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Friday, 3 August 1906

Mr LONSDALE (New England) . - By way of personal explanation, I desire to say that I did not make the statement that our climate was too hot to permit of the successful manufacture of condensed milk. I was merely quoting from the report of the dairy expert of New South Wales, who says -

Many thousands of pounds have been lost in experimental work, and one enthusiast lost as much as £30,000 in endeavouring to make a satisfactory milk. It is much more difficult to make condensed milk here than in the colder climate of Europe. There are two reasons for this, the main one being that fermentation proceeds so rapidly in this warm climate that the milk is really unfit for condensing by the time it reaches the factory, if it receives onlythe ordinary treatment which the farmer usually gives his milk to be used for butter-making The knowledge possessed by the average farmer here regarding the changes that takeplaceare in milk is not on the whole equal to thatpossessed by dairy farmers in the older countries ofthe world.

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