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We Dedicate the "Florida Dairy News"
AS HAS BEEN said in our advance announcement of this publication
to many of the members, we feel that the decision of the Board of
Directors of the Florida Dairy Industry Association to
incorporate in the Association program the publication
of a bi-monthly "news magazine". .is the biggest Dairy
News in Florida!
It has been said that "the well-informed may be
trusted to act wisely". Believing this to be true
among the two thousand Floridians who are actively
engaged in or are closely allied and associated with the
Florida Dairy Industry, we dedicate "The Florida Dairy
LAY News" to the furnishing of "information" to this
The cooperation and assistance of all of those we seek to serve, is
earnestly solicited in furnishing us "information" of interest and concern
to all the industry.
Theo Datson, Chairman Editorial Advisory Committee
THE "DAIRY NEWS" Editorial Advisory Committee
has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the
Association to serve as a Committee on the business
management and editorial policies. This we interpret
to mean we are expected to help the editor to make
this publication a success. To be a success, we believe
it must meet a definite need of the industry. We
shall dedicate our efforts along with the editor, to this
President Graves Expresses Hope for Dairy
"I HAVE BEEN very much pleased that the Board of Directors decided
to include this publication along with the many other activities and
programs of the Florida Dairy Industry Association, all
of which are designed for the benefit of the Florida
Dairy Industry. It is my hope that it will help to
further unite and bring together in understanding and
cooperation all those of the Florida Dairy Industry.
"The Association has incorporated the 'subscription
price' of the magazine as a part of each member's
Annual membership dues which automatically assures
S coverage to every Dairy in Florida. We trust that
GRAVES every Dairy will express appreciation of this service by
his active interest and cooperation. --Vernon L. Graves.
Congratulations On the First Issue
"I BELIEVE the Association has taken a great step forward, and this
publication will add more and more to our Industry as it is developed
through the years. Our problems at this time are exceedingly impor-
E. T. LAY, Editor
At. Cony, Business Manager
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THEO DATSON, First fire President
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WILMER BASSETI', Second Vice President
DR. E. L. FOUTi, Chairman, Advisory
I ARRY HODGE, Secretary, Allied Trades
Florida Dairy Industry Associa-
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VERNON GRAVES, Tamma
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FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 3
HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR VEAL
PROFIT ON DAIRY HERDS
There's big money in beef-type veal
from dairy cows with purebred Brah-
man sires. Brahmans, the cattle with
the hump, are top beef producers.
Dairymen are now learning it's wise
to breed only high-producing dairy
cows to proven bulls for replacements
and to breed low producing cows to
Brahmans for fine vealers guaranteeing
top prices on the beef market. For
veal purposes Brahman-Jersey hybrids
are almost identical to purebred
Brahmans. Brahman Brown Swiss,
Brahman-Holstein and Brahman milk-
ing Shorthorn crosses lead prices at
auctions everywhere. Brahman veal
from your dairy herd not only brings
more pounds of veal in shorter time
but higher prices per pound. To learn
more about this new source of dairy
herd profit, write the world's largest
raisers of purebred Brahman cattle.
Ask for Packet "O".
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R. G. "Bob" Herrmann, Manager
P. O. BOX 1051 OCALA, FLORIDA
Would you like to
cut your feed bill
25% to 50%?
Investigate the rich
muck land pas-
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glades. Ask for
free soil sample.
C. A. BAILEY
Specializing in Muck Pasture Land
P. O. Box 216 Belle Glade, Fla.
THE FLORIDA DAIRY INDUSTRY and Univer-
sity of Florida Honor John M. Scott, Chief
Dairy Supervisor of the State Department
of Agriculture, upon his completion of
45 years service to the Dairy Industry in
Florida. This month's cover shows Pres-
ident Vernon Graves of the Dairy Associa-
tion presenting Mr. Scott with a plaque
on behalf of the Florida Dairy Industry.
H. G. Clayton, Director of Florida Agri-
cultural Extension Service, is shown with
Mr. Scott's picture, which he presented to
President J. Hillis Miller of the Univer-
sity of Florida, to be hung in the Dairy
Standing in the picture are (from left)
Mr. Clayton, Mr. Scott and Mr. Graves.
Seated at the left is Theo Datson, First
Vice President of the Dairy Industry As-
sociation, and to the right, Dr. Miller.
The presentation was made during the
1950 Annual Dairy Field Day Program at
the time of the official dedication of the
new University Dairy Research Farm.
In making the presentation Mr. Graves
Professor John M. Scott, counsellor of all
Florida dairymen, "'you have just heard
the message which Director H. G. Clayton,
your long-time associate and friend, has spo-
ken of the service you have rendered to the
Florida Dairy Industry over the past 45 years.
Yet there is much we would like to express
further of our appreciation as producers and
4 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
processors of quality dairy products, for the
leadership and inspiration you have given to
us. Over the years you searched for better
forage crops as feed and pasture; you planted
the seed of the present great citrus pulp in-
dustry which benefits citrus growers and
dairymen alike; you set an example of better
dairy cows through breeding and raising
homegrown replacements; you inspired us to
better methods of managing dairy cows for
more economical milk production.
In more recent years, you have been in posi-
tion to set standards and regulations for milk
and dairy products of the highest quality.
These regulations you administered in an un-
derstanding way, leading us to higher quality,
to the point that there is no better bottle of
milk produced anywhere than is placed on
the consumers' doorsteps in this State every
We hope to continue to follow your pre-
cepts, and to grow along the lines which
your vision perceived.
As a small token of our appreciation, we
wish to present this plaque which reads as
follows: . 'With appreciation to John M.
Scott for his many years of valuable service
to Florida dairying. Presented by the Florida
Dairy Industry Association. July 21. 1950.'
It is simple, and dignified in its expression,
but it carries a message sincerely from our
hearts for the services you have rendered and
are continuing to render to our industry. So,
in the name of the Florida Dairy Industry
Association, I present you with this token
from all Florida dairymen and extend my
personal congratulations to you, Mr. Scott.
tant as the Industry faces many changes which must be considered.
First, continued inflation which the producers and
distributors must inevitably take cognizance of.
Secondly, increased milk production over the entire
state which must bring about a closer cooperation and
unity among producers and distributors so that our
SIndustry may continue to grow in a profitable method.
There must be unified thinking both as to production
and marketing of our Industry's products. If not, our
DuPuis Industry is headed for many pitfalls which could be
avoided by good planning and cooperation for the present and the
"I assure the members of the Industry of my continued interest and
cooperation."-John G. DuPuis, chairman, Past Presidents' Advisory
The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance
"PEOPLE do not have to be conquered by an army to lose their free-
dom. It can slip away-painlessly-through mistrust and hate and
surrender of their rights. Freedom can be traded for pretty-sounding
guarantees of a better life-without working for it. It can disappear
before you know it through greed, prejudice, or just plain laziness.
"That must not happen to America, as it has happened throughout
the world, throughout history. We must fight for freedom in our daily
lives.., by taking the time and trouble to vote wisely...by protecting
our own, rights and the rights of others...and by showing our faith in
America by everything we think, say and do."-Submitted by Wilmer
This Month's Cover Story
Directors of the Florida Dairy Industry Association initiate Dr. J. Hillis Miller, president of the University of Florida, into the
"Order of Bell Cows." Left to right: Wilner Bassett, 7r., Sid Lenfestey, Henry Schneider, Frank Doub, T. G. Lee, Vernon
Graves, Dr. E. L. Fouts, Theo Datson, S. H. Solomon, and E. T. Lay. Dr. Miller is seated at right, W. F. Powers, center and G. J.
White, 7r., seated at left. The event took place during Florida's annual Field Day Meeting.
University of Florida's Dairy Research Farm
Is Dedicated as Feature of Field Day Program
THE FLORIDA Dairy Industry Association
and the University of Florida Dairy De-
partment, with the assistance of the As-
sociation's Allied Trades "Alligator Club
Members," the Florida Feed Dealers Asso-
ciation and the Florida Retail Farm
Equipment Dealers Association, teamed
up on July 20-21 to put on Florida's Fif-
teenth Annual Dairy Field Day Meeting
at the University of Florida in Gaines-
In addition to two half-day general
conference sessions, filled with valuable
lectures and demonstrations on "Feeding
Dairy Cattle" by key staff members of
the University's Dairy Department, there
was the annual Field Day Dinner meet-
ing with both its food, fun and entertain-
University of Florida President J. Hillis Miller opens the dedication program for the
new dairy unit at Hague, Florida. Left to right: Vernon Graves, president of the
Florida Dairy Industry Association; Sam Solomon; Hollis Rinehart, Eli Fink; Thaxton
Springfield; Dr. Miller; W. F. Powers; Dr. J. Wayne Reitz; Nathan Mayo, Commis-
sioner of Agriculture, and N. B. 7ordan.
ment and its serious moments as the group
listened intensely to Director Bill Fifield
of the Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station and Dr. Wayne Reitz, Provost of
the College of Agriculture.
