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Mixed farming refers to one of the agricultural systems wherein addition to growing crops and other agricultural practices including dairy farming, poultry, or bee keeping are practiced by a farmer.

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Getting Acquainted with Mixed Farming

Phone: 02 9191 9855

What is Mixed Farming?

  • Mixed farming refers to one of the agricultural systems (gaining popularity, nowadays) wherein addition to growing crops and other agricultural practices including dairy farming, poultry, or bee keeping are practiced by a farmer.

  • In other words, mixed farming can be defined as a system that involves using the same farm for growing crops as well as rearing animals.

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  • While mixed farming is dominantly practiced in Europe, it is steadily becoming more popular among farmers and farm owners involved in agriculture based practices in Australia. It started primarily for the purpose of personal consumption; however over time, people started using it for commercial purposes, especially in the advanced countries.

  • In addition to mixed farming, the associated farming systems can be classified into varied ways depending on factors like the size of the land, crop or animal types, geographical distribution of land and orientation of market.

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Why Mixed Farming?

  • The primary objective of practicing mixed farming is to maximise yield, and of course the income. The system also aims at fully utilising the available land and labour throughout the year.

  • Furthermore, here are some advantages and disadvantages of mixed farming that will help you understand the system better.

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Advantages of Mixed Farming

  • Increased level of nutrition

  • Greater food security

  • Allows farmer to grow fodder for animals in addition to crops

  • Helpful in maintaining fertility and biodiversity of soil using animal’s manures

  • Used as a means for water conversion

  • Offers high ROI (Return on Investment) as compared to normal farming

  • Can take place round the clock that is 24*7 throughout the year

  • Provides a farmer with multiple sources of income

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Disadvantages of Mixed Farming

  • Decreased level of production (tons per hectare or milk per animal daily) as compared to monoculture systems

  • High risk of vulnerability, in cases where dependency is on wild animal stock

  • Inappropriate climatic conditions (i.e. same climate cannot be apt for all)

  • Rearing of young animals for replacing old animals

  • Makes controlling, monitoring, and maintenance procedures more difficult

  • Selective farming is not possible

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  • As apparent from the aforementioned pros and cons, the potential of crop-livestock farming system cannot be taken lightly and ignored.

  • Conducted properly, it can provide farmers with a range of products to sell at market and make hefty profits out of it.

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