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Pastoral societies primarily focused on raising livestock for sustenance and trade, rather than farming crops. While they may have practiced some limited forms of agriculture for supplemental food or fodder, their main livelihood was centered on herding animals such as cattle, sheep, or goats.

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A pastoral farm is one that typically raises livestock (particularly sheep and goats, but will also include cattle as well) to graze on pasture for most of the year. In North America, such farms are called ranches. In the United Kingdom, European Union and New Zealand this is called pastoral farming.

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Without land, there is nothing to farm. Societies that did not control land could not farm, and farming societieshad to control land in order to farm.