A Brief History of Milk Production details the history of milk farming in England from the earliest days to the modern problems that dairy farmers face. Having spent a lifetime in the dairy business, Bert Collacott, son of a Devon dairy farmer, has a wide knowledge on how the industry has changed in the past century. He was involved in improving milk quality, cattle breeding, and the marketing of milk, and he was the former dairy columnist of the Farmers Guide. His book covers one of the most important sectors of the agricultural industry during its massive transformation from being based on small units to modern, complex processing plants. It includes: *The set-up of the Milk Marketing Board *The Board's role in improving milk collections *Humorous anecdotes gleaned from the author's own experience *The sad demise of an operation that Bert considered to have been the lifeline of the industry for over 60 years *And more! The book also looks at the regulations that were brought in over the years to remove the health hazards from drinking milk, and it details the arrival of artificial insemination, including some of the risqué stories and poems told about the AI men. With illustrations, photographs of milking machines and processing plants, and case studies, A Brief History of Milk Production will appeal to farmers--particularly dairy farmers--and those with a general interest in the history of farming.