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HAMILTON, this day.

One of the most successful seasons in the history of the company is reviewed in the 26th annual report of the New Zealand Dairy Company to be presented at the annual meeting on August 22. The directors in their report state that the total quantity of butterfat handled by the company during the season showed an appreciable increase over the previous season. "Unusually favourable climatic conditions experienced during the greater part of the season contributed substantially to the increase, althbugh the continued shortage of adequate farm assistance and reduced supplies of fertiliser off-set these conditions to some extent," states the report. "Having regard to the difficulties which suppliers experience the result of operations during the season is satisfactory and indicates that their loyal support and the continuation of a sustained war effort have not only maintained but also increased the output of essential commodities." The urgency of the appeal for additional production has been accentuated, state the directors, and they again earnestly request suppliers to continue production at the highest maximum possible. The output of commodities manufactured by the company over the past three years has been:—Butter, 1942-43, 44,906 tons; 1943-44, 44,089 tons; 1944-45, 51,846 tons. Cheese output for the same years has been: 15,674 tons, 14,712 tons, 17,887 tons. Milk powder and allied products: 8721 tons, 9398 tons, 10,935 tons. Condensed milk: 3382 tons, 5795 tons, 5639 tons. The quality of the products has been maintained at a reasonable standard, continues the report. Coal Output Disappointing The colliery has been worked during the season to the best advantage, consistent with circumstances, but the output has again been disappointing. The New Zealand Dairy Finance Company, Limited, continued to be of material assistance, and all. reasonable requests for finance had been met during the season. , , , A farm accounts and taxation service was commenced, and a number of suppliers have taken advantage of this facility. The total amount of cream cartage costs incurred by suppliers individually is £2657, which represents 0.0067 d on the total number of pounds of butterfat received. The quantity of butterfat so affected was 0.89 per cent of the total received. . . . Milk powder suppliers have received, in addition to the butter advance, premiums for skim milk. The following directors retire by rotation this year: Northern electoral district, Mr. R. J. Glasgow (Onewhero); south western, Mr. D. Bruce (Horsham Downs); south eastern, Mr. F. E. Hughes (Waharoa); Thames Valley (Waitoa Ward); Mr. A. Hayward (Ngarua). The retiring directors, with the exception of Mr. F. E. Hughes, who does not seek re-election, are eligible.

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PRODUCTION RISE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 179, 31 July 1945

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PRODUCTION RISE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 179, 31 July 1945

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