Various national and state honor
awards for outstanding achievements in
dairying were presented at this dinner
This year's regular Field Day Program
was supplemented by two other features
which the delegates found most inter-
esting: One of these was the splendid dis-
play of dairy farm equipment which was
provided through the courtesy of the
Florida Retail Farm Equipment Associa-
tion. The other, which highlighted and
concluded the two day annual event, was
a special outdoor program dedicating the
new University of Florida Dairy Research
Farm, 12 miles north of Gainesville. This
ceremony, held in the beautiful pine
grove adjacent to the new Dairy Unit
buildings, was participated in by most of
the top officials of the University of Flor-
ida and the State Department of Agricul-
ture, in addition to the impressive dele-
gation of the state's leading dairymen.
Among those present and participating
were the president of the University of
Florida, members of the State Board of
Control, the Commissioner of Agriculture,
and his chief dairy supervisor, officials of
the Florida Milk Commission, the Florida
Veterinary Medical Association, the Flor-
ida Agricultural Experiment Station, the
Florida Agricultural Extension Service,
and staff members of the Dairy Depart-
ment and the College o- Agriculture of
FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 5
Alter Welkener, Holly Hill Dairy, Jacksonville, receives a plaque as state winner of
the 1949 Dairy Herd Improvement Association contest from W. J. Harmon, Southern
Dairies, as Extension Dairyman C. W. Reaves looks on.
Dr. J. Hillis Miller, president of the
University; N. B. Jordan, member of the
State Board of Control, and Theo )Dat-
son, vice president of the Florida Dairy
Industry Association, made tilh dedication
In connection with the l)airy Farm
Unit dedication program, the Florida
Dairy Industry Associat:on and the Uni-
versity of Florida joined in honoring John
M. Scott, chief dairy supervisor of the
State Department of Agriculture and for-
mer member of the staff of the College of
H. G. Clayton, director of Florida Agri-
cultural Extension Service, presented the
University Dairy Department with a por-
trait of Mr. Scott; Vernon Graves, presi-
dent of the Florida Dairy Industry Asso-
ciation, presented him with a resolution
and a plaque on behalf of the Florida
Dairy Industry and Nathan Mayo, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, eulogized Mr.
Scott's 35 years of outstanding service to
Florida agriculture and the Florida dairy
The program was concluded by an im-
pressive ceremony in which the associa-
tions Executive Secretary, Andy Lay,
pinch-hitting for the Chairman of the or-
ganization's University of Florida Com-
n"ittee, Alf Nielsen, and assisted by the
Board of Directors, initiated President
Miller of the University of Florida into
the dairy industry's new honor society
known as the "Order of Florida Bell
Cows," of which Mr. Nielsen is also Presi-
dent. Dr. Miller, who became te eighth
member of the "Bell Cows," was appropri-
ately decorated with the "Cow Bell" em-
blem of the society, a white felt cowboy
hat and a neckerchief
6 FLORIDA DAIRy
E. T. "Andy" Lay (standing), Secretary
of the Florida Dairy Industry Association,
and Sid Lenfestey, chairman of the Allied
Trades Members Entertainment Commit-
tee, during the annual Dairy Field Day
banquet in the University of Florida
Other "Bell Cows" are: Sam Solomon,
Sr., Quincy, Ernest R. Graham, Miami,
John G. DuPuis, Jr., Miami, Cotton Paul,
Jacksonville, Tom Lee, Orlando, J. 0.
Bowen, Washington, D. C.
Interest, attendance and participation
in the various business sessions were stim-
ulated by the liberal drawing of attend-
ance prizes which the program committee
valued at over $,ooo.oo. Among these
were three of the state's finest registered
Jersey and Guernsey bull calves; two of
these were purchased by the Dairy Asso-
ciation from the Dinsmore Dairy Com-
pany and the Alpine Dairy, Jacksonville;
the other was contributed by the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station from the Univer-
sity of Florida's dairy herd.
Herman Burnctt, owner of the Burnett
Dairy Farms, Bradenton, who was chair-
man of this year's Field Day Program
Committee, did such a fine job that the
Board of Directors of the Association has
drafted him for another year.-Southern
Dairy Products Journal.
On Farm Labor
Starts Jan. 1
AGRICULTURAL WORKERS and non-farm do-
mestic employees will be covered by the
Federal Social Security Act on and after
January 1, 1951. These workers have been
exempt from this law since its passage in
1937. This law provides Old Age and Sur-
vivors Insurance benefits to covered work-
An agricultural worker regularly em-
ployed on a farm is covered when he has
been continuously employed for three
months or more by one employer and has
worked 60 full days and earned $5o.oo in
wages in the calendar quarter immediately
following the three months of a continu-
Domestic workers in non-farm, private
homes are covered after January i, 1)95
if they are employed by a single employer
for at least 24 days in a calendar quarter
with cash wages of at least S5o.oo paid in
the quarter for such services.
Employees Social Security numbers:
Every employee in covered employment
must have a social security number or file
application for a number (Form S.S.5)
within 7 days after becoming employed
in covered employment.
Every employer of one or more covered
workers under the Social Security Act
must have an identification number or
file an application (Form S.S.4) within
seven days after he becomes subject to the
Act. For Agricultural Employers, this will
mean not later than January 7, 195-
Both employer and employee applica-
tions may be secured from and filed with
the nearest office of Collector of Internal
Revenue or office of the Social Security
Further information will be furnished
upon request to the Florida Dairy Indus-
try Association, 220 Newnan St., Jackson-
"LouISE," mother admonished, "you never
saw me with such disgraceful dirty
"No, mother," the quick witted
youngster replied, but Grandmother
VALKYRIE TAR HEEL POLLY
$2000 for Southern Dairies
Consignment Tops Largo Sale
WHAT IS BELIEVED to be a record price of
$2000 was paid for Valkyrie Tar Heel
Polly, a registered Guernsey cow con-
signcd by Southern Dairies' Valkyric
Farm located at Asheville, N. C., during
the Twelfth Annual Florida Guernsey
Cattle Club sale held at Largo November
2. Sale was held at the Pinellas County
Fairgrounds with Col. Tom McCord of
Montgomery, Ala., serving as auctioneer.
The seven year old cow wits purchased
by Roberto Parajon and his son, Dr. Rob-
erto Parajon, Jr., both of Havana, Cuba.
The two Cubans also became the sale's
top buyers by purchasing seven females
for a total of S5555. They topped last
year's sale with an outlay of $4085.
Spectators saw 45 purebred Guernseys
sell for a total of $22,500 making a sale
average of $500. Females averaged $513.-
29, while bulls averaged $363.75.
Highest selling bull was Brookberry
Philip, a six-months-old male consigned
by Bowman and Gordon Gray, owners of
Brookberry Farm located at Winston-Sa-
kem, N. C., which brought $650 from W. P.
Waldrep of Hollywood.
Females sold, listed by consignor, with
purchaser and price paid, were as follows:
Ben-Bow Farm, Quitman, Ga.-Ben-Bow A. C.
Verda, Waldrep $650;
Boutwell's Dairy, Inc., Lake Worth-Greenridge
Winnie, C. L. Ward & Son, Winter Park $600.
Bray's Island Plantation, Inc., Yemassee, S. C.-
Bray's Island Maxim's Rosalie- P. M. Snowberger,
Leesburg $585; Bray's Island Royal Beauty, Waldrep
Dr. Grady N. Coker, Canton. Ga.-Shoal Falls L.
Cathryn, R. R. Jennings, Jacksonville $460; Shoal
Falls J. Inez,, R. O. Pipkin, Lakeland $250;
Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company, Hartsville, S.
C.-Coker Butterfat Fair, Dr. Grady N. Cbker $625;
C. E. Donegan, Largo-Donegan's Sultan's Flower,
C. R. Whitehurst, Gainesville $335;
L. B. Gallimore, Arlo Farms, Greensboro, N. C.
-Lettie's Bess, R. C. Letzring, St. Petersburg $385;
Bowman and Gordon Gray-Ring-Win King's Lass,
C. E. Donegan $580;
J. B. Guess, Jr., Edisto Farm, Denmark, S. C.-
Edisto Farms Maybella, Parajon $825; Edisto Farm's
Maxim Mabel, Parajon $350;
Mrs. Stin Haselton, Lakeview Dairy Farm, Eustis
-La Vi Da Knights Last Maid, Wilbur J. and
Kathryn W. Casey, Clearwater $400;
Klondike Farm, Elkin, N. C.-Klondike Ray
Theda, Parajon $450;
Dinsmore Farms, Iinsmore-Dinsmore Queen Vic-
tress, Jennings $600; Dinsmore Maxmost Jardinette,
F. E. Lykes, Milton Farms, Arden, N. C.-Milton
Farms Quaker, Ward $435; Milton Farms Stella,
Whitehurst $460; Clear Springs Hon Gee, Dr. Grady
Coker $500; Milton Farms Glamours Anna, White-
Edward Pruett, Red Cross Farm, Winchester, Ky.
-Red Cross Daisy May, Whitehurst $350;
Riegel Textile Corporation, Trion, Ga.-Riegel-
dale McK Cherry, J. Franklin Smith, Murphy, N.
