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Farming the Hungry Fifties

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Written in the 21st century, this book gives a factual account of the management of Hardington, a North Somerset estate of 850 acres in the 1950s. This was an unusually large farm in Somerset - the average size in the county at this time was about 80 acres. As manager, Geoff Loxton handled this demanding job with some skill and, as he suggests, a measure of good luck with fires and accidents. Food supplies were still rationed and economists were predicting world starvation by 2000 if production was not increased significantly. The farm had been badly and inefficiently run during the 1940s and now was the time was to turn this around. At the end of the book, the author compares the farm in the 1950s with its position at the time of writing the book in 2003.
This copy of this large, softback book, is in good, clean condition.

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Author(s):
Loxton, G.A.J.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
095374583X
ISBN-13:
9780953745838
Number of pages:
135
Publisher:
Snowdrop

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Written in the 21st century, this book gives a factual account of the management of Hardington, a North Somerset estate of 850 acres in the 1950s. This was an unusually large farm in Somerset - the average size in the county at this time was about 80 acres. As manager, Geoff Loxton handled this demanding job with some skill and, as he suggests, a measure of good luck with fires and accidents. Food supplies were still rationed and economists were predicting world starvation by 2000 if production was not increased significantly. The farm had been badly and inefficiently run during the 1940s and now was the time was to turn this around. At the end of the book, the author compares the farm in the 1950s with its position at the time of writing the book in 2003.
This copy of this large, softback book, is in good, clean condition.

Author(s):
Loxton, G.A.J.
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
095374583X
ISBN-13:
9780953745838
Number of pages:
135
Publisher:
Snowdrop

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