Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 26

Proceedings of the Annual Convention Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...counting the number of patrons, the number of times milk is hauled, the amount of time required per day by the different loads according to'tlie distance hauled, and I have arrived atvthe following figures: There are 78 patrons who haul milk 4 times weekly for 7 months (October, November, December, January, February, March and April), making a total of 119 times; the same 78 patrons haul 6 times weekly in 5 months (May, June, July, August, and September), making a total of 244 hauls. Only 3 patrons haul alone, the rest haul together in loads of from 2 to 6 patrons per load, making an average of 31/2 patrons per load. The average distance traveled per load is 6 miles, requiring 3% hours per load, and thus we find--according to the figures just given--that each patron hauls milkto the creamery 70 times per year and requires to do this 245 hours, or 20 working days of 12 hours per day. Figuring each day at $2.00 this makes $40 per year. At this creamery they make about 120,000 pounds of butter per year or-with 78 patrons--1,540 pounds of butter per patron, which means about 33,000 pounds of milk, divided on the 244 days milk is hauled, makes 135 pounds of milk per patron per day, or with 3% patrons hauling together, 472 pounds of milk per load on an average. It thus will be seen that it costs the patron 2.5 cents per pounds of butter or 13 cents per 100 pounds of milk in hauling expenses. ' It makes but very little difference whether milk or cream is hauled, especially with our average creamery patron keeping from 3 to 15 cows. As one patron said, he would much rather haul 135 pounds of milk than 13 pounds of cream, which would be all he would have from his 135 pounds of milk. You will undoubtedly all agree with me that cream ought more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769635
  • 9781236769633