One benefit to feeding your farm animals store-bought or homegrown livestock food is that you can keep them in a smaller living space. However, keeping your animals in a well-suited pasture will keep your animals happy, healthy and well fed without costing you a lot of recurring charges for feed. It is up to you to decide where your money is best spent. You may have to decide if the cost of fencing is worth the investment or if you are comfortable with the recurring costs of purchasing feed. It has been our experience that taking the slow road is always best.
Here is a tip for affording your fence. Think about how much money you would spend on feed for whatever animals you want to have. Let’s say you expect to spend $100 on store bought feed each month. Put that $100 in your budget as if you already had your livestock, but do not get your animal yet. Instead, buy your fencing! Buying it a little at a time gives you the chance to put up a little at a time and before you know it the pasture will be fenced and you will not have to spend that $100 every month!