Raising sheep is comparatively easy to other types of livestock. Sheep do not need a special diet and hardy animals are quite easy to breed. Lamb is a multi-purpose animal that is raised for various reasons such as for milk, meat, or wool or all of the above.
Here are some tips on starting a business of raising Dorper sheep or any other sheep breed:
Before starting the sheep business, you should be aware of all the tax requirements and permits required to run any kind of business. The first step is for you to determine whether you have enough money and time to start the sheep business.
Regardless of whether you are going to use it for specific or multiple destinations, raising sheep to require you to have a sufficient amount of land for them to graze or live comfortably with each other. You also need resources for food, shelter, food supplements, vaccinations, and veterinary care.
The next step is to measure the profitability of your business. This includes identifying the initial cost of capital, labor, and materials required to raise sheep. This amount is then subtracted from the estimated income from your product.
Every business must have a positive return on investment. If for some reason, raising sheep will not be profitable, this may not be the business for you.