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An Important and Successful Industry. A VISIT TO THE WORKS. THE HOME OF "MOREPORK" HAMS AND BACON. The Woodville Bacon Company, Ltd. — the second largest works of its kind and by far the most replete and up-to-date in New Zealand — gives tone and distinction to the district in which it is situated, and is proving a veritable boon to the dairy farmers throughout the wliqle'Nortk Island. The company was formed some five years ago, with Mr. W. H. Nelson (a son of Mr. Nelson, of Tomoana) as managing director, and has progressed at a wonderful rate during those few years. The business has a splendid record behind, it and a still, greater future in front of it. This company commenced operations on a solid foundation, and has continued to carry on so throughout ; hence the remarkable popularity of its celebrated mild-cured " Morepork " hams and bacon. This is a brand of unblemished repute that is eagerly sought after, and consequently enjoys a very large sale throughout New Zealand. The " Morepork " brand is a household word to-day, and a revelation of flavour, purity, and nutritious properties. || SMALL GOODS. likelihood of the animals becoming chambers, for instance, are an important El i The company pays considerable atten- bruised or injured in the journey to adjunct to the successful curing business. U la „ , „ , , , „ , Woodville than to moro distant towns, ihese, like other portions ot the works, H | turn to the manufacture of small goods, The y arrive in fresh condition, and no are on an extensive and very complete • H g which, like the hams and bacon, are time is lost in untrucking them when scale. Store-rooms capable of storing I B distributed throughout the centres and they arrive from the railway station, se\ oral thousands of carcases ; a complete B I find ready sale, many tempting deli- ;T hich is connected with the works by boiling-down plant, with three of the | gj . „ „,■,..,,.* , , the company's private line. The holding latest type digesters for the offal; H | cacies being included in the list and of penBj W ith concrete floors, have a hold- two large brick smoke-houses; packing R H a quality pleasing to both eye and palate, mg capacity of between 600 and 700 rooms ; and last, but by no means least, H H under cover, and are amply provided there is the engine room and exteii- |fl | THE SUPPLY OF PIGS with drinking water. From these they sive machinery plant, which is under Eg I Is drawn from the Wairarana Wiikatn are renioved to the slaughtering pens in the charge of Mr. H. D. Cronin, a com- H 1 , , . L Wanarapa Waikato, balcheBj and aftel the kining operation petent engineer. The machinery consists I | Pukekohe, southern Hawkes Bay, Mana- they are whisked along a gieased rail by of a largo Haslam refrigerator converted H I watu, Rangitikei, Oroua, and Taranaki gravitation process to the scalding vat. to the Linde system, gas engines, sueI districts, trucking stations being estab- After the scalding and dressing operation tion gas plant, a complete electric light I rt,a of „«„„<.«;<> a , *„ * +v. v, ♦ is over the carcase is singed in a furnace, plant by which the works are lit, also 1 lished at convenient centres throughout, Thls is a unique colltliv B ance . The car . an up . t *.date pumping plant, and AumeB and a competent staff of buyers is con- cases are swung up on a mechanical rous other appliances. I stantly employed. The "most rigid in- device, easily worked by one man into The plant in and about the works was I spection is adopted at the works, under a cone*hapcd structure, where they are supplied and installed by Messrs. Jas. J. E ~ , . , j.i.i subjected to a very few seconds incmera- Niven and Co., Ltd. A feature of par- | a Government inspector, and absolutely tion> This, process takes away the hot ticular interest about the engine-room £ nothing Hut the best quarity- animal, water flabbiness and stiffens the, equipment is that of the two refrigeratI1I 1 immune from disease of any kind, is at the same time all deleterious ing machines one is the first refrigerating v ntilkpd tliß rnndprrmprf animak V.pincr substances are removed from the skin, machine used in Hawkes