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Mr J. F. Matthews, of Ohristchurchi writing tb the " Akaroa Mail "upon the manufacture and export of cjieese says :— " The dairy farmers of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula: seem toTbe rsri7a rather unsettled* stafce ofriund in reference to cheese exporting.! • Perhaps a little experience, of bnewhoJfias rtrftvelled (the. Peninsula on cheese business many times could give, sbme'. practicallhinls 6h;itt&» subject. -, I have visited most Of the dairy farms, and inspected the'yxheese, sndimusjj say that tht quality andu sizes d<,Y«3Tifa I*fifc on?y between .^achcfarm'ef^s make, but also in the farmer's own lot of cheese: In the middle "of all thistheyjareTworidoring why: their cheese is not bringing better prices in London, AntUt6"finißh up, are thinking of sending a man Home to remedy the eyi^, .which means more e^penite^fi'tc., etc. Where- the in the disposing of the. cheese in London, bub in the m»klnl|^o)E>itit m size and quality on the Peninsula. - There would be no need tQirepi^stint ther»rticl^lthe[|jlrtic^ would ! represent,'itself, !-;if- Up^ttj,) th^ Jjondon marketctaateuyThe^b^&rmsrat Home could n^or«.tha» haajb^Bflr done till ; thej quality, and-slues fjra^imjprovecl, as farmers 1 f will>:see:.)by;xtfeej3reporta and accqunte ,pf sales^/Surely .aUpthe firms afenordislibhesliin^thefr^aKs of NewZealand pr^uce'? To prove this we find the other, day, a well-known factory in the SouthlsW t^eive^^^;^ of far higher pric^th4n any Pidnirisula y cheese, for thesimplereason it^-was up, to size and quality. jThe,' Peninsula, though not adapted to, dairy f facfo^ies^ oouW. form themselves intio'an association to regulate the sizes and .quality^ «nd send Home : their • own cKeesethrough the association, aii^d have the cheese, examined before sending,' the farmer^ to be\ members and directors, out .of each-o| fli&-l^» Bays, With J an association iliWr tnia Ac siaes could be regulated by.haying theAlocked tin;;v'ata; J"w|UcK'«e v'c^e^r Janol l%hter than idie woodenl^oneP The"' association coulAasl^^ent r to 1 aendMr Sawers, i the^yer^entldany Inspector,to give some'practical lessons .xin'cneese making for the London. market,in each of the feays. 'By forming' such an association the farmers would benefit., themselves in a^tove.^^^j^jßr own; produce, wluoEiSjbetter than comnutting v themselvesioany firm." ; ■;

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CHEESE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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CHEESE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890