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WHEY BUTTER PLANT.

INSTALLATION AT BARRY'S

BAY FACTORY.

A general meeting of suppliers to the Barry's Bay cheese factory was held on April 17th to consider the advisability of installing a whey butter plant at, the factory in view of the fact that at present the whey was mostly all drained away ioto the sea, and it was considered a large sum of money was thus lost every year. There were about twenty-seven out of thirty suppliers present and Mr S. Vogan, chairman of directors, was in the chair.

Mr Gwilliam, Government dairy expert, and Mr Clayton, Govern ment cheese grader, (.£ Lyttelton were present at the meeting. Mr Gwilliam explained at the meet ; ing that a whey butter plant wo.lld cost; from £1000 to £1200 to ipamll. Hβ estimated that there would be 4f tons of butter made from the whey of the factory, which was now thrown away, and this on a selling basis pf ldjd per Ib, should pay for all depre oiation, working expenses, etc , and return a profit to the suppliers of £120 or about 13 per cent profit on thnir outlay. Mr B. Barker moved the company install a wbey butter plant for next season. Seoonded by Mr R. Stewart and carried.

A further meeting of suppliers was held on April 25 to consider the question of increasing the capital of the company to the necessary amount re quired to install the whey butter plant. The motion to increase the capital was carried by 23 votes to 22. It was also decided to call tenders for flbe new building, which will in olnde a cool store, and to write to all the other Peninsula cheese factories asking .them if they would supply their whey cream to the Bgrry's Bay factory. [ A meeting of dlreofcora and shareholders will be held on May 21et, to -accept tenders for the building and make arrangements for the new plant.

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WHEY BUTTER PLANT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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WHEY BUTTER PLANT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4395, 12 May 1914

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