C. $510; Riegeldale Maxim's Princess, Smith $305;
Riegeldale Emory's Drucilla, Parajon $680; Riegel-
dale Conqueror's Bara, Ruth B. Haselton, Eustis
S430; Riegeldale Emory's Modesty, Waldrep $700;
Nicholas G. Roosevelt, Gippy Plantation, Moncks
Corner, S. C.-Gippy Peerless Violet, Ward $550;
PUREBRED JERSEYS grossed $12,565 on 32
head at the Eleventh Annual Florida
Jersey Cattle Club Sale held at the Orlan-
do Livestock Pavilion on November 10.
Event was auctioneered by Col. Tom Mc-
Cord of Montgomery, Ala.
A four year old cow, X. Standard Ivy
Nanette, topped the sale by selling to A.
T. Alvarez of Jacksonville for $675. She
was consigned by Walter Welkener, also
of Jacksonville. Claude B. Roberts of
Orlando firmly established himself as the
sale's largest buyer by purchasing eight
animals for a total outlay of $3335.
The only bull consigned to the sale
was another Welkener animal, Observet
Design X. Standard, which went to A.
Sauls of Clearwater for $225.
Gippy C. Gay Girl, Pipkin $220; Gippy Peerless
Elinor, Whitehurst $275;
J. C. Sargeant, Lakeland-Sargeant Farms Ben's
Cherry, Paul M. Hood, St. Petersburg $345;
A. B. Slagle, Belmont View Farm, Franklin, N.
C.-Belmont View Ned's Peonie, C. L. Bodden,
Dinsmore $560; Belmont View Ned's Angora, Dr.
Grady Coker $460;
James and John Sledge, Ty Ty, Ga.-Sledge's
Maxim Va. Nell, B. C. Hughey, J. E. and R. G.
Johnson. Palm Harbor $415;
J. Franklin Smith, Smithmont Farms, Murphy, N.
C.-Smithmont's Valor's Mary, Waldrep $410; Smith-
mont Peer's Carol, Hood $410;
Southern Dairies, Asheville, N. C.-Valkrie Tar
Heel Polly, Parajon $2000; Valkyrie Dixie Hanna
B, Parajon S800; Valkyrie Southern Hannaball,
Carroll L. Ward & Son, Winter Park-Lakemont
Judy's Coronet, Jennings $425; Lakemont Judy's
Frances, Waldrep $350; Lakemont Maxim's Jule,
Dinsmore Dairies, $235.
Bulls sold, listed by consignor with pur-
purchaser and price paid were as follows:
chaser and price paid, were as follows:
Bowman and Gordon Gray-Brookbeirry Philip,
Dinsmore Dairy-Dinsmore Phil, Waldrep $310;
F. E. Lykes-Unnamed, W. E. Goodyear, Ocala
Edward Pruett-Red Cross Noble Knight, Casey
Lawrence Gardiner, sales manager from
Memphis, Tenn., read pedigrees for the
sale and J. W. Davis, southeastern field-
man for the American Jersey Cattle Club,
assisted in the ring.
Females sold, listed by consignor, with
purchaser and price paid, were as follows:
Arthur J. Brady, Winter Park-Aristomate Royal
Lucile, W. J. Nolan, Jacksonville $320;
Linda Kendrick, Bartow-Treva Charm, Roberts
W. J. Nolan, Jacksonville-Design Sam Gold Al-
lena, Roberts $390; Sybil's Design Rush, Roberts
$375; Treva Bell Baby, Ives Dairy Cdmpany, Ojus
$600; Treva Molly, Roberts $525;
Pennock Plantation, Jupiter-Golden Son's Cop-
pelia Irene, B. W. Judge, Orlando $410; Golden
Son's Lisa, Wallace Stevens, Fort Lauderdale $300;
Observer's Ina, Stevents $350; Standard Sweet Lan-
ice, Judge $420;
Roberts-Roseboy Standard Princess, J. K. Stuart,
Basrtow $510; Standard Bet Edith, William C.
Sessions, Jr., Jacksonville $230; Mack Oban Stan-
FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 7
$12,565 Gross on 32 Head at
Orlando Auction of Purebreds
X. STANDARD Ivy NANETTE
Dairymen of North and Northwest Florida inspect one of the Quincy Experiment
Station's pasture development projects at the 1950 Annual Quincy Dairy Field Day
Meeting. The program was sponsored by the Milk Production and Pasture Develop-
ment Committees of the Florida Dairy Industry Association. Joe Malone, County
Agent of Jefferson County, Chairman of the Pasture Development Committee, and
Wilmer Bassett, Chairman of the Milk Production Committee, were co-chairmen for
the meeting which was acclaimed one of the best regional Dairy Field Day Meetings
ever held in the State.
dard's Carrie, Sessions $345;
George G. Sixma, Lake Helen-Louis Babe Queen,
Judge $280; Louis Volunteer Lily, A. V.. Brown,
River Junction $610; Observing Echo Della, Alvarcz
Skinner's Dairy, Jacksonville-Xenia Glow Theresa,
Roberts $210; Xenia Souvenir Design Sybil, Judge
Stuart Biltmore Draconis Lily, Nolan $470;
Sparkling Fillpail Pinkie, Roberts $420;
American Advent Christian Home and Orphan.
son, Orange Park $370; Betty's Pride Suwannee,
Alva'rez $365; Fernie Cock Robin Suwannee,
Stevens $290;; Ixa Betty Fell Bixler, Alvarez $280;
Sandy Dandy Suwannee, Stevens $360;
Vernon Thomas, Orlando-Draconis Roseboy Jean,
Welkener-Observer Kate Design, Alvarez $420;
Observer Treva Penny, Roberts $500; Pompey Royal
Golden, Alvarez $410; X. Standard Ivy Nanette,
John Sixma, Lake Helen Louis Gold Judy,
MILKING MACHINES used in milking dairy
cows are exempt from the Florida State
Sales Tax, according to Rule 87, and this
exemption is based on a provision in Sec-
tion 8 of the Sales Tax Act which reads as
follows: "The following personal property
is hereby specifically exempt from the tax
imposed by this Act, to wit: machines and
equipment used in plowing, planting, cul-
tivating and harvesting of crops."
Other exemptions affecting tl-e dairy
industry are as follows:
"Milk"-Rule 1: "Milk, sold in original
container, is exempt from the sales tax."
This exemption is based on. Sec. 8 of the
Act which lists exempted items as follows:
"General groceries, including particu-
larly, food and food products, milk, etc...
Food products, as used herein shall mean
include...milk and milk products."
"Ice Cream"-Comptroller's Ruling by
Official Bulletin, Page 73 of Rules and
Regulations issued June 1, 1950: "Ice
Cream in small containers when eaten on
the premises or furnished with a spoon
to be consumed at once, is taxable." "Ice
cream taken home for home consumption
is not taxable".
"Truck Bodies" are exempt only when
purchased separate to go on a new
"Farm Machines and Equipment" used
in plowing, planting, cultivating and
harvesting of crops...are exempt from
the tax.-(Official Rules No. 1 and 87)
"Motor Vehicles", motor propelled ag-
ricultural equipment, are exempt...but
parts for same, purchased in a separate
transaction, are not. (Official Rule No.
"Fencing" is exempt, when used for the
protection of crops or agricultural live
stock. (Under Rule No. 87)
"Fruit juices", pure fruit juice, as well
as re-constructed fruit juice from frozen
concentrate, is exempt when bottled by
Dairy Plants and delivered to homes.
(Official Rule No. 1)
"Feeds for Animals" is exempt except
when purchased for animals not kept for
agricultural purposes. (Rule No. 50)
"Farm Animals": Animals purchased
for agricultural purposes only, are ex-
empt. (Rule No. 49)
"Agricultural Products" (Rule 48)-The
sales of agricultural products, including
nursery stock, poultry and livestock direct
from the farm. when made directly by
the producers, are exempt.
"Fertilizer": Fertilizers, Insecticides,
Fungicides and Containers used for pro-
cessing (in producing) farm products are
exempt. (Rule No. 1)
"Field and garden seeds" are exempt.
(Rule No. 1)
"Motor Vehicle" and "Equipment"
parts and repairs, are taxable.
Questions concerning the sales tax may
be directed to the Florida Dairy Industry
Association, 220 Newnan Street, Jackson-
By DR. Gi:o. K. DAVIS
University of Florida
THE 1950 ANNUAL Feed and Nutrition
Conference, sponsored jointly by the Flor-
ida Feed Dealers Association and the Uni-
versity of Florida, was held Nov. 9-10 at
the University of Florida and the Hotel
Mr. John E. Gray.
President of the
Feed Dealers Associa-
tion, presided. The
SOtheme of the confer-
ence was "Better An-
imal Health through
scientists and author-
ities in the field of
DAvIS a i m a l nutrition
were heard on the program. Mr. W. M.
Fifield, director of the Florida Agricul-
tural Experiment Station, gave the wel-
coming address. Other speakers on the
two-days program were: Dr. T. J. Cunha,
University of Florida; Dr. Damon Catron,
Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa; Dr.
George K. Davis, Fla. Agricultural Ex-
periment Station; Dr. Paul R. Record, Se-
curity Feed Mills, Knoxville, Tenn.; Dr.
