Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and Annual Report of the Experiment Station Volume 5

Annual Report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture and Annual Report of the Experiment Station Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...cities like Boston and New York, are for the most part of a very bad character. Many of the calves when they arrive in the city are in a starved condition, and the stomach of the animal highly inflamed. When thus saved it is already on the point of decomposition, and becomes poisoned with putridity. To inoculate human food with such an element, is death among consumers, thus injuring the sale of good cheese through fear. Cases of poisoning from the eating of factory cheese have occurred during the past summer. The cheese, when analyzed by the chemist, was found to contain a virulent poison. And it is not improbable that it was the result of using putrid rennet. Should cases of this kind occur frequently in the home market, it would soon sensibly affect sales. People outside the dairy region should in some way be made acquainted with the manner of selecting and curing the stomach of the calf. The stomach, if healthy when taken from the animal, is nearly white. The contents should be turned out, and all specks or dirt wiped off with a cloth, and the skin thoroughly salted inside and out. It may then be stretched on a hoop or crotched stick, and should be hung in a dry room with only moderate heat. When taken out in summer, it should not be dried in a hot sun. There are many curious things about the rennet that are shrouded in mystery, and are not understood by the chemist. As far back as 1859, in an article published in the " Dairy Farmer," I gave it as my opinion, that the theory of Prof. Johnston and other chemists on the action of rennet was incorrect. Since that time Dr. Voelcker, of the Boyal Agricultural Society of England, expresses similar views He says: "Scientific and practical writers on milk have stated that the casein is held more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236679437