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The progress made in tbe Penin sula dairying industry has been very apparent during tbe past three or four years, and, with every new season, there appears to be more land devoted to this class of farming on the Peninsula A rough idea of the in come received from by the seven different cheese factories on the Panin sula gives an idea of tbe income ra ceived during the season for their ac tual milk supply, and, of course, there a great deal of private dairying, which i-* still very extensive on tb.9 Peninsula. Most of tbe factory reforts show that the past sea?on has been a record one The approximate amount received for cheese sales is as follows : — Barry's Bay 220 tons £12339 5j 7d '< kaiu's Bay 197J tons £11950 3? 4d German Bay 115 tons £8768 6s 6d Litfle Akaloa 71 tons £5396 (approx Wainui 62J tons • £4750 (approx Pfgeon Bay 60 (approx) £456*S 9i b'd Le Bon's Bay 40 (approx) £2722 9s 7d Tbe total of the cheese sale 3 from tbe Peninsula factories is approximately £51094 5s 3d,and tbe cheese produced 750 tons).

Tbe prices paid for butter fat per lb to suppliers is as follows .* —Barry's Bay 14£ d, Okain's 14d, Wainui 14d, Pigeon Bay 13f 1, German Bay 13-Jd, Little Akaloa 13d, and Le Bon's bay ■llfd. Besides these returns there are of course returns from private dairies aDd tbe creameries at Little River and along the railway line, so that tbe to tai return for the dairying industry of the Peninsula, it is safe to cay, will realise an annual income of about £75,000. This year the Akaroa Butter - ompauy will mean the engaging of a number of additional dairy farms in the industry in and around Akaroa. Dairying is on a sound footing in this district, and with the safe conveyance of our produce to tbe Home market this year, the dairy farmers should enjoy another prosperous year.

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THE PENINSULA CHEESE INDUSTRY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4427, 8 September 1914

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THE PENINSULA CHEESE INDUSTRY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4427, 8 September 1914

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