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American farmers specialise and thrive

(1957) American farmers specialise and thrive. The Countryman, 26 December 1957. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article from the perspective of Western Australian scientist, Professor E.J. Underwood discussing his visit to a number of farms from California on the west coast to Wisconsin in the middle-west, New York in the north-east and Texas in the south.
Professor Underwood said that a striking feature of most of the farms to a visiting Australian is the high degree of specialisation.
Professor Underwood found although specialised one-crop farming involving a high degree of technical know-how is most obvious to the eye.
A number of methods used in America for the mass production of stock and poultry and intense specialisation in fruit growing include feed troughs three quarters of a mile long; fattening 50,000 cattle a year on one property; use of hormones, antibiotics and even tranquiliser drugs for stock, and spectacular weight gains.

This article contains a portrait of Professor E.J. Underwood, Director of the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Western Australia.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1957 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58287
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