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close this book Grazing and rangeland development for livestock production
close this folder Combined Crop/Livestock Farming Systems For Developing Countries of the Tropics and Sub-Tropics; Technical Series Bulletin No. 19
close this folder II. How livestock enterprises improve the profitability of farming systems
View the document A. Providing nitrogen in the crop rotation.
View the document B. Soil improvement for greater production.
View the document C. Providing feed for livestock.
View the document D. Animal manures for enhancing soil productivity.
View the document E. Improved control of Plant pests.
View the document F. Feed supplies for work animals.
View the document G. Effective use of non-arable lands associated with cropped lands.
View the document H. Profitable use of crop residues and by-products.
View the document I. Animal products for human foods.
View the document J. Livestock enterprises in combined farming systems stabilize incomes and cash flow

J. Livestock enterprises in combined farming systems stabilize incomes and cash flow

Milk production and sales that are continuous through the year provide a cash flow to farmers that is critically needed to cover on going farm expenditures in seasons when there are no crop/annual sales.

Since meat animals (male animals and less productive females) are a separate source of income to milk production, these sales constitute still further diversification in income, as well as increasing total amount. Furthermore, the labor requirements for livestock enterprises are well distributed throughout the year and thus largely avoid adding to peak labor problems related to crop production.