44. Captain BROWN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether it is proposed to establish a Government demonstration dairy farm in the county of Northumberland?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen)
The Board's scheme does not at present include a demonstration farm for arable dairying in Northumberland. Only a limited number can be started, and they will be placed in the districts in which it is considered this method of milk production is most likely to be successful, and in which the operation of ploughing orders would restrict the amount of cow-keeping unless the farmers can be shown an alternative method of keeping cows. Should the demonstrations succeed in their purpose the trials would be extended into other districts.