Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
Manitoba Makes Another Record in Butter Exports MANITOBA expects to export .buUer to the value ot over $1.-000.000 thia year. When It li remembered that up to a -very, few years ago, it was necessary fori this provluco to Import butter for Its home needs, the growth of the dairy Industry there la-remarkable. In lOlG tirty-elght cars of butter were exported. Last year the number was increased to ' nlnoty-slx cars. Up to Juno 1st this year, with, the grass season only well begun, flfty-slx cars or butter had been sent out of. the province. This number comparts 'with twonty-flvo cars In the corro-Bpondlng period ot last year. The butter Is made up In flfty-slx pound Bollds and four hundred boxes make up a car-load, so that, at present prices each ear-load Is worth ?10,-OlTb.OO Theri> 1b every Indication that the present rate ot export.will bo maintained. It not accelerated, during the year. All tho exported butter from Manitoba Is being sent to Montreal tor shipment to thw Allied nations in Hurope, The cheese Industry Is niso progressing. .It If) only so far back as IfllG that'fifty to fitly-live car loads of cheese were brought into the jiro-vlnco for local consiim.ptlon. With the output of tho provincial factories IricroiiBlng continually, the quantity of cheese Imported was consldoinbly reduced last year, and now for tl>o ilrst tiran in the history ot tho province a full carload >)f cheese 1b 'on its way for consumption elsewhere, 'i'lio consignment left Winnipeg a tew days ago for Montreal, where It will be gniOiHl and shipped overseas. Although still In Its infancy and capable oj obnslderahlo growth yet,, the dairy Industry In Western Canada has Dpun developing rapidly during the lurft few years. A high stan-; dard of ([uallty is striven for, the aim being to produce butter ot the best flavor wli:i long keeping qualities. That the ei'ortB In this direction have met with some measure of success Is evidenced by the grdwlng demand tor butter from thoso' provinces-a demand which Is far gi'eator than the output. Pasteuri/.alton. is almost universal in tho creameries of Western Canada, and more than ninety per cent ot the butter made in Manitoba this year' win be from pasteurized cream. The application of tho Storch test has been V(!ry natisfactory In enabling, tho dairy officials to determine whether this process hhs been properly carried out. At rural points ther cream Is ti>slod in tho creameries by a travelling Inspector; In the lahortt-torlo.-j of III. nepnrtment of Agrlcul-tiiro tho ti�; is applied to representative b:uii' � . If butter. When the' iJepartiu. p; i testa and grades % car load tii i,.,,,,.r, it can, to all practical purposes, tell, just how. long It can stand in cold storage wltl\out deterioration. ' At tho present time the crcamnrlej ore rncolving forty-three conts a pound at point of shlnniont for spa-cial (.'vade ot'Hutter; forty-t^o cents for No. 1 and 'forty cent's tor No. 2.