J. Clyde Driggers, University of Florida;
Dr. H. E. Bechtel, Larro Research Farms,
Detroit, Mich.; Mr. C. G. Cushman, S. C.
Agricultural Extension Service; Mr. Har-
old H. Hoffman, Fla. Dept. of Agricul-
ture; Mr. Erdman West, University of
Florida; and Dr. R. L. Burkhart, Lederle
Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, Provost for Agricul-
ture, University of Florida, was toastmast-
er for the Annual Banquet program. Dan
McCarty, former Speaker, Florida House
of Representatives, was the principal
speaker for this program.
DuPuis Named Chairman
JOHN DuPuis, JR. of Miami, immediate
past president of the Florida Dairy Indus-
try Association, was elected Chairman of
the Florida Livestock Sanitary Board at
its September meeting.
8 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
age, Live Oak-Betty Ixia Suwannee, John Robin- Roberts $580.
Milking Machines Tax Exempt;
Other Sales Tax Pointers Given
DAIRY ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES
1951 Annual Meeting Scheduled for June 13-15
Commend Livestock Board
THE FLORIDA State Livestock Sanitary
Board was commended for its program
on mastitis control and prevention, at the
Sept. 22 meeting of the Board of Directors
of the Florida Dairy Industry Association.
The directors requested the Board to
seek additional funds necessary for the
expansion of this service on a voluntary
compliance basis to cover as near as pos-
sible all of the Florida dairy industry.
The directors, meeting in Tampa, set
June 13-14-15 as dates for the 1951 annual
meeting to be held at the Soreno Hotel
in St. Petersburg. A possible change to
one week later is noted if the hotel should
remain open one week later in the season.
Charles Landreth and Mrs. C. Ray
Johnson of St. Petersburg were named as
chairmen for local arrangements for men
and ladies, respectively.
Final approval was given by the direc-
tors of chairmen for twenty standing
committees for the current year.
Resolutions were adopted: (1) express-
ing appreciation to the University of
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
for contribution of a registered Jersey
bull calf, one of three purebred calves
given, away at the Annual Dairy Field
Day Meeting; (2) requesting manufactur-
ors of milking machine equipment to give
more effective instructions through their
sales representatives concerning the use
and proper care of such machines to
secure the greatest possible sanitation and
safe-guarding of the udder.
Directors authorized the Executive Di-
rector to attend the National and State
Dairy Association Executives Meeting and
the National Milk and Ice Cream Associa-
tion Conventions in Atlantic City, Octo-
Approval was given to a report of a
special committee regarding sponsorsLip
of a bi-monthly magazine to be known as
Florida Dairy News, and Committee Re-
ports on Milk Production, Plant Cost and
Accounting, Milk Production Cost
Records and Surveys, Public Health, and
Long Range Dairy Planning, were heard.
In addition association trophies were ap-
proved for 4-H and FFA winners at the
(hipley Dairy Calf Show.
Jacksonville Meeting Nov. 10
DIRECTORS of the Florida Dairy Industry
Association meeting in Jacksonville No-
vember 10-11 heard committee reports on.
Workmen's Compensation Experience of
the Florida Dairy Industry, Finances,
Membership, and 1951 Budget and Legis-
lation. A progress report on the Florida
Dairy News was also received.
The new motion picture, "The Milk-
man" was reviewed by the directors.
The Ladies Auxiliary held a business
meeting under direction of Mrs. Vernon
Graves, vice president, and enjoyed a
tLeatre party arranged by Mrs. Marjorie
For New Dairy Products
THE PUBLIC( HEALTH and Plant Commit-
tees of the Association proposed some
months ago to the various State, County
and Local Dairy Authorities, the adoption
of Statewide Standards for (1) Half and
Half Cream, (2) Chocolate Milk, (3)
Low-Fat, Fortified Milk, and (4) Whole
Milk fortified with multiple Vitamins and
A conference was held in Jacksonville,
attended by all State Agencies concerned,
but no final agreement has been reached
on the proposals. In the meantime, sev-
eral Dairies have begun distribution of
Low-Fat Milk wtih varying specifications,
which emphasizes the need for the adop-
tion of a suitable standard.
Be Sure to See
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY throughout the coun-
try is cooperating fully with theatres
showing the new comedy film, "The
Milkman", starring Jimmy Durante, Don-
ald O'Conner and Joyce Holden.
This new movie is not only one of the
most entertaining we have seen, but
Cotton Paul, vice president of Foremost
Dairies, 'was re-elected a member of the
Board of Directors of the Florida Dairy
lrndustry Asociation by the directors on
-\ov. 10. Paul replaces Aarl Schnmidt,
former 7acksonville manager of Foreimost
Dairies, 'who has moved to Houston,
Texas. Paul is a past president of the
carries between the lines a lot of good-
will and public relations for the Dairy
Full cooperation with your local theatre
in promoting public interest in this film
when it comes your way, is urged by all
)our National Dairy Associations, as well
as your Florida State Association.
REPORTS have come to the Dairy Industry
Association from members who have had
very unsatisfactory conclusions of contracts
with certain companies representing to be
management and business efficiency ex-
perts. The office of the Executive Secre-
tary will be glad upon request to investi-
gate and report on any firms not known
to our membership.
Schedule of Coming Events
Noy. 16-Annual 4-H Clubs and F.F.A. Dairy Calf
Nov. Ii-17-Florida Faim Buicau, State Convention,
Sheraton Plaza Ho:el, Dastona Beach
Nov. 19-21-State Chamber of Commerce Annual
Meeting, I ampa
Nov. 25-The Dairy Industry Association will pro-
vid'e a CouLtesy "Milk & Cream Bar" for mem-
bers of the State Legislature during their special
legislative (aucus at the George Washington
Dec. 5-7--outhern Ass'n. of Ice Cream Mfgrs. An-
nual Convention, Palm Beach Biltmore Hotel,
FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 9
Public Relations of
PUBLIC RELATIONS is not something
"sought after", said a spokesman for the
North Carolina IDairy Products Associa-
tion, it's here. TiTe question about it is,
"Is it good or )ad?" Public opinion forms
slowly, but it lorms.
It's your job yours and mine to do
everything in our power to see that this
formation is in al favorable direction, and
it takes more than wishful thinking on
our part. It takes more than a satisfied
conscience, Iecause this sensation might
sometimes Ibe just numbness.
Do you have a POSITIVE public rela-
tions program in operation? Is it getting
results? Did you ever stop to realize that
what the public thinks of your competi-
tor may ultimately be what they think of
you? He i's definitely forming public
opinion toward your business.
Let's help our competitor build "our"
business by all working closely together to
keep this industry on an even higher
plane of (quality and service that warrants
(and gets) the public support when we.
apparently have little need of it. in order
to have it when we ARE in dire distress.
You don't buy good publlic relations-you
Directors Urge Participation
In Mastitis Control Program
AT THEIR SEPT1EMBIER meeting in Tampa.
the Board of Directors of the Dairv Ini-
dustry Association adopted the following
resolution regarding the State Live Stock
Board Mastitis Control Program:
llW ereas it is recognized that the mastitis
ADVISORY MslI Ni RS CiOMNIIN1t IF
Dr. E. L. Fouts, Chairman
IDairy Dept., Univ. of Fla., Gainessille
Ai.L.i) TRADiS MNisMsERS COMMIiTII'.E
tlenrv H. NMcClanahan, Chairman
Wyalndotte Chemicals Corpn., Miami
A\NNAL, DAIRS FIsi.D DY I PROiGRAM CtOMMITIEF
Hel'mnan Birnellt, Chlaitinan
Butrnctt's )airt lFarlns, Inc., Bradenton
ANUAIL. MEETING PRO(;Rt\M CO'MIITEFF
Theno Datson, Chairman
DI)ason I)ari ics, Inc., Orlando
)DA IR CONiMIRS COtMMITTEEI
Board of Directors
DAIRY HUSBANDRY COMMisnrEF
V. C. Johlnson, Chairman
Dinlimore Farlims, Dinsmnore
DAIRY INDUSTRY COIMMJITEE,
SIAII. CtHa BI-R OF (.'OMMlRsiRCE
Alf R. Nielson, Chairman
Alfar Creamery Co., West Palmn Beach
EX XF(X'I'IVI. (OMMF1t 1Fl
Verllon Grates. Chainanit
Beach Park lDair,, .Linona
FIN.\A (.' UtOMMIs iFE
J N. MiArlhur, Chairmant
MAirlthur Jerse IFarnms Dairy Inc.. Miami
"lFLORIDIA I)AIRY Ni.iS" COmIMItITFE
Theo Dia'son, Chainman,
Datson Daili es, Inc., Orlando
I.\ABOR REI \1rONS COlMITrII.I
HaeL. M. Barritt, Cha(ii an
Boiten's lDairy, Tampa
"LA[ltS" AUXII.IAR)" COMMIIIItE
Shirley Thomas (Mrs. H. B.), Chairman
Wiest Palm Beach
I.IGIM, .VI S I V tOM M I II'I
Curry Bassett, Co-Chairn-an
Bassett Dairies, Inc., Tallahassee
L. S. Robinson, Co-Chainrman
Southern Dairies, Inc., Jacksonville
control program i)o the Florida I.S.S.B. has
accomplished substantial results in the pre-
vention and control of mastitis in Florida
dairy herds, and
II'ierPias it is recognized that a great need
I.os. RAS;F DAIRY Pl.ANNING COM\IIiIIFF
John G. DuPui, Jr., Clainmnan
White Belt Dairy Farlms Inc., Miami
Wilner Bassett, Jr., Vice (Chrntin.
