Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Mattson, D. F.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 54: the value of cleaner milk PDF (946.9 KB)
sections where one price is paid, either the sanitary condition of all the milk is exceptional and the top price is paid, or else practically all of the milk is of poorer quality and brings a lower price. Suppose, that two-thirds of the milk produced in Wisconsin falls in grade number two. Approximately 170,000,000 pounds of fat are delivered to the Wisconsin-dreameries and cheese factories; 113,332,000 pounds fat or two-thirds of 170,000,000 pounds at 3W cents represents a loss of $3,966,000 to Wiscon- sin farmers. LET'S STAY IN CLAW A Have you ever noticed that the farmer producing the clean milk lives in a more comfortable home, has a cleaner and more sightly farmstead, is sending more children to school, is more contented, and generally more prosperous than the farmer pro- ducing dirty, milk? The road in front of the house somehow seems to be a trifle less crooked, the fences have backbone and the buildings fresh paint. The eows look healthy and con- tented. This farmer would not tell us that expensive buildings and a lot of equipment were needed to produce clean milk, but he very likely would say that he tries to follow at least these few rules: (1) To keep a healthy herd; (2) to have his,;barm well lighted, well ventilated and clean; (3) to have mker* milk with clean, dry hands; (4) to milk in closed pails; (5) to sterilize utensils by use of boiling water or steam; andj (6) to cool the milk quickly after milking to about 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) or below, and to hold in the same condition until delivered.
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