Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 6-8

Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 6-8

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...milk from several days and to which undoubtedly had been add'ed some kind of a preservative, showed an acidity of nearly four per cent; this milk neither tasted nor smelted sour, but the alkali test showed me that it was unfit for butterm'akin g. Now what does this show? It shows that this paying our patrons for milk regardless of quality is an injustice, and that th, e receiving and rejecting of milk as it is generally done at our creameries is more or less a kind of guess work. Here is an example: When a patron arrives at the creamery with a tot of milk, of which the cleanliness may be doubtful, the buttermaker, knowing this to be so and being a little particular in regard to the quality of milk he is receiving, he will' surely examine such milk before letting it enter the weigh can. It may be that this milk rarely contains 3 per cent of acid, and for this reason neither tastes nor sme Us sour, being that this buttermaker has nothing but his own good' judgment in tasting and smelling, and' the patron, insisting upon it being received, the buttermaker as a rule lets It pass. Another patron comes along with a lot of milk that may be very clean, and if an acid test was app lied' would not show much over 1 per.cent of acid; this milk is weighed and dumped into the receiving-vat all d mixed with the other. Now it may happen that the Babcock test will favor the unclean milk with a hi gher test than the clean milk, and consequently when pay day comes the patrons who furnish the creamery with dirty milk will receive more money per hundred pounds for milk than the one furnishing the clean milk. The only way that I know of to settle this without injustice woul d be to apply the alkali test to each patron's milk as it arrives at the weigh can, then...show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783956
  • 9781236783950