Definition of Mixed Farming System

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Mixed farming is a concept that involves mixing two types of farming in one area of land. Often, crop, or arable, farming is mixed with livestock farming on one common farm.

Typically, mixed farming occurs between crop farming and dairy farming. Mixed farming allows farmers to have a more diverse enterprise and allows the two farm types to support each other. Mixed farming adds to a farmer’s earning potential and allows the farm to branch into other facets of farming in order to utilize similar resources and cut down on waste. Mixed farming is seen mostly in Europe and isn’t very popular in the United States.

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