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NOTES FOR FARMERS

DAIRY FACTORIES AND

FREEZING WORKS.

Tbe Bristol and Dominions' Pro ducers' Association bava isssued a map showing the location of all the butter and cheese factories and freeziDg works in New Zealand, the yearly output of the factories, and tbe killing and storing capacity of the works. There are no fewer that 403 butter and cheese factories, and their output per annum amounts to 81,858 tons of butter and 40,247 tons of cheese. In the Auckland province the manufac tura of butter is largely ahead of tbat of cheese, being 13,556 tons against 1391 tons, and it has the two largest butter factories, so far as output is concerned, in the Dominion. Tara I naki is now more given over to cheese making than butter, with 19,551 tons against 5993 tons, and it also baa the six ; largest cheese factories in tbe Dominion. In the Wellington province the manufacture of butter and cheese is more even, tbe quantities being 5507 tons and 7120 tons respectively. In Hawke's Bay there is also rather more cheese than butter made, the figures being 1952 fcon3 of cheese and 1380 ton 3of butter. In Nelson, Marlborough and Westland the outputs are small compared with other provinces, cheese, through its more extended manufacture in Marlborough, forming the largest quttntity. In Canterbury the manufacture of butter is more than <)r,ub!e that of cheese, tbefignres being 2857 tons and 1087 tons respectively, and tbi-i province has the third largest tiu-put from a single butter factory. Iv OtHgo and Southland the output of chtese is nearly three times tbat of butter, being 7728 tons against 2289, ;h<- maoufocture of butter beiDg now ulracst entirely confined to North Ota├čO. j There are tbirfcy-ona freezing works' in tbe Dominion, wi ; h a total daily j killing capacity of 93,850 head of; nbeep and 1520 cattle, and a storage capacity equal to 2,377,000 carcases of mutton. Tbe largest of these wo:ks is the Gear Company's at Petone, with a killing capacity of 10,000 sheep and 100 cattle, and a storage capacity equal to 250,000 carcases of mutton. ,

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NOTES FOR FARMERS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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NOTES FOR FARMERS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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