Agriculture and farming seems old but never gets old, as we can’t stop eating and all the food we eat either come directly or indirectly from a farm. In this read, we’ll take you through some of the biggest farms in the world and the aspect of farming they function in.
The biggest farms in the world have been ranked on the basis of widespread massive piece of land they occupy majorly and a little on how much they produce. The amazing thing is that the top 10 biggest farms in the world are from just two countries (China & Australia).
These big farms focus majorly on cattle production and its by products. Lets look at the biggest farms in the world.
The biggest farms in the world
- Mudanjiang City Mega Farm, Heilongjiang, China.
- Modern Dairy, Bengbu, Anhui, China.
- Anna Creek, South Australia, Australia.
- Clifton Hills, South Australia, Australia.
- Alexandria, Northern Territory, Australia.
- Davenport Downs, Queensland, Australia.
- Home Valley, Western Australia, Australia.
- Innamincka, South Australia, Australia.
- Wave Hill, Northern territory, Australia.
- Marion Downs, Queensland, Australia.
Mudanjiang City Mega Farm, Heilongjiang, China.
Mudanjiang City Mega Farm is located in China and is 50 times larger than the largest dairy farm in Europe and has 100,000 dairy cows. Its footprint is approximately the same size as Portugal.
It was established in 2015 as a response to the Russian Ban on dairy products to the EU, where it stepped in to fill the market need.
This dairy farm covers 22,500,000 acres of land and produces about 800 million liters of milk per year. It is owned by Zhongding Dairy Farming and Severny Bur.
Modern Dairy, Bengbu, Anhui, China.
Modern Dairy is a Chinese dairy and the largest producer of milk in China. The dairy counts 15 industrial farms and an additional 4 are under construction.
This dairy farm is located in Bengbu, China and covers about 11,000,000 acres of land. It was established in 2005 and this big farm produces about 600 tons of milk per day. It is owned by the China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd.
Anna Creek, South Australia.
Anna Creek is not only Australia’s biggest cattle station; it’s one of the largest in the world. The station covers a total of around 24,000 square kilometers. When you consider that the country of Israel is only 21,000 square kilometers in size, you realize how vast this station is.
It is third on the list of largest farms but first on the list of cattle farming. This cattle farm have about 15,000 heads of cattle and it is owned by the Williams Cattle Company.
Clifton Hills, South Australia.
Clifton Hills Station is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in the far north of South Australia.
This 4,200,000 acres of cattle farm have about 14,000 heads of cattle and it is owned by G & E.A Brooks.
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Alexandria, Northern Territory, Australia.
Alexandria Station is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station and is the Northern Territory’s largest pastoral property and Australia’s third largest pastoral property after Anna Creek station and Clifton Hills Station.
This cattle farm is located at the Northern Territory of Australia, with about 4,000,000 acres of land. It has about 55,000 heads of cattle and it is owned by the North Australian Pastoral Company.
Davenport Downs, Queensland, Australia.
Davenport Downs is both Paraway’s biggest property and the largest cattle station in Queensland. It consists of two original properties; Davenport Downs, purchased in 2009, and Springvale, purchased in 2011.
Together the aggregation forms a 1.5 million hectare bullock fattening operation with the capacity to carry over 29,000 head. Davenport is a linchpin in the Paraway cattle operation and receives the bulk of its cattle from Paraway’s breeding properties in the Northern region.
Home Valley, Western Australia.
Home Valley Station is a 3,500,000 acre heritage cattle station and tourism property in the Kimberley region, in the far north east of Western Australia. The Station offers a range of accommodation and activities for all travelers looking for a taste of the rugged Kimberley outback.
The pastoral lease is currently owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation along with nearby Karunjie Station and Durack River Station, which together cover an area of 3,500,000 acres (1,416,400 ha). Home Valley covers a total area of 1,400,000 hectares (3,459,475 acres) and is bordered to the east by the Pentecost River from its neighbour El Questro Station. The station is also known as HV8, which is the station’s brand, and many of the signage to the station uses the HV8 logo.
Innamincka, South Australia.
Innamincka Station, often called simply Innamincka, is a pastoral lease in the Australian state of South Australia. It operates as a cattle station. It is located about 4 kilometers (2 miles) north-east of the small township of the same name. 23 km (14 mi) west of the Queensland border, and 246 km (153 mi) south-east of Birdsville. As of 2012 the station – the second largest in South Australia after Anna Creek station – occupied an area of 13,552 square kilometers (5,232 square miles) and was owned by the pastoral company, S. Kidman & Co.
Innamincka, which means ‘your shelter and your home’ is a combination of two aboriginal words. The farm has been operating since 1872 in the area.
Wave Hill, Northern Territory, Australia.
Wave Hill is a cattle station that covers an area of approximately 13,500 square kilometers (5,212 square miles). It is located about 31 kilometers (19 mi) east of Kalkaringi, 204 kilometers (127 mi) south east of Timber Creek and about 600 kilometers (373 mi) south of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
This cattle farm have about 3,330,000 acres of land with about 50,000 cattle heads. it is owned by the Western grazing company.
Marion Downs, Queensland, Australia.
Marion Downs Station, often just referred to as Marion Downs, is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in Queensland Australia.
Despite being in the list of biggest farms in the world, this farm can be managed by as low as 15 employees. It can accommodate up to 15,000 cattle herds, and it covers about 3,070,000 acres. This farm is owned by the North Australian Pastoral Company.