- Title Pages
- Map and Figures
- 1 Introduction: Agrarian Fundamentalism and English Agricultural Development
- 2 Enclosure in the South Midlands
- 3 Enclosure and Depopulation
- 4 The Rise of the Yeoman
- 5 The Disappearance of the Yeoman in the Open Fields
- 6 The Adoption of Modern Methods
- 7 Yields and Output
- 8 Employment and Labour Productivity
- 9 Rent Increases and Overall Farm Efficiency
- 10 Yeomen, Capitalist Farmers, and the Growth in Yields
- 11 Labour Shedding and the Growth in Productivity
- 12 The Failure of Protoindustry and the Origins of the Surplus Labour Economy, 1676–1831
- 13 Agrarian Change and Economic Growth
- 14 Who Gained from the Agricultural Revolution?
- 15 The Yeoman Alternative
- Appendix I Regional Patterns of Peasant Land Tenure
- Appendix II The Batchelor–Parkinson Farm Model
- Appendix III Sources of Real Wages
- Appendix IV Sources of Agricultural Output and Input Price Indices
Yields and Output
Yields and Output
- (p.130) 7 Yields and Output
- Enclosure and the Yeoman
Robert C. Allen
- Oxford University Press
This chapter discusses the implications of enclosure for the output of livestock products, while taking into account changes in animal numbers as well as improvements in breeds. The chapter also presents a computation of the changes in farm output that followed enclosure. Enclosure was determined to cause productivity growth in English agriculture, and that it did accelerate the adoption of new crops, draining, and livestock.
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