Want to know what types of farming is best for your homestead? We’ve got you covered, from types of farming, planting, composting and raising different livestock.
Try Many Types Of Farming For You And Your Homestead
Farming or agriculture, simple words that have huge meaning to each and every one of us. To cultivate the lands for growing crops, raising livestock animals for food, wool, and other products for business or personal consumption. Continue reading below and have some ideas on how you can improve your homestead.
Farming can be classified into four types :
1. Crop Farming
In Crop Farming the land is utilized for growing crops only; vegetables, fruits, and grain.
2. Hay Farming
In Hay farming, the land is utilized for growing hay only. Grass and legumes are planted to be harvested and sold to livestock owners. In other cases, hay is sometimes also grown to be exported to other countries.
3. Livestock Farming
Livestock Farming is raising and caring for livestock animals; cattle, chickens, pigs, sheep, etc. Though it is difficult to generalize the livestock farming because each farm has its own way of raising livestock. Livestock needs to be feed and raising livestock also involves the breeding operation.
4. Mixed Farming
Mixed Farming involves two or more types of farming in one operation and probably the most common is raising livestock and crop farming.
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Methods and Tips For Crop Farming
1. Dry Farming on Your Homestead | Types of Farming
Irrigation is important but would you believe you do farming without depending to irrigation. Click here to learn how.
Does not have a big space? No problem, vertical farming a great solution. Click here to learn more.
A great farming method for hilly lands. Read more here.
Part of crop farming is providing proper nutrients without harming nature. Worm farming is one of a great way of doing that. Read more about worm farming here.
In order for your crop to grow healthier, it has to be planted with enough space where it can gather enough nutrients and avoid any unused space. And making a seed tape is just the perfect way to space your seeds apart. Click here to learn how.
When planting crops weather is one of the most important factors to consider. Click here to learn more.
It is important to know the basics of planting of every crop. Click here to read more.
I believe tomatoes is one of the most popular crops around. Click here to learn how.
Having fruit and vegetables in your homestead is essential. Read more here.
It a must to consider the soil condition when planting any crop. Read more about soil improvement here.
If worm composting is not for you then you can try another method of having natural fertilizer. Read more here.
Is that possible? Read more here.
All About Hay Farming
1. Viability of a hay farm
If you are considering having a hay farm tips here might be useful. Click here to learn more.
Hay Bale is also perfect to use for gardening. Learn how here.
If the fancy contraption is not yet available on your homestead, baling hay is not a problem. Click to learn how.
All about Raising Poultry
1. Chicken Breeds [Chapter 1] Raising Backyard Chickens
It is essential to know what breed of chicken you’re raising so that you would know how to properly for them. Read more here.
If you are just getting started with raising chicken, it best to plan what might be the perfect coop for them. Read more about chicken coop here.
Knowing what to feed your chicken, may help you save more. Read more here.
You definitely need to know how to raise healthy chickens. Learn how here.
Learn how to produce more eggs than usual. Click here to learn how.
There’s no reason why you should not show off your feathered friend. Learn how here.
Wants to have an organic range free chicken farm? Learn how here.
Ducks are also great animal for your farm! Ducks eggs are more nutritious than chicken eggs. Read more here.
Just like chickens, ducks also need a proper housing. Read more here.
Quail eggs are also delicious! Read more here.
All About Raising Goat
1. Goat Breeds [Chapter 1] Raising Goats – Homestead Handbook
Find out what breed fo goal is perfect for your homestead. Read more here.
What benefits do you get on understanding goat behavior? A lot! Click here to find out.
If you are looking for inspiration why you should raise goats, click here.
What better use you can have for your goat’s milk? Of course, know what delicious recipe you make out of it. Read more here.
More About Livestock Farming
1. Livestock Options for Meat on a Homestead
Find out what livestock for meat suit your needs. Read more here.
Learn how to raise healthy pigs and always be ready when SHTF! Learn how here.
Is it important to grow your own livestock feed? Click here to find out.
Just like humans, animals can suffer heat stroke. Learn how to keep them cool here.
There are a lot of breed of Sheep, we’ve compiled the 25 most popular for you to choose from. Click here to find out.
Let’s get some inspiration how important farming are! Let’s watch this video from FarmingFirst:
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Originally posted on July 22, 2016 @ 1:41 PM
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