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How did transport improvements help agriculture to improve?
- Using the trains was cheaper than walking cattle to market. It also left more cattle healthy when they got to market.
- Transport was a key factor in agricultural improvements in the nineteenth century.
- Trains were speedy and a reliable and fresh produce could be sold further afield.
- The first canal network was useful for getting new crop yields to new developing industrial towns and cities.
- Trains provided cheap transport for bulky produce. This meant that new cattle breeds could be sold further a field.
- Trains took grain to towns further away and this made a good profit. These trains could also bring back manure.
- Rapidly expanding railway networks during the 1830s meant that agriculture hit a boom period.
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