THE 5 BEST HOMESTEAD MEATS TO PRODUCE

Choosing what type of homestead meats to produce can be difficult. You might not know what will be easiest and most ideal to raise on your property. This will depend on your climate, land, and proximity to other animals.

There are many different kinds of animals you can raise on a homestead, but these five will give you the best meat production based on the cost and effort of raising them.

CHICKENS

A great homestead animal to raise for beginners, chickens provide many benefits other than just meat and eggs. Their manure contains high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, making it an ideal fertilizer for your homestead garden.

RABBITS

A very cost-effective homestead meat option, rabbits require a relatively low amount of daily work to sustain a healthy colony. Plus, a single breeding doe will birth between four-to-five litters per year, giving you a steady supply of meat for your family.

TURKEYS

If you’ve tried raising chickens before, turkeys have many similar needs. However, they have an incredibly high dressed weight of about 75% of body weight, which means more meat and less waste.

PIGS

While pigs are an ideal and traditional animal to raise on homesteads, they shouldn’t be your first homestead animal. They can be a little more difficult to control than other smaller homestead livestock, and require much more feed.

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