At HP Hydraulics, we service the agricultural industry – amongst other industries – with our hydraulic repair and creation services to help improve the efficiency of their operations.
With the rise of machinery, industries like agriculture have been able to speed up their processes and help to meet the demands of a growing and more consumptive British society. However, where did it all start? Here we provide a very brief history of agriculture in the UK.
Agriculture Before the 18th Century
Farming has been a huge part of British culture for thousands of years, with the introduction of the practice from Syria’s Mesolithic population and the domestication of pigs from wild boar which already lived across Britain.
This practice was performed on a small-scale family basis until the Saxons and the Vikings introduced open-field farms which helped to feed more and more people as populations expanded. The Black Death drastically reduced the population of Britain from the late 1340s and it wouldn’t rise again until the 1500s.
The Agricultural Revolution
In the one hundred years between 1750 and 1850, the English population nearly tripled and this boom was fuelled by a huge increase in agricultural prowess. With land being reclaimed from areas of the nation and changes in crop to wheat and rye from barley taking place, the population could eat a much healthier diet.
Crucially, however, the processes, tools used and increased yields meant that much more could be produced without an increase in manpower allowing that extra labour to enter other areas of work which then helped the country to prosper further. This 100 year period is known as the agricultural revolution and is an essential era and the development of Britain as a great European power.
Modern Day Innovations
The development of hydraulic-powered machinery used in the agricultural sector has also rapidly improved efficiency within the industry and subsequently impacted further rises in population. As efficiency rises and less manpower is needed, the labour-force can be used elsewhere which facilitates growth in other areas of the economy.
HP Hydraulics Can Provide Expert Repairs For Your Agricultural Machines
At HP Hydraulics, we’ve been creating and repairing hydraulic systems for a wide array of different industries – including the agricultural industry – for over three decades. We have a wealth of experience and skills to create complex systems as well as provide effective repairs to get your operation going again.
To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Unit 2, Davis Way, Newgate Lane Industrial Estate, Fareham, Hants, PO14 1JF, call us on 01329 828 877 or 07802 774 205 and email us at email@example.com.