For example, the same farm may grow cereal crops, and keep cattle, sheep, pigs or poultry.
Mixed farming is growing two or more diverse crops on the same piece of land. It is also referred to as inter-cropping or co-cultivation. It helps in balancing of soil nutrients, keeping down weeds and curbing plant diseases.
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