Science and the Poultry Industry


THE claim of the poultry industry to rank as the third largest branch of British agriculture, when judged by the value of its output, will scarcely be questioned by the visitor to Blackpool for the recent meetings of the British Association. Over the greater part of the County Palatine through which he travelled, the fortunes of farming are based largely upon cows, poultry and pigs, mainly in the order given, whilst the more immediate hinterland of Blackpool is thickly studded with specialist poultry farms. On arrival he would not have been surprised, therefore, to find from his programme that two sections of the Association had thought it worth while to devote a whole afternoon to a joint session for the discussion of problems of the poultry industry, and that further, provision had been made for an external lecture at a rural centre, Poulton-le-Fylde, on the same subject.


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C., C. Science and the Poultry Industry. Nature 138, 789–790 (1936).

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