The dairy industry in Saskatchewan
Handy, John Albert
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The purpose of this study is to determine and explain the reasons for the decline of the dairy industry in Saskatchewan. The physical environment, historical, economic and political factors were believed to be important in explaining its decline and were considered. Information on the suitability of the physical environment was obtained by examining publications on climate, soil and vegetation in Saskatchewan and comparing the situation in Saskatchewan with major dairy areas in eastern Canada and western Europe. Much information on the past was obtained from the Archives in Saskatoon, especially from the Annual Reports of the Department of Agriculture from 1898, from documents concerning early attempts of production and marketing and from other maps and sources listed in the bibliography.