MILK MARKETING BOARD

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of photographs of members of the Milk Marketing Board and chief officers, a war memorial and poultry farming 1939-1966

Administrative / Biographical History

Milk Marketing Boards were cooperatives established in the 1930's to preserve incomes of farmers who produced milk, protecting them from the large dairy companies. The National Farmers Union set up regional boards in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Boards sold milk for farmers, paying farmers in proportion to the milk provided by them. The Board system of marketing was abolished in 1994

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Accession number DX342

Note

Compiled by Zoe Watson, July 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist