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The economic soundness and possibilities of operating a dairy farm within the city limits of Vancouver Logan, Harry Fitzgerald McCleery


An investigation regarding the operation of a selected dairy farm in an area where urbanization presents a problem affecting the supply of fresh dairy produce, is herewith presented. Large and growing cities with adjacent restricted farming areas are experiencing a rapid urbanization of these farm lands; hence, serious depletion of land resources for dairy enterprises is resulting. The problem has been applied to a farm within the city limits of Vancouver. This land is unavailable for use other than agricultural, and, as a result, it is expedient that it be adapted to a profitable farm enterprise. The farm has been outlined as a dairy production unit, operating on the "dry-lot" principle. The results of the study indicate that the unit would provide a fair labour income to the operator, but would offer a definite challenge to anyone whose interests lie in dairy farming.

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