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Dairy

In the 1800s some areas in south-west Scotland had grown famous for their dairy produce, especially the butter from towns like Stewarton and Dunlop. In the later decades of that century dairy production increased sharply. A new crop-rotation system meant that there was now a lot of land lying under grass for much of the time which led to increased amounts of land for grazing. This, coupled with the cropping of hay, proved an incredible boost to meat and dairy production.

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