THE DAIRYING SEASON.
IMPROVED SUPPLY TO DAIRY FACTORIES.
The prosp'eots for the dairying season on Banks Peninsula, which, despite the high prices ruling for butter and cheese looked so poor at the beginning of the New Year, have, now very much improved owing, to the recent rains. The milk and cream supplies have recovered themselves wonderfully during the past two months, though about a fortnight ago the cows went off again owing to the dry weather. Some of the fac
toriea have almost doubled their supply. It is expected now that the big shortage on previous years will be made up to something near normal, though, of course, there will be a big shortage in factory outputs. Tbe abundance of feed in the grazing paddocks is having a marked effect not only upon the milk supply, but also upon the milking herds, which are recovering in condition tremendously. The splendid growths in tbe cocksfoot paddocks has made tbe outlook for winter grazing very much brighter for dairymen.
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THE DAIRYING SEASON., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 17 March 1916