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Five important characteristics of ‘mixed farming’ practiced in the world-

a. In mixed farming equal emphasis is laid on crop cultivation.

b. Animals like cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry provide the main income with crops like wheat, barley, oats, fodder, and root crops.

c. In mixed farming crop rotation and intercropping maintains soil fertility.

d. Extensive use of fertilizers and green manures.

e. High capital expenditures on machinery and farm building.

f. The average size of holding varies from 10-15 hectares in England.

g. These farms are owned and operated by family labours and hired labours.

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