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The Interesting tnu-irulona of dairying given recently at the Duohesa of Hamilton's Dairy School have atVraoted wide attention, and ranny hav-i expressed the hope that her Grace will institute a similar Bchool on the Duke s LinaikiHr - eatate, at Hamilton, or other coavtmieut situation. It is not, perhaps, bo generally known as it ought to be, that the Duoheaa baa opened a vorj prettily fitted up shop for the sale of dairy produce at ipawioh, whloh has become vory suooeaa ful— a good trade bmog do no, la addition to starting this place if buslues?, her Gmoe has instituted ft dairy school at Great Glenbara, m the county of Suffolk, which bids fair to be well patronised. The lady superintendent of this BOhool (Miss Kstcourt) «avp recently, before a oeleot company, a demonatratlou of batter making, whlob proved to be exceedingly interesting. £he practical work of tbe dairy m this department was also made tbe snbj.ot of a most instructive looture. The produce of » oburn (au end-over-cad one) of tbb same sort as was used at tbe Great Exhibition, was made mto butter ready for table use without any " handling," the butter, as was pointed out by tbe lecturer, being ready at a atage at whloh formerly no dairymaid would have attempted to " make " It. because of its being only la a granulated condition, and not at one tlmo thought to be forward enough to stand washing; butMissEstoourt demonstrated tffdotlvely thai It ooald not only be thoroughly well washed, but oould be formed into good marketable butter. It was, as has been said, made without being touched by the hand, a great advantage, as few * persons possess tbl essential lequ'.site of a sufficiently ooo> hand with wnloh to " work " the material. The cows at tbe Glenbaro Dairy are Ayrshlrea and Jerseys, all of them milk-yieldlog cattle, and the dairy, It Is almost superfluous to i»y, ia well-furnished with all the best appilanoes for toe work of manipulation and tel ion. It may b» as well to explain that the school instituted by tbe Duchess is not m any sense » charity one j board, lodging, and instruction is oharged at the rate of 15j per week, or m the oase of working pupil*, 8j per week— the latter class of pupili being required to assist m the work of tbe dairy. Day pupils are •Iso received at tbe rates of 5s per week ; these find their own board and lodging.

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THE DUCHESS OF HAMILTON'S DAIRY SCHOOL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2128, 7 May 1889

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THE DUCHESS OF HAMILTON'S DAIRY SCHOOL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2128, 7 May 1889