Bassett's Dairy, Monticello
MrEMBERSHIP "S'TAItE" COMsMIItTF
Vernon Graves, Chairman
Beaih Park )tairN. Linioiia
Wiliner Bassett, Jr., I'tce Clrminn.
Bassect's IDairt, Monticello
NMullK AND li( C(R'IAM PIANI CO(MMIIi EE
1Dr. (uv MN. Crews, Ch('airmnii
Southern ilairies. Inc., I'amppa
MIL k PROI)U('.IION COMMITIFF
\Vmi. J. Harman, Jr., Chairman
Southern Dairies, Ini., (.ainesville
(a) Sub-Cooilnittee on PISIIURE DEVELOPtMFN1
Joe W. IMalone, Clhiirman
Jefferson County Farm Agent, Monticello
(I) Suib-(:olnllittee on PiROiDi'ln'R CosT REC-
ORDS, REPRRIS AND SI'R\VF'S
PI.-A\r COSi aN. AcCOUtN lING COMMNiTEE
Cu(ii Baissett, Chairman
Bassett Dairies, Iin., Miami
PI'\ PRI'MI)I.NIS ADVISORY COMMINTTeF
John G. DiuPnis, Jr., Chairman
White Belt Dairy Fartms, Inc.. Mia'mi
P11 BiCit I liAl.TIll C.OMMI IlIFF
W. J. Bairritt, Jr.i, (Cha iriman
Borden', Dairy, Tampa;i
Pl'tI RFIiA' il)iNs COM IMll II.E
SBlad S. IJohlition, Ch airma e
Diiimorc Dairies, Jt(ksoon\ille
S A I El Dl.l']. OF A .(,RIJI.mTtRE CO(M I I I FIF
1Thos. G. Lee, Chalirmllan
I (. Iee Dlai)N, Orlanido
'MNI\i RS1II O1 IFI.ORIDA CO(MMINIII E
Alf R. Nielsen, Chairman
Alfar Creaiiery Co., West Palm Beaci
"VEI'FRINARY I'MnHI.RS" (COMIn IFF
)Dr. Karl R. Owens, Chaiinnan
D. V. M., Gainessille
exists for expansion of this work throughout
the Florida Dairy Industry;
Be It Resolved that the Board of Directors
of the Florida Dairy Industry Association,
uplon request of our Dairy Husbandry Com-
mittee, recommend that more funds be made
available to the Florida Live Stock Sanitary
Board, for the expansion of the present vol-
untiary Mastitis Control Program, in keeping
with the rapidly growing demand for this
Hostesses at Public Health Meeting
NWE ARE INDEBTED to several menlbers of
the Auxiliary who represented the Dairy
Industry in helping with the entertain-
Inent feature of the convention of the
Public Health Association in St. Peters-
burg in Octolber. Mrs. Vernon Graves
and Mrs. Ray Johnson directed the Auxil-
iary Committee; their activity at this meet-
ing was important because about two-
thirds of the members of the Health Asso-
ciation are wonlen.
A NEW IDEA IN PUBLIC RELATIONS is seen in
a recent announcement of the sponsorship
of a "Boy Scout Troop" by Foremost
Dairies in St. Petersburg. That is good!
10 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Committee Chairmen for 1950-51
for Florida Dairy Industry Association
For the hay and corn and wheal that is reaped,
For the labor well done, and the barns that are heaped,
For the sun and the dewt, and the ,sweet honeycomb,
For the rose and lte song, and ithe harvest brought home,
For the trade a(nd the skill and the wealth in our land,
For the cunning and strength of the workingmian's hand,
For the good tlha our artists and poets have taught.
For the friendships that hope and affection brought,
For the hoines that with purest affection are blest,
For the season of plenty and well deserved rest,
FOR OUR COUNTRY extending from sea to sea,
Thie land that is known as the "LAND OF THE FREE"-
T i.l, '''..',' Thanksgiving!
MRS. H. B. THOXAS, president
Edited by MRS. MARJORIE LAY
Ladies Find Conventions
Interesting and Entertaining
By MRS. BETV-Y HARMAN, Gainesville
No WOMAN has really lived until she accompanies her better half to a business con-
vention. The day has passed when these meetings were an excuse to get together
with the boys and the ladies are given a royal welcome. It is the perfect opportunity
to get a better understanding of the enterprise which absorbs qo%/ of your man's time
and also to see how much competition spends on her clothes. Park the small fry with
Grandma, put a smile in your heart andt jump on the
Florida, the paradise of conventions, entertained the
homefolks this June when the Florida Dairy Industry
A,- ..-;.,itin. convened at the Palm Beach Biltmore. For
tile: Ih, [.,.nds of Florida citizens connected with this
,m, ..I it,. state's most important agricultural and indus-
I tr.-il t lnt ri rises, the annual convention is the high light
IIof ti't:$ tai .d Here men front more than a thousand dairy
I.,riS milMk processing and distribution plants learn to
,.,il\ it public demand for an adequate supply of
hI .. -..nil ,]i home -producedl milk and milk products.
S( )ll, l ,lnllg authorities and dairy specialists from all
-.0.1 II... country are on hand to help solve the many
Ir.,hi,.Iii .,f the milk industry and to bring the industry
I LI.ItlI (I, goal-the universal recognition of milk as
,.llll_ i most nearly perfect food.
I %,.I veteran convention goers could not have de-
l l ,t more perfect setting than the luxurious Palm
MRs. HARMAN Beach Biltniore. More than 500 guest rooms impressive
with their spaciousness and decor, the mirrored dining room, the formal gardens,
the Lido Beach, cabanas, terraces, sun decks, pool and tennis courts invite a gay
social life. The ladies, with a few meetings to attend, devoted themselves to the full
enjoyment of this magnificent resort.
The first afternoon of the Convention
when the business session for the men got
under way, the ladies were enjoying a
sightseeing tour of tile world-famous Palmn
Beach Estates. Those who had arrived
during the morning were already at-
quain ted from a swim in the pool or the
"Early Bird Luncheon". After a delight-
Iul tour of the Palm Bea thes, the bus re-
turned to the hotel in time lot a c(quick
change before joining the imen (bless
'eni) in ;a social hour preteeding dilnnr.
That evening dinner was bueftt, on the
terrace, and the guests came dressed lor a
Barn Dance afterwards. Paper hats, ban-
danas, lassos and six-slooters drew into
the fold the State's leading dairymeln, the
big bosses and the allied trades in a lively
square dance, round dance and "lhe
Next morning the ambitious got in an
early ganie of golf or a swim before join-
ing the ladies' "Lake Worth Cruise".
Boarding the boat the Biltmore's docks.
40 inelmbers of the Ladies' Auxiliary of
the Florida Dairy Industry Association
cruised up lake Worth past the beautiful
estates and the world-lamous Lake Trail
and on out into the ocean to Singer Island.
ILunchieon. entertainment, lards. ain(
swiniuing were the order of the day and
itoin the singing whXichl waited out over
tlic waters as thle boat returned to the ho-
tel and hulbb). a good time was indicated.
A wondierlul fellowship hour in honor
ol the Association's oiliters and directors
and banquet followed by daIncing and spe-
cial entertainment highlighted the second
delightful evening in a perfect outdoor
selling aiong the palms and tropical heacu-
ties of the Cabana Terrace overlooking
beautiful lake north .
Ilie last day of the Convention, the
ladies did have a meeting. It was the an-
nual business meeting and program of the
Ladies' Auxiliary which is looked forward
FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 11
to by all because an interesting and
thought-provoking guest speaker always
shows up at this point; officers are elected,
door prizes are drawn and surprise favors
As the end of the Convention draws
near you wonder why you ever stayed home
alone before. You get a new slant on your
husband after seeing him dance with the
plant manager's bride, you feel like liq-
uid carbonic is your pet cosmetic and you
simply ooze advertising and public rela-
tions. Goodbye-see you again next Con-
National Meetings in Atlantic City
AWAY UP in Atlantic City, the presence of
at least fifteen members of the Ladies
Auxiliary of Florida wa's a convincing
token of the increasing interest of the la-
dies in all the affairs of the industry. We
were everywhere-in the convention ses-
sions and all through the exposition, as
well as at the dinners and the afternoon
affairs presented especially for the ladies.
The National Milk Industry Foundation
presented a style show and entertainment
one afternoon and a musical and tea an-
other. The International Ice Cream group
sponsored an afternoon of authors.
Field Day in Gainesville
ABOUT TWENTY-FIVE ladies enjoyed a pro-
gram planned by Dr. Ouida Abbott of the
University during the annual Field Day
meeting in Gainesville in July. Mrs. Ver-
non Graves, vice president of the Auxil-
ary. presided at a short business session and
those not present at the Palm Beach
Annual Meeting were given an oppor-
tunity to join in with the twenty-nine who
exchanged names there for a "secret-pal"
activity. Mrs. Graves also made a hit ;is an
impromptu speaker at the dinner meet-
Palm Beach in June
ITHERE W'ERE sixty ladies at the Annual
meeting and Betty Harinan gives you a
glamorous account of the affairs there.
