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The probable effect of the present European war upon the dairy industry (says tbe an exchange,) and the proapests for tbe coming season, formed the subject of some interesting remarks by Mr A Morton, chairman, of the National Dairy Association, at the annual meeting of the Mangoet Dairy Company, of which he is also chairman.

Hβ warned the shareholders that it would be impossible to expect the same rates of advance as in the past, The main trouble, he said, was the uncertainty of shipping their produce to the Home market. If they could, they would be certain of realising high prices, but they might not be able to ship. It was practically certain that no sales would be made, but that every producing company would have to take the risk itself of putting its produce in the Home market, and that risk woald have to be taken. They must get rid of their produce as 3OOQ as pcssible- It had been suggested that after the accommodation at the various freezing works had been taken up, the produce would be stored in the holds of the ships in New Zealand ports, but there was only a limited number of boats, and thW would be no more arriving unless England was assured of fc,be safety and control of her commerce on the high seas He did not wish to make any remarks of an alarmist nature, but merely to bring home to them the out look, so if they received only a moderate rate of advance, they would know that it was due to their peculiar circumstances that governed the world to day. If there was any chance of getting the produce on the English market, it would be taken advantage of. Referring to the respective prospects of cheese and butter for the season, Mr Movton said it bad been suggested by some ppople that this would be used to feed the armies. Possible tbis might be so, but he pointed out the production of cheese would not be lessened. New Zealand and Canada were the big est cheese producers in the world, and the productions would not be inter ferred with. Regarding butter, he said that New Zealand was not a very large producer, but the war would greatly interfere with the large Conti ncnfcal producers. Denmark was partiaily or wholly and Siberia abeolutly out of the question on the Home market to day, by reason of tbe fact that none of the Continental production would be available for England. The conditions in New Zealand and Australia weie exceedingly bright for high price?, but it would cost something "to .get the produce on the market.

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THE DAIRY INDUSTRY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4423, 21 August 1914

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THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4423, 21 August 1914

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