§ Mr. H. Nicholls
Details of the cost of capital development and running of each experimental husbandry farm in England and Wales are given in the following table. Column I shows the total capital outlay including the cost of acquisition and subsequent improvements, machinery and equipment, etc., from the date of establishment to 31st March, 1955. Column II shows the net surplus (+) or deficit (-) for the financial year ended 31st March, 1955, including the pay and expenses of technical and other staffs before providing for capital depreciation and other notional charges.
Experimental Farm Column I Column II £ £ Bridget's, Winchester, Hants 142,552 +5,830 Cuckoo Pastures, Boxworth, Cambs. 68,557 —6,445 Gleadthorpe, Mansfield, Notts 75,838 —4,905 Great House, Rossendale, Lanes 40,880 —10,750 High Mowthorpe, Malton, Yorks 108,086 +2,730 *Kirton (Lines) and Terrington (Norfolk) 116,788 —5,272 Rosemaund, Hereford 123,254 —8,182 Trawscoed, Aberystwyth, Cards 85,223 —11,198 Total 761,178 —38,192 *Operated as one farm.
In addition, capital development is just beginning on sites acquired for three further Experimental Farms:—
- Liscombe Farm, near Dulverton, Somerset.
- Drayton Farm, near Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.
- Pwllperian Farm, near Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.