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Co-operative involvement in British meat processing

Posted: 30 Jun 2020, 17:43
by Declan O'Brien
My name is Declan O'Brien and I am researching the impact of the beef processing industry on Irish farm policy.

The failure of farmer-owned co-operatives to survive in beef processing in Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s is noteworthy given that co-operatives were hugely successful in the dairy sector.

In order to introduce a comparative element to my research I was wodering if anyone knew of a good academic book or article which examines co-operative involvement in the beef processing industry in Britain in the second half of the 20th century.

Many thanks,
Declan O'Brien.

00 353 86 606 9330

dobriain21@hotmail.com

Re: Co-operative involvement in British meat processing

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 08:58
by rwhoyle
I am afraid that I am not sure that the book you are hoping for exists. The whole area is, to the best of my knowledge, unexplored, so it is into the grey literature.

You might find something of use in a report of 1964: Committee of inquiry into fatstock and carcase meat marketing and distribution chaired by Verdon-Smith. I may be able to supply a (bootleg) copy of this if you think it worthwhile. We will add it to LIBRAL in the future.

Richard Hoyle

Re: Co-operative involvement in British meat processing

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 14:56
by Declan O'Brien
Hi Richard,
Thanks very much for your post.
Any reports would be great.
Most of my research to-date has obviously focused on the Irish experience.
My email address if you need it is dobriain21@hotmail.com
Regards,
Declan O'Brien