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The Department of Agriculture for Ireland conduct what are surprise butter competitions, particulars of which have been received from the A'g'ent-Oeneral for Victoria. These competitions have been held during the past throe years. The method adopted is to send a telegram for exhibits, which must be forwarded on the day upon which the telegram is received. The competitors may receive a telegram upon any day during the season, and must therefore give constadt attention to the product, in order to keep it up to the mark. The butter judged is ordinary commercial butter, not what is so often termed “show butter" a specially prepared product, from selected cream or milk ripened and churned under exceptional conditions. The butter is stored in Dublin for a period of from six to +e n days, and the following scale ct points is the basis in judging Flavour GO, texture 25, colour 5, packing and finish 10.

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SURPRISE BUTTER COMPETITIONS., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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SURPRISE BUTTER COMPETITIONS. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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