Union Catalogue of Agricultural Libraries in the Netherlands
The WUR Library Catalogue contains bibliographic data on books and periodicals held by the libraries of Wageningen University and Research Centre and some 15 associated libraries. Holding data are added to each record.
Subjects covered include Agrotechnology, Food and Food Production, Plant and Animal Sciences, Soil Science, Geo-information, Landscape and Spatial Planning, Water and Climate, Ecosystem Studies, Economics and Society.
The joint collections of the participating libraries cover a substantial part of the internationally available scientific literature in these disciplines.
As far as Dutch scientific literature in these fields is concerned, coverage can be considered near 100%, including much of the so-called "grey literature".
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A short history of dairy farming and of butter production and trade in the Netherlands was given with fuller description of the then recent development of the butter and margarine industry and commerce. Special emphasis was laid on the adulteration of butter. The system of butter quality inspection, as it evolved in the course of time, was extensively described and discussed. Scientific, technical, administrative and economic aspects were considered, and the relative merits of different inspection systems were outlined. Finally, recommendations for future control were given and elucidated. The existing system of private inspection stations set up by the dairy industry, under statutory regulations and government supervision, was generally considered preferable.
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