Poultry Flocks, 1949-50; Some Costing Figures

For a year ended on, or around, 30th September, 1950, the College had the co-operation of about 45 poultry-keepers in making an investigation into costs and returns. Rather less than half of this number had kept poultry costing returns for the College in previous years and the remainder of the records were obtained in response to the request of the National Farmers' Union of Scotland that poultry-keepers assist the College in an economic investigation starting with the year 1949-50. At this stage, records from 40 of the co-operating farms and holdings have been completed and averaged and a summary of the results is presented here. Both egg prices and feeding-stuffs prices are now higher than in the year reviewed. Acknowledgment is made, with thanks, of the assistance given by the poultry-keepers whose records form the raw material of this statement and whose ready co-operation and patience in dealing with much detail was greatly appreciated by the members of staff who prepared the accounts for the individual farms and holdings.

Issue Date:
Apr 01 1951
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
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Economics Department Report No. 1-1951

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