Bay, and the | utilised, the condemned animals being Jt algQ fch{) thickness of the rindj otheV {$ a type of the modem I immediately removed to the digester which is an advantage from many points practice in refrigeration. The old ma- § house and boiled down. of view, and ope which is much appre- chine is a steam-driven Haslam, first 1 THE WORKS IN FULL SWING. ciated by retailers of the "Morepork" used by Messrs. Nelson Bros., Ltd., at 1 H Thk is tha enmmnv's busy time The bran( !' " ho inval ' iabl y "° w use the mod " their Tomoana works in 1883. It was I | 1 his is the company s busy time, lhe om bacpn . cutting mac hine. The next converted by Messrs. Niven and Co. to 9 H works are m full swing now. lhe two process is a cleansing and cooling bath, the Linde system some years ago. The H H views given here of the buildings demon- after which the carcase proceeds on its new machine is a high-speed compressor H I strate to some extent their size and wa y by . gravitation, first to the inspector, built by Messrs. Niven and Co., and | II . , „ , „... , „ and after a rigid examination to the direct-driven by a "National" gas en- B ■ importance and the facilities at dis- cutt i ng . up ta bl 6j a nd subsequently into gine. Another "National" gas engine | m posal for handling the pig trade of the the cooling chamber, and later to the provides power for the generation of H | North Island. It must be 'admitted that curing cellers, and then to the smoke- electricity and to drive pumps, fans, etc. B I the works are/admirably fitted for this 110l lo . vu f s > tthere , its complexion becomes a Electric light is installed throughout the I I . , .. , 1.1- j t ,i xi- l famt copper colour, browned to a nicety, works, and there ai'o also a number of B 1 industrial undertaking, and, further, that i t then is removed to the packing house, small electric friction hoists in operation H 3 the geographical position of Woodville, where it is bagged, packed, and put in the slaughter-house and elsewhere. ■ 1 situated as it is at the junction of three ready for the market. The gas for the two gas engines is sup- H 1 railway lines branchine each in a dif A fu]l an , d a , d .equate idea of the com- plied from a "National" suction gas pro- H * railway lines branching each ma dit- plefceness o{ this factory can on i y be ducer lanfci To meet the in » rea J ing | I ferent direction, is well suited to the gained by a personal inspection, but suf- demand for steam the old Cornish boilers H 1 reception and distribution of produce, nee it to say that the whole of the have just been replaced by two new mul- n 5 This is an important point, which dairy departments exemplify a methodical ar- titubuJar boilers of Messrs. Niven and B i . til < , '• . . c ,T, T - , rangement and cleanliness that could not Co. b manufacture. H a farmers should not lose sight of. Wood- b e excelled. H i ville is on a central line of railway, and ' ' THE STAFF. , g 3 pigs consigned to the company there re- OTHER DEPARTMENTS. Mr. J. H. Cronin is the works man- H | quire no transhipping. The distance • There are numerous other departments W?'» and ,h?, h ? Has under him a staff of I | from the various centres of activity is in the huge factory which are both in- ,/' and m ad dition, during the flush | 1 not so great; there is consequently less teresting and instructive. The freezing %* \\ h r e "«"9 n » ?ther casual hands. Mr. | H & B J. M. Calder is secretary to the com- g gj m . ... . aaKituiaim'MViViYilBa7i'MTiMi'ii''M n uMimwiniinnn rvi"!"""'"""'" 7 ! P anv< anc^ ' s cI)(j,c I )(j , busily employed with 9 X . . n , . ' to make this industry a valuable one for ■ ■ Ammonia Compressor driven by National Gas Lngine, at the Works of the himself, the company, and the district B lu—JV* Woodville Bacon Co., Ltd. over which its operations extend. \ ""!»« '®>r lg)l I! IS)I |<8> I — 1 G) I — I ORDER A "MOREPORK" HAM FOR XMAS YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED. ALL LEADING STORES STOCK THIS BRAND.

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Page 12 Advertisements Column 2, Evening Post, Volume LXXXVIII, Issue 110, 5 November 1914

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