Did you all receive the "Yearbook" we
'snt out alter that meeting? With the in-
spiration ol a larger attendance we will
plan lor more ladies' activities at the next
(coven1tio. \Ve will expect t lat least a
luindred in St. Petersburg next June. Mrs.
H. B. Thomas, who planned the enter-
t.iinent for the ladies in Palm Bleach.
Southern Ice Cream Manufacturers
\W\:: this big convention comes to Palmn
Beat oln ecemiber 5, i, and 7, our Auxil-
iary prc-sident will be the local chairman
of special events for the ladies. She will
appre( iate thie attendance and help of all
Ilorida women who can attend. Let's go
and show all the southern ladies some
DAIRY NEWS DIGEST
Members of the Dairy Industry throughout the State are invited to pie I ,
the "Florida Dairy Neuw." all news about dailies, dairying and the good i. i- r .
devote their time, talents and money to this great industry.-The Editor.
Southern Assn. of Ice Cream Manufac-
turers Dec. Meeting in Palm Beach
FI ORIDA will again be host to the South-
crn Association of Ice Cream Manufactur-
ers. The 1950 Convention is scheduled
December 5, 6, 7 at the Palm Beach Bilt-
more Hotel. All R. Nielson is Chairman
of the general arrangements committee.
Mrs. H. B. (Shirley) Thomas is chair-
mlan of the ladies arrangements and re-
clption committee. Mrs. Thomas is also
President of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Florida Dairy Industry Association.
New Dairy Council for
FLORIDA's second local Dairy Council Unit
was recently formed for Hillsborough and
Pinellas Counties with headquarters in
Tampa. Mr. Prue Shirley, Supervisor of
the West Coast Producers Association, has
been named President of the Council and
Miss H. Deop James has been appointed
Jacksonville has had a successful Dairy
Council Unit in operation for about three
Dairy Council activities are strictly edlu-
cational concerning milk and dairy prod-
ucts and are supported by both producers
and distributors. Local Council Units are
affiliated with the National Dairy Coun-
National Recognition Comes
To Florida Dairy Leaders
PAUL E. RE.INHOLu, President of Foremost
Dairies, Jacksonville, was elected a Direc-
tor at large of International Association
of Ice Cream Manufacturers at the recent
Annual meeting in Atlantic City.
Henry Schneider, President of Schneid-
er's Creamery, Inc., Eustis, is re-elected to
the Board of International Assn. of Ice
Cream Mfrs., representing the Florida
Dairy Industry Association. This election
is by the Board of the State Association.
Alf R. Nielsen, President of Alfar
Creamery Co., West Palm Beach, con-
tinues to serve as a Director of the Milk
L. K. Nicholas, Jr., Administrator of
the Florida Milk Commission, was recent-
ly elected President of the International
Association of Milk Board Administrators
at the 1950 Convention in Ontario, Can-
Dr. R. B. Becker, Dairy Husbandman
of the Dairy Department, University of
Florida, was elected President of tl
ican Dairy Science Association at
ganization's 195o Annual Meeti
Ir. Everett L. Fouts, Head of t
Department, University of Flor
been elected a Director of the A
Dairy Science Association.
E. T. (Andy) Lay, Executive
and Secretary of the Florida Dai
try Association, was elected Vice I
of the Association of National a
Dairy Association Executives at
cent Annual Meeting in Atlantic
has also been elected Vice Chai
the 15-member Advisory Counci
Florida Industrial Commission.
Attend Milk Board
Conference in Canada
HENRY SCHNEIDER, Chairman of
ida Milk Commission, and Then
Ist Vice President of the Flori(
Industry Association, attended t
Annual Conference of Milk Boa
hers and Administrators together
Florida Administrator, L. K. Nic
Artificial Breeding Associatio
Formed by Sarasota-Bradentor
1THERF WILL BE more than 75o
dairy calves in Sarasota and
Counties at this time next year
suit of a meeting of dairy fan
Twelve of these progressive c,
ers decided at the session to I
M anasota Artificial Breeding As
and impregnate their cows with s
ported from the regional headqc
the nationwide cooperative organ
By their action, the dozen
have increased to eight the nu
such associations in the State of
With 756 cows on their farms, tl
sota members add nearly to perce
total of Florida cows to receive th
Florida Dairymen-World Tra
MORE WILL BE HEARD about wha
to live in other parts of the wo
cially in England, European and
vian Countries, as opportunity
for personal reports of Mr. and
Nielsen, Alfar Creamery, We
Beach, and Mr. and Mrs. V. C.
Dinsmore Dairy Farms, Jacksonv
had the privilege of touring the
tries during the past few months
On one thing these traveler
"It's great to be in the U.S.A. !"
Palm Beach County
Producers Meeting Held
Ml. U. MOuNTS, County Agent of Palm
Beach County, announces a meeting of
Milk Producers of that Area was held the
evening of November jrd at the Paln
-. Beach County Court House, Lake Worth.
George Boutwell, Lake Worth Producer-
Distrilutor, spoke on the long range dairy
e industry planning program being de-
h or- eloped by a joint Committee of the Flor-
So ida Dairy Industry Association and the
ng. I Florida Dairy Extension Department of
he Dairy the University of Florida.
ida, has r. C. W. Reaves, State Extension
I)airyman from Gainiesville, discussed lo-
cDi al problems of the dairy industry in vari-
y ndus ous areas of the State.
'resident Duval County Dairymen Hear
nd State Specialist on Milk Production
their re- DAIRYMEN of Duval County met October
City. He s,5th at the Witten Livestock Pavilion.
rman of \Mr. Milton Marshall of Kansas City dis-
l of the cussed what he said was a new method of
increasing milk production by hormone
feeding. The system, he said, can increase
milk production as much as to to 20
per cent, while boosting butterfat as much
the Flor- as 20 to 25 per cent. A Jacksonville feed
Datson, company sponsored the meeting.
the i95o Dairies Have "No Accident" Record
rd Mem- THREI- e MF' EMBERs of the Florida Dairy In-
with the dustry are reported by the Florida Indus-
holas, Jr. try Commission as having no loss time ac-
cidents during the year 1949. These were
n Harrison Ice Cream Co.; Jacksonville:
n Dairies Plantation Foods, Inc., Miami: and Acme
test tube Dairies, Inc., Tallahassee. Only one acci-
Manatee dent case was reported by Sunny Brook
is the re- Creamery of Miami.
mers last The following had only two accidents:
Dolly Madison Dairies. Miami: Forman's
little rais- Sanitary Dairy, Ft. Lauderdale; and Per-
orm the section Cooperative Dairies, Orlando.
sociation The Florida Dairy Industry accident
emen im- record as a whole for 1949 was good, re-
larters of suiting in an average reduction of com-
nization. pensation insurance rates for dairies by
dairymen about 15%.
imber of A special committee of the Dairy Indus-
Florida. try Association is now making a careful
ie Mana- analysis of the Dairy Industry's record
:nt to the under the Florida Workmen's Compensa-
is service. tion Law. It is hoped that recommenda-
tions to the members based on this study
velers may result in considerable savings to the
t it's like membership.
Scandina- Adopts Flat Top Carton
es arrive SOUTHERN DAIRIES, Jacksonville, has an-
Mrs. Alf nounced the conversion of their paper
st Palm milk carton equipment to the new Seal-
Johnson, right Company plastic-coated, flat-top car-
Mille, who ton. The new Sealking packaging ma-
ese coun- chines were one of the outstanding fea-
. tures of the Atlantic City Dairy Supplies
s agree- and Equipment Exposition held in Oc-
12 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Florida Delegation Has Record Attendance
At National Meetings in Atlantic City
THE LARGEST ATTENDANCEI of Florida
Dairymen and Allied Trades representa-
tives ever seen at the National Meetings
were present at the annual meetings of
the Milk Industry Foundation and the In-
ternational Association of Ice Cream
Manufacturers held in Atlantic City, Oc-
tober 16-21. Someone remarked that the
Florida delegation looked like a Florida
Honored with important parts on the
official programs were: All Nielsen, West
Palm Beach; Rex Smith, Foremost Dai-
ries, Jacksonville; and Prof. W alter
Krienke, Professor of Dairy Technology
at the University of Florida.
A record was also made in the number
of Florida Dairy couples seen at a national
meeting: Among these were Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Lovelace, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guag-
liardo, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Guagliardo and
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hill of Tampa; Mr.
and Mrs. John Hood and Mr. and Mrs.
Emmett Hood of St. Petersburg; Mr. and
Mrs. Curry Bassett, Tallahassee; Mr. and
Mrs. John Hentz, Panama City; Mr. and
Mrs. Nathan Bear, Pensacola; Mr. and
Mrs. H. Cody Skinner, Mr. and Mrs.
