farm, verb intransitive

Origin:
English, AfrikaansShow more English, influenced by Afrikaans boer met.
In the phrase to farm with.
To rear (livestock, etc.) or grow (a particular crop).
1916 L.D. Flemming Fool on Veld (1933) 60I am a bee farmer,..what a comedown this is to me after having farmed with big things like cows and sheep...I tried farming with practically every other thing on the earth except elephants.
1972 Farmer’s Weekly 21 Apr. 6Apart from having a very big soft spot for this breed I find them extremely profitable to farm with.
1973 Farmer’s Weekly 4 July 13Mr Ross..farmed with wine grapes in the Cape for six years.
1974 S. Afr. Panorama Mar. 3Mr Le May has been farming with poultry for the past 27 years.
1974 S. Afr. Panorama Apr. 15In the town the people farm with fruit, sheep, vineyards and strawberries.
1974 E. Prov. Herald 25 May 4Farming with game is a profitable business...One of the main advantages of farming with buck in preference to livestock is that springbuck are the only buck affected by ticks.
1978 A.P. Brink Rumours of Rain 244He tried to farm with angora goats, before they were all killed off by the cold one winter.
1980 Grocott’s Mail 2 May 2In an agricultural census some time ago there was a question ‘Do you farm with: Merino sheep? Dorper sheep? Persian sheep?’
1984 E. Prov. Herald 21 July 8He was full of his impending retirement and the prospect of farming with a few fruit trees on his smallholding.
1988 J. Le May in Inside S. Afr. May 12His grandfather farmed with pigs near Pretoria.
To rear (livestock, etc.) or grow (a particular crop).

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