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Tired of market volatility? How about becoming a grazier?

Sep 3, 2020 | Dry stock, Grazing youngstock

Ashley O’Driscoll, Veterinarian, Anexa Vets

It is easy to be negative about becoming a grazier. It is so much less stress to have your own stock! At least when there are problems, you don’t need to worry about what the owner is going to think (and what they are willing to do and to pay for!).

Of course, the big draw for grazing tends to be a steady monthly income. It is much easier to manage finances when the on-farm income is spread more evenly through the year. But have you also considered how grazing (dairy or beef) significantly reduces financial risk?

Not only does grazing cattle provide steady monthly income, but it provides a predictable level of income. This may sound simple and intuitive, but it is only becoming more important as the schedule and export markets become more volatile. Grazing is an income that you can count on.

If you are interested in becoming a grazier, do it right. Talk to your local Anexa veterinarian and find out if this is the right decision for you!

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