Monday, 17 October 2011

Arable and pastoral farming

Farming has two branches: arable and pastoral.

Arable is where farmers plough the land, sow seeds and grow plants to harvest.
In geography, arable land is an agricultural term, meaning land that can be used for growing crops.

- corn,
- wheat,
- vegetables and
- soy beans.

Pastoral farming is the rearing of animals. Pastoral farming involves livestock (animals). Livestock generally are raised for subsistence or for profit. Raising animals (animal husbandry) is an important component of modern agriculture.

- cattle (for meat, cheese and milk),
- hens or chickens (for meat and eggs) and
-sheep (for meat and wool).