Many studies have shown that the profits generated by raising sheep are higher than raising other types of livestock.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world make a considerable profit with sheep farming. But as it happens in almost every farming activity or crop, the first two years are usually introductory and not really profitable. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world make a considerable profit with sheep farming. But as it happens in almost every farming activity or crop, the first two years are usually introductory and not really profitable.
You can start by raising 3 or 4 female sheep for milk and mate them with other rented males. After a couple of years you would have accumulated enough experience managing these sheep, controlling all types of costs and finding markets to sell your products (meat, wool or milk).
Many breeders learn everything in one year and begin to increase the amount of livestock. It is not uncommon that a year after starting you can already be working with 160 sheep or more.
The minimum number of sheep from which you can earn a good income depends on many parameters: market prices of meat, wool, and milk in your country, local regulations, food price and care as local diseases can require high veterinary costs.
To make a good profit out of it you would need a scaled economy. This means you wouldn’t be able to make a living out of 10 or 15 sheep because its operative cost would be equivalent to your earnings. Some farmers make a living solely from the management of 60 to 80, but these farmers usually live near rich and diverse vegetation forests, and they raise their sheep in grassland areas.
Therefore, most of the time they don’t pay for fodder, or they only spend small amounts of money on some supplements or grains during the winter.
In every case, the purchase and accommodation, the food, milking equipment, and medication of the sheep are the main costs of this activity.
You should also have to add some expenses such as logistics and infrastructure for slaughtering, meat processing, milk storage and processing. In many countries there are strict rules about these, so most of the farmers outsource these operations.
All these aspects should be taken into account if you intend to generate profits by raising sheep to sell their meat, wool and milk. This activity promises to be very fruitful if you learn to control and plan your spending efficiently and scale the number of sheep you work with.
Raising sheep assistance
If you are starting or need assistance to handle the raising of your sheep, there is a company that will make sure to provide you with everything you need.
Seradria is a Romanian based company, that has trade relations in many EU and Middle East countries such as Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France, Germany, Syria, Jordan, among many other countries.
This company is a leader in providing services such as fattening, veterinary treatments, and livestock exports. They can also export your sheep meat and provide food for your animals.
If you are looking to buy cattle, they also sell sheep and cattle from Romania, where they manage a farm that meets all the regulations required by the European Union.