Johnston, Joseph. 'A plea for winter dairying'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XV No. 1, 1930/1931, pp33-44
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XV No. 1 1930/1931
Countrymen are familiar with the practice of holding out a carrot
to an obstinate type of quadruped in order to induce it to go where
it would otherwise be unwilling to go. When it gets there it may
possibly get some stronger nourishment than the carrot. The monopoly
of the home market is held out to our dairy farmers as a
means of inducing them to recapture the export market, and hold it
firmly every month of the year. If this result is achieved it will
mean nothing less than a revolution in the whole of our agricultural
The object of this paper is to examine, in the light of all the
available economic facts, whether this revolution is possible and
Read before the Society on Thursday, 19th March, 1931
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