OUTLOOK IN WAIKATO. .RECORD SEASON PREDICTED, IMPROVEMENT OF PASTURES. • j [J3Y TELEGRAPH. —OWN CORRESPONDENT. J HAMILTON, Monday. Although the dairy season just closed has eclipsed all records as far as production is concerned, experts are of the opinion that with normally favourable climatic conditions the forthcoming season should prove the best ever experienced, in the Waikato, at any rate. This opinion is based on the splendid condition of the pastures throughout the district, the condition of tha cows, and the fact that the quantities of artificial manure applied to the paddocks this autumn has far exceeded the amount previously used. One authority estimates that well over 100,000 tons of fertiliser have been sold in the Auckland province during the last six months. The following figures show (he quantity, in tons, of artificial manure unloaded at South Auckland railway stations for the year ended March 31, 1927:—Te Kauwhata, 1836; Huntly, 2226; Glen Afton, 849; Taupiri, 2998 j Ngaruawahia, 1122; Frankton Junction, 6572; Hamilton, 1730; Cambridge, 8974; Morrinsvilje, 7661; Matamata, 10,021; Putaruru, 8188; Mamaku, 118; Waitoa, 4283; Te Aroha, 3521; faeroa, 637; Thames South, 178; Thames, 980; Wajhi, 2583 j Ohaupc, 2686; Te Awamutu, 5786; Otorohanga, 5884; Te Kuiti, 3194, Total, 81,029 tons. As most of the manuring in the Waikato is done in the autumn, a very large quantity will have been bought since March 31. TE AWAMUTU COMPANY, FURTHER INTERIM PAYMENT. [by telegraph.—-own correspondent,,} TE AWAMUTU, Monday. Following the payment made to dairy companies by the Dairy Pioduce Board on the second butter pool the Te Awamutu Co-operative Dairy Company, Ltd,, has made a further interim cash payment to suppliers of Id on November butterfat, 2d on February, l£d on March and Id on April. The total paid amounts to £2OOO. This is the second interim payment made by the company on the past season's supply, as a payment was made on the first butter pool on June 2. In a circular accompanying the cheques the secretary, of the company, Mr. A. J, Sinclair, states*"This payment makes our monthly advances to shareholders for finest cream supplied during the past season as follows:—June,. Is 5Ad; Julv. Is 4|d; August, Is s£d; September, is 3d; October, Is 2d; November, Is 2idj December, Is 3d; January, Is 2£d; February, Is 2d; March, Is 2d; April, Is May, Is The average payment to shareholders on , all cream received during the past season is Is 2|d to date, A final adjustment will be made with suppliers,when the surpluses still due on the past season's produce are made available by the Dairy Board. "Share capital amounting, to approxi* mately £6OOO has now been taken up by suppliers. The over-run for the season was 21. o3 per cent., and the averago cream test for the whole of our suppliers for the season reached the satisfactory level of 39.43 per cent." The company reports that there will be a further considerable increase in its supply during the incoming season. Already local dairy farmers, representing new supply from 600 cows, have made definite arrangements for the company to deal with their cream. Numerous inquiries are still being received by the company, which expects to open up the new season with an increase of at least 1000 cows.
The herd-testing group of the company has had an exceptionally good season. The following is a summary of the group's operations:— Cost per cow, 4s; number of cows tested, 1707; number of herds, 30; average butter-fat per cow, 246.79. Highest herd average: 64 cows; average butter, fat, 352.83; number of days in milk, 281. Lowest herd: Average butter-fat, 220.521b.; number of days in milk, 278, Highest cow: 637.501b. butter-fat in 330 days. Lowest cow: 67.891b. butter-fat in 150 days. THE RAGLAN FACTORY. UNITY OF ACTION URGED. [BY TELEGBAPH.—OWN COaaESPONDKSTjJ BAGLAN, Monday. For some time there has been a diversity of opinion in the Raglan district regarding the respective advantages offered by Raglan and Waikato factories. A few years ago a number of farmers who had supplied the Raglan factory commenced sending their cream to Franktan. In oraef to endeavour to come to an arrangement would unite all suppliers in the district, the Raglan Co-operative Dairy Company called a meetiing of their suppliers on Saturday. The Parish Hall was well filled, and considerable interest was shown. Mr. A. Peart, chairman of directors, presided He and several other speakers addressed the meeting, pointing out the advantages of united effort.
A resolution was carried that in tho opinion of the meeting no good purpose would be served by appointing a committee to consider amalgamation with the New Zealand Co-operative Dairy Company. It wa3 resolved that a committee be set up, consisting of three Raglan and three To Uku suppliers, with an independent chairman, to investigate the position as regards advantages offered by the factories. Messrs A. Peart, T. Parker, and Gordon Dent were appointed to represent Raglan, and Mr. Kirkwood was asked to act as chairman.
THE ROTORUA COMPANY. MERGER SCHEME CONFIRMED. [BY TELEGRAPH. —OWN CORRESPONDENT. J ROTORXJA, Monday. " Suppliers of tho Rotorua Co-operative Dairy Company have carried a resolution confirming the proposal to amalgamate with the New Zealand Co-operative Dairy Association. The voting was: For the proposal, 136; against, 114. The Rotorua company will now go into liquidation. PROSPECTS Iff WATHI DISTRICT, LARGER OUTPUT EXPECTED. [BY TELEGRAPH. —OWN CORRESPONDENT.] WAIHI. Monday. Several dairy farmers of the Waihi district- have commenced milking for the 1927-28 season and cows are now coming to profit daily.' There has been a fair increase in the area brought into pasture in the interval and, with the additions made to herds and testing and culling claiming more attention, the indications are that there will be a marked increase in the butter-fail output dunng the season. On the majority of the famis down in grass ft cow ia being milked to two acres.
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DAIRYING INDUSTRY., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19692, 19 July 1927
DAIRYING INDUSTRY. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXIV, Issue 19692, 19 July 1927
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