Andy Lay, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Paul and
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Volkwein of Jackson-
ville; Mr. and Mrs. Theo Datson, Orlando;
Mr. and Mrs. George Boutwell, Mr. and
Mrs. Art Boutwell, Jr., Lake Worth; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Schneider of Eustis; Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Beville, Daytona
Beach; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hood, St.
Petersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Zirkle-
bach, Pensacola; Mr. and Mrs. Ray S.
Bassett, Tallahassee; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
M. Barritt, Tampa; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
S. Datson, Orlando; Mr. and Mrs. Harry
P. Marshall, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs. J.
R. Lindley, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs.
Rex K. Smith, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs.
Joe C. Gentile, Jacksonville: Mr. and Mrs.
Allen S. Fogg, Miami Beach; Mr. and Mrs.
E. C. Fogg III, Miami Beach; Mr. and
Mrs. Freeman Hales. Miami; Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Gooding, West Palm Beach.
Other Dairynmen present were Don Per-
ret, V. C. Johnson, Earl Johnson, Brady
Johnston, Paul E. Reinhold, Dr. Louis
Wrenshall of Jacksonville; Joe NeSmith,
Miami; Alf Nielson., West Palm Beach;
Dick Lawrence and T. G. Lee, Orlando;
R. O. Pipkin, Lakeland; Dolph Allison,
George Heine, W. J. Barritt, Jr., of
Tampa; Dr. E. L. Fouts, Walter Krienke,
Gainesville, and J. C. Dillon, Tampa; J.
F. Henderson, Miami; Lloyd Heirs, Tam-
pa.; Win. Seaburger, Orlando; R. B.
Wills, Orlando; W. L. Harris, Miami;
Frank J. Holt, Miami; Steve Crokett,
Miami; O. B. Yielding, Lakeland; J. R.
Love, Miami: Dock A. Hatcher. Talla-
hassee, Jack Tierney, Jacksonville.
International Ice Cream Body
Elects Reinhold Vice President
THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY Convention of
the International Association of Ice
Cream Manufacturers, marking its 50
years of existence, October 18, Ig), 20, was
record-breaking in every sense of the word,
in total registration-in attendance at the
sessions-and in enthusiasm of the mem-
bers and guests. Some 14oo were present
at the Golden Jubilee banquet which
highlighted the Convention.
Ridgway Kennedy, Jr., President of Ab-
Milk Industry Foundation has
Most Successful Convention
THE BEST ATTENDED and one of the most
successful annual conventions ever held
by the Milk Industry Foundation, ended
October 18 at Haddon Hall, Atlantic City,
after three days of general and sectional
meetings which highlighted new ideas that
will have a widespread effect on fluid milk
distribution in the future.
As expected the additional attractions
oi the machinery and supplies exposition
and a preview of the new Universal-Inter-
national motion picture "The Milk-
man" plus the personal appearance of
Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante and
Joyce Holden, stars of the film packed
With almost 2,000 people at the annual
banquet to see the big show by the movie
stars, the 43rd annual convention will
stand high in the history of the Milk In-
T. Kline Hamilton, Executive Vice Pres-
ident of Diamond Milk Products, Colum-
)bus, was re-elected President of the
Milk Industry Foundation Convention in
Atlantic City October 18. T D. Lewis,
Vice President, Alden Farms, Los Angeles,
was re-elected Vice President and Edgar
N. Brawner, President, Chestnut Farm-
Chevy Chase of Washington, D. C., was
Four new directors were elected to the
Board: C. Oscar Ewing II, President of
Oscar Ewing, Inc., Louisville; J. J. Swaner,
President, Swaner Farms Dairy, Iowa
City, Iowa; A. M. Ghornnley, Vice Presi-
dent, Carnation Co., Los Angeles and A.
R. MacLean, Dominion Dairies, Ltd.,
A forceful resolution was also passed
urging members of the Foundation to re-
new faith in our American institutions
and go home to stimulate citizens to work
for preservation of our enterprise system.
bots' Dairies, Philadelphia, Pa., and Chair-
man of the International's important
Committee on Definitions and Standards,
was elected President of the IAICM at the
Board of Directors' meeting on Friday, Oc-
Robert C. Hibben, Washington, 1). C.,
was re-elected Executive Secretary.
Paul E. Reinhold, President, Foremost
Dairies, Jacksonville, was elected one of
the new Directors.
Short Course Planned
I HE ExieCI.TIV. E COMMITTEE of the Florida
Association ol Milk Sanitarians met in
Jacksonville November i i to outline plans
lor the Annual Short Course to be
held in April. 1951. A better than ever
program is planned. Anyone having sug-
gestions for topics and speakers are urged
to send them to Dr. H. H. Wilkowske, Sec-
retary, Dairy Department, University of
Florida, Gainesville. Outside speakers are
especially desired, so if you know of some-
one, your suggestions are particularly wel-
Central Florida Producers
Form New Group
A MILK PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION of the
Central Florida Area has been formed for
the purpose of promoting better under-
standing and cooperation between pro-
ducers and distributors and to promote
improved and more economical methods
ol milk production
Both wholesale producers and producer-
distributors are eligible for membership.
FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 13
Dairy Farim Research Unit
Dairy Science Year Old
At State Institution
By DR. E. L. FouTS
.I'sT ONE YEAR AGO the dairy work al
University of Florida and the Florida
ricultural Experiment Station was p
the status of a separate department
is now known as the Department of I
in all phases of d
ing is offered,
ing to the dlel
Bachelor of Sci
and Ma-ster of Sci
available to stuck
in these field!
FOUTS study. Graduate
dairying are finding good opportul
Ior profitable and interesting cm
The research program in dairyin;
ludess a study of problems involving
leading, breeding, management and
production of dairy cows, raising re:
ments, pastures and other feed crops I
ed in the well rounded dairy prop
This work is conducted at the Dair)
search Unit at Hague, Florida, iI
north of Gainesville. A herd of Jersey:
Guernseys is maintained on this 1200
farm. 'The milk produced is pasteu
and bottled at the Dairy Products La
story and served to the students at th(
cral food units on the campus.
Research in dairy manufactures
with problems involved in processing
ice cream, and other dairy proc
Chemical and bacteriological problem
evolving the quality of.dairy product
The men on the Dairy Staff comb
wide variety of training and expert
and many years of service to thle Iaii
dustry. In addition to many years o
vice to the I)Dairy Industry in Floridt
men in the department have been
ested in some phase of commercial
ing or in a University in many other
during the past 25 years.
The members of the I)partnime
Dairy Science staff are: In Dairy
bandry-Dr. R. B. Becker, Dr. Sidn
Marshall, and Prof. P. T. Iix Arnolk
Dairy Manufactures-Prof. Waltei
Dairy Products Laboratory
Agricultural Experiment Station
Krienke. Prof. Leon E. Mull, Mr. Frank
Pinkerton, Dr. H. H. Wilkowske, and Dr.
E. I. Fouts, Head of Department.
Mr. Charles Hauller is Superintendent
ol Dairy Products Laboratory; Mr. Her
t the man Somers is Herdsman, and Mr. A. San-
SAg- chez is Farm Superintendent at the Dairy
)ary University's New Dairy Unit
ning Result of Teamwork
lead- By DR. R. B. BECKER
agrees PERSISTENT TEAMWORK among Florida
ence dairymen over 19 years finally resulted in
ence securing a block mainly of timbered land
Ex- with good pasture possibilities on which
are the Dairy Research Unit i's being devel-
s of To the credit of
es in the Florida Dairy In-
lities l dustry Association is
ploy- the work of their
f^ t University and Land
Sin- Committees in look
Sthe t ing over the propose
milk ed area, and recom-
)lace- mending addition of
Ieed- one cultivated fielcl
;ram. to it, in order that
SRe- BECKER there be sufficient
miles improved land on which to develop the
s and unit. Upon their inquiry, Dr. J. Hillis
acre MNiller, president of the University of
rized Florida, stated the purpose of the particu-
bora- lar purchase would be 'solely for dairy use.
Ssev- Of some 24 sites examined, one location
had several essential services within a rea-
deals sonable distance, these service's being-ac-
milk, cess from a paved highway, nearness to
lucts. a railroad siding for convenience of the
is in- building contractor and for future freight
s are service, accessibility of electrical power
and a telephone line. The land was suit-
ine a abile for production of pasture's and feed
ience crops. lThe entire unit was within reason-
'y In- able distance of the Universiy of Florida
f ser- campus. The site as recommended and
i, the approved by the L.and Committee of the
inter- Florida Dairy Industry Association met
lairy- these requirements, and was obtainable
states from two owners. It is to their credit that
the land is being devoted to this pur-
it of pose.
Hus- The State Ilighway Department built
ev P. antd partly surfaced an access road. rile
1. In Florida Milk Control Board. withli ap-
I A. proval of the Governor's cabinet, donated
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
14 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
funds toward construction of a calf barn
with some research facilities, and for part
of the fencing material. The Florida Ford
Tractor Company placed a tractor on
demonstration loan that has gone a long
way toward the farm operation. A legis-
lative appropriation provided for the main
building, two silos, two helpers' cottages,
a well, and part of the equipment in the
main building. The University of Flor-
ida maintenance department built heifer
shelters and a shallow well for young
stock. The Agricultural Engineering de-
partment aided with a survey and con-
tour map to decide on location of the cen-
tral unit and with regard to limited drain-
age requirements The School of Forestry
cruised the timber for an estimated evalu-
ation at the request of the cabinet. The
staff worked long hours to facilitate every
possible way in the unit's construction.
