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leighton w wrote:
Thank you Georg, Philippe, RM, Chin, Ray and Curtis.
Georg, to answer your question, yes. We only have 80 to 90 during part of the year. And this number goes down as we take the lambs to get them processed. We rotate pastures to give the grass time to come back which helps. Sheep are what they call "easy keepers", they can get by on very little forage. We also give them a little grain, but this is to make the meat mellow and to use as a control. They will follow us any where if we have a...Show more →
Leighton, thanks for the informations. The fruit-farm in my neighborhood has 17 hectares just for plums and about 180 hectares for apples. Large farms/ranches are typical for eastern Germany, while especially in south-west Germany many smaller farms exist.
I was under the impression that US-American farms and ranches were typical giant operations, planting sweetcorn, wheat and maybe oilseed-rape on very large areas. That's why my question, I'm glad that "smaller" farms still can successfully exist ;-)
There are huge farms, mainly out west. But small farms are gaining partly because of farmers' markets becoming so popular. The average farm size in Virginia is 165 acres.