depending on your budget, and also on the availability of building materials in your area. You can build the house with low cost or easily available materials. Or it can be of full concrete setup. Just ensure that the house is secure and comfortable for the animals.
The Barzona cattle are classified as medium sized animals. So, they will require relatively much space. Ensure adequate space available inside the house depending on the number of your animals.
Install good ventilation system inside the house and also ensure flow of sufficient amount of fresh air and light inside the house. Make the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house. And try to clean the house on a regular basis.
Feeding the animals with very good quality and nutritious food is the most important part of Barzona cattle farming business. Because good food not only helps the animals to stay healthy, but also helps them to grow better and produce more.
The Barzona cattle are beef cattle breed, so they will require more grains in their diet. You can consider feeding your animals with silage, especially during the dry season.
Like many other domestic cattle breeds, the Barzona cattle also require lots of clean and fresh drinking water daily. So, always try to provide your animals with adequate clean and fresh drinking water as per their demand. Never provide them contaminated feeds or polluted water.
The Barzona cattle are naturally very good breeders. They will breed easily if you keep good ratio of bulls and cows in your herd. You can also consider artificial insemination method for breeding your animals.
Taking good care of your animals is very important for successful Barzona cattle farming business. Because good caring not only helps the animals to stay healthy but also helps them to produce more.
So, try to take good care of your animals. De-worm and vaccinate your animals timely. And always try to keep good contact with a vet in your area.
Marketing cattle products is not a problem. Because, cattle meat already has good demand and value in the market.
So, you will probably be able to easily sell your products in the local market. Although, you should set your marketing strategies before starting this business.
These are the common steps and ways for starting and operating a successful Barzona cattle farming business. Hope this guide has helped you! Good luck & may God bless you!