Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 319, 4 April 1917, Page 8
The Tory "Post" gives the show away. It says:— "Mr. A. Burgess is a well-known dairy farmer at Jlongotea, and on a small holding of eighty-two acres— a first-class bit of farm land—ho runs forty-five Hol-ir-in cows, which have yielded pplendid results Ut.i<? season, as tlie following figures will show-.—September's cheque from factory, .£IOO 195.; October, .Cl-il Gs. lid.; November, .CWO (is. lid.; December. J.'H9 Us. Mr. Burgess will receive about X'JOfl from milk alone, and Vn-r* an- also I he returns to come fiom ea!..s ami' pifis." 'Our remark on this is that decent profits should allow for decent wages to the men mid the women wiu> help the farmer fo garner in tho substantial cheques.