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NOTES FOR FARMERS

BIG CHEQUES FOR , BUTTER FaT AT AUCK! AND. The dairy industry right through the Auok land provinca is experiencing a record senson Bo3ordinz to Mr Pacey, general manager ot the New Zealand Dairy Association. Tbe northern districts show a Eomewhat greater rate of increrse than the Waikito and other districts, where the business has been longer established. Concerning his own cornpny, Mr, Pacey said tin piyment for butter fat on Dacember 21st, wbh £68,724 17s, wbioh is easily a re. cord menthly payment for any put of New Zea'a'd, • Mr Peoey also said that from the opening tithe [season to the end of November his company I iad manufactured 2106 tons of butter, as compared with 1913 tons for the corresponding period last season. The rate of advance over last season was likely to m crease considerably as tbe season advances, Mr Paoey eaid it was not generally appre. dated to what extent the dairy industry had been menaced by the recent strike. Fortun, ately the strike had been terminated, and there was eveiy probability of the din'ribu lions for butterfat exceeding anything that bad previously been experienced. He remarked that the outstanding feature of the pißt season's activities had been the opening up (of business with the United States of America, this haying been made possible by tie recent revision in the tariff. This development would mark an epoch in the history ot the dairy business, and would contribute a valuable new market to New Zealand dairy men. FAU TV CHEESE CRATES. It is time the packers realised tbat the crates have to carry safe from damage eaoh two oheeso of 75 to 801bs . or a total weight perorate of 150 to IGOlbs. These weighty packages are Bubject to muoh strain, much bumping and some screwing. Obviously the materials used ought to be s'rong and fit for tho work. In these days of calculating makers, there should be no difficulty whatever about getting the right Bort of outfit. But broaking laths and split end 3 are too common by far, and what happens to tbe two;cbeese under such ciroumstanc-s of disaster, to their keeper it is not hard to gus33. Anyhow, they can scaroely be said by the most sanguine to be improved by the process: The ship people provide a car. p«nter> overlook the crates on arrival, and in transit to the hold 3. It was a wise precaution and would be wiser but for the rapidity at which tbe work of mending is expected from their h9nds. The crates come in a flood of about a hundred a minute, and there arc men forcing the paoe at every moment, for time and tide wait neither man nor crate. Imagine a hapless carpenter anchored to a badly-damaged crate, struggling hopelessly while the stevedore foreman is yelling language at him which he does not want to see in print to enable him to get tho hang of. "But the exp nse 1" says Mr Penny Wi c, who orders the crates and has to pay for them. Exactly Mr P.W. If you were not as pound foolish as you are P W., your crates would cost a little more for timber, and yonr nbeese would msre than repay the cost of the c oat of tha extra material. What abcut :..n

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NOTES FOR FARMERS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4367, 27 January 1914

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NOTES FOR FARMERS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4367, 27 January 1914

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