Q. Which of the following is/are the characteristics of commercial livestock ranching/farming?
1.It is carried on temporary parcels/ranches.
2.The parcels/ranches are fenced to regulate grazing.
3.It is a specialized activity in which only one type of animal is reared.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Unlike nomadic herding, commercial livestock rearing is more organised and capital intensive.

  • Commercial livestock ranching is essentially associated with western cultures and is practised on permanent ranches.
  • These ranches cover large areas and are divided into a number of parcels, which are fenced to regulate the grazing.
  • When the grass of one parcel is grazed, animals are moved to another parcel. The number of animals in a pasture is kept according to the carrying capacity of the pasture.
  • This is a specialized activity in which only one type of animal is reared. Important animals include sheep, cattle, goats and horses.
  • Products such as meat, wool, hides and skin are processed and packed scientifically and exported to different world markets.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Human Geography

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