Farming Systems – A look at an integrated livestock and crop farm

Why Re-Examine Diversified Farms?

Beef production is a major component of the U.S. agricultural economy. This sector provides a significant source of protein to the world population.

Much of the early livestock production in this country was based on self-sufficiency needs.  A farmer grew the feed for the livestock, fed it to the livestock raised on the farm, fed their family and marketed or bartered any excess production.  …