Mixed farming is the growing of crops and rearing animals on the same farm.
The following are Characteristics of mixed farming
- Crops are grown and animals reared on the same farm.
- A portion of land is reserved for animal pasture.
- Farms are moderate in size.
- Crop residue is used for fodder.
- Manure from animals is used to fertilize the soil.
Advantages of mixed farming
- When a crop fails or prices fluctuate the farmer can depend on livestock and vice versa.
- The farmer gets income continually.
- Income is larger.
- The farmer is busy throughout the year.
- Using crop residue as fodder saves money for buying it.
- Using manure from animals ensures sustained crop production and also saves money that would be used to buy manure