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Production systems on small farms in Costa Rica



Production systems on small farms in Costa Rica



Memoria, Asociacion Latinoamericana de Produccion Animal 1981; 14: 42-44



This 4-part paper reports results of a survey on 230 farms with <50 ha or <25 head of livestock. About 60% of the farms in Costa Rica are of this size. 83.5% of the farms surveyed kept dual-purpose cattle and 15.3% specialized in dairying. 73.9% combined crop production with cattle farming. On dual-purpose farms the cows were milked once/day, in the presence of the calf, which was kept with the cow until weaned.

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