how to raise water buffalo FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Question - Can you raise your own water buffalo?

Answer - Yes, you can, yaks and water buffalo are domestic livestock, not exotics. You don't require special permits, expensive specialty fencing or elaborate handling facilities to raise them. Both species thrive on marginal pasture and they need one-quarter to one-half the forage a beef cow eats.

Question - How many water buffalo can you raise in each acre?

Answer - The amount of land that you have for your farm is going to dictate the number of water buffalo you can have. About 5 acres of land can support one or two fully grown water buffalo. For a full herd, you may require to look at a purchase of land that is 100 acres or more.

Question - Is raising water buffalo profitable?

Answer - The water buffalo business is riding a sustained wave of profitability as sales of the meat continued to grow. According to USDA, the prices marketers paid for dressed water buffalo bulls averaged higher than $4.80 per pound throughout 2020.

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