This is an example of teamwork.
The main building, two silos, two cot-
tages and water system were constructed
by George Auchter Company of Jackson-
ville. Pine trees on the site were convert-
ed into creosoted posts. Building plans
were drafted by Sanford Goin under su-
pervision of the state architect.
The main building comprises a milking
barn with 78 stanchions, a feed wing with
hanmmermill and feed mixer, a laboratory
and office wing, milk room, with well and
pressure tank. The site was elevated
slightly with earth, and all drains were
open insofar as possible. The site is ap-
proximately in the center of 40oo acres of
potential pastureland, accessible by lanes
with the least necessary travel by the
cows. The last of the dairy herd, com-
prising over 15o registered Jersey and
Guernsey cattle was removed from the
campus to the Dairy Research Unit on
September 16, 1949. Some heifers, dry
cows and herd sires had been transferred
as soon as fences and pastures were avail-
able for them to use. Few visitors who
view the unit today realize that it repre-
sents only one year of occupancy.
The Dairy Research Unit is far from
complete. Fences are being constructed as
funds and labor permit. Only part of the
farm tools have been purchased, pending
funds and approval for their release.
Buildings are needed to house farm
tools. A shelter barn is needed for the
milking herd. A small isolation and
maternity barn are desired for veterinary
care when needed. Fences, and further de-
velopment of pastures are in the offing.
Continued interest and teamwork are es-
sential with both development and the
ile Florida Dairy Industry Association
teamed with tle Governor's cabinet, the
Board of Control and the University of
Florida staff in dedication exercises at the
Dairy Research Unit on July 21, 1950.
Livestock Improvement and
Expansion Over South
By DR. A. D. SANDERS
Head Veterinary Dept., Florida Agricultural Experi-
ment Stations and Pres. Fla. Veterinary
DURING THE PAST DECADE there has occur-
erd a gradual overall livestock and poul-
try improvement and expansion program
in the South. The upward trend is con-
tinuing and at present is considered phe-
nomenal and having even greater possi-
bilities of develop-
ment in the future.
era of livestock devel-
opment in the South
is due to progress
which has and is con-
tinuing to be made
in many directions.
Eradication of the
Southern cattle fever
SANDERS tick, made possible
by veterinary investigations and extension
uad regulatory services, was a prerequisite
which opened up the vast potentialities
and possibilities of the cattle industry in
this section. The introduction of many
varieties of improved pasture grasses and
forage crops, the widespread interest in
pasture development, the increased use of
purebred livestock, the introduction of
the Brahman breed of cattle, the correc-
tion of mineral deficiencies, the increased
demand for food products of animal or-
igin, favorable climatic conditions, the ex-
panded research a n d investigational
facilities, the expanded extension and vet-
erinary services, the activitation of state
and local organizations interested in va-
rious phases of livestock and poultry pro-
duction, the availability of adequate vet-
erinary services, the resourcefulness of the
people and other factors are contributing
necessary and essential part to the overall
livestock expansion program.
The economic aspect of the livestock
and poultry industry has necessitated giv-
ing additional attention to veterinary re-
search, diagnostic aids and extension
services through the medium of facilities
provided by the Land-Grant College.
Livestock owners, cattlemen, dairymen,
poultrymen, county agents, livestock spe-
cialists, agricultural teachers and practic-
ing veterinarians frequently truck diseas-
ed enimals and send or bring pathological
specimens of livestock and poultry to the
University of Florida Veterinary Research
Center for observation, diagnosis, experi-
mental treatment and study. Through co-
operative procedure, veterinary practi-
tioners in Florida frequently call the Vet-
erinary Staff's attention to the outbreaks
of new diseases or ailments which they en-
counter and in which they feel should be
investigated because of the existence of
research projects or for other reasons.
Several new and potential serious infec-
tious diseases of livestock have been iden-
tified through these cooperative efforts of
the practicing veterinarians and person-
nel of the Veterinary Staff of the Univer-
The Veterinary profession has been re-
sponsible for preventing many major ori-
ental livestock plagues from becoming per-
manently established in the United States.
It is important that livestock owners
promptly report occurrences of abnormal
diseases and ailments of their animals to
the Veterinary profession. This precau-
tionary measure will aid in preventing
widespread occurrence of such oriental
animal plagues as may gain a foothold in
the United States and undermine our na-
80 Attend Short Course
In Dairy Manufacture
By W. A. KRIENKE.
ATTENDANCE AT THE Annual Dairy Manu-
lactures Short Course and Conference held
during the last week of September on the
c:mnpus of the University of Florida was
approximately 80 and included plant men
[rom Georgia, Ala-
bama, and Louisiana
as well as Florida.
Conference C h a i r-
man was Dr. E. L.
Fouts, Head of the
Department of Dai-
ry Science. Dr. G.
IM. Crews, Southern
I)airies, Tampa, serv-
KRIENKE ed as Associate Con-
lerence Chairman. Serving also as Chair-
man of the Milk and Ice Cream Plant
Committee of the Florida Dairy Industry
Association, Dr. Crews directed the ar-
rangement of the program.
A unique feature of the program was
the division of topics into groups; one re-
lated to market milk and milk plant pro-
ducts, and another dealing with the man-
ulacture of ice cream. The merchandiz-
ing and public relations aspects also re-
(eived a prominent part on the program
with Dr. Frank Goodwin, Professor of
Marketing, College of Business Adminis-
tration at the University of Florida, and
Mr. R. D. Saunders, Sales Manager, South-
eiin Dairies. Tampa, emphasizing that
"good quality dairy products deserve the
very best in advertising and in selling el-
The Ice Cream Clinic contributed great-
ly to the Short Course. A total of 18
samples of vanilla ice cream were received.
They were analyzed for total bacteria
counts, coliform counts, fat, total solids,
pH and acidity. The samples were sub-
jected to the scrutiny of a taste panel also
to evaluate flavor, body and texture, rate
of melting and color of the ice cream.
This information was available to those
who participated in tasting the samples
and a summary sheet provided compara-
tive information to those who submitted
Mr. N. C. Angevine, Meyer-Blanke
Company, St. Louis, Missouri, stressed the
advantages of good buttermilk and its
market potential in the South and after
outlining the steps in the manufacture of
cottage cheese he effectively demonstrated
that a superior flake-type cottage cheese
can be made by using low-heat type non-
fat dry milk solids. The final proof of
its excellence was the generous portions
served at the Conference Banquet where
its tempting goodness of large white flakes
glistened in a background of golden rich
Separation of cold milk and the features
of the separator developed to accomplish
this operation were discussed by Mr. G. A.
Houran of the De Laval Separator Com-
pany, New York City.
Other Short Course speakers included
F. M. Gray, Southern Dairies, Miami; J.
F. Beatty, Foremost Dairies, Jacksonville;
C. R. Williams, Borden Southern Com-
pany, Jacksonville: Richard Lewis, South-
ern Dairies, Jacksonville; Dr. A. F. Novak,
Associate Professor of Bacteriology. Uni-
versity of Florida; and the Dairy Manu-
factures Staff of the University, Dr. E. L.
Fouts, Dr. H. H. Wilkowske, Mr. E. Pin-
kerton and Professor W. A. Krienke.
Provost for Agriculture at the Univer-
sity, Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, welcomed the
group to the campus and challenged each
to strive for greater and greater efficiency
in plant operations so that there will re-
sult higher quality dairy products at
lower costs to consumers. Mr. John M.
Scott, Chief Dairy Supervisor, Florida State
Department of Agriculture, told of the
"early (lays" when Florida was 'striving to
establish a dairy industry and compared
the conditions with those of our modern
plants glistening with stainless steel equip-
ment and shiny tile walls. He predicted
an expanding dairy industry for Florida
and foresaw a continued improvement in
the quality of dairy products as we pass
through the half century mark and turn
our attention to the future with research
A delightful feature of the four days
conference was the annual dinner and,en-
tertainment program for all those in at-
tendance, sponsored by the Plant Commit-
tee and Allied Trades Members of the
Florida Dairy Industry Association.
All lectures and papers presented dur-
ing the 4-days program will again be in-
corporated in a "Special Manual" and
made available by the Plant committee
ol the Dairy Industry Association. Copies
may be requested from the Dairy Depart-
ment or from the Association. The cost
will be $1.25.
FOR N O V EM B E R, 1 9 5 0 15
University's Dairy Research Farm Units are
Latest Phase in Progress of State Institution
THE NEW University of Florida Dairy
Farm Units represent the most recent
step in the progress of the College of
Agriculture, Theo Datson, first vice presi-
dent of the Florida Dairy Industry Asso-
ciation, declared in his prepared dedica-
Stating there were others who had great-
er experience with the work of the uni-
versity, Mr. Datson reviewed the early
beginnings of the college from the 188os
when it wa's known as Florida Agricul-
tural College and located at Lake City.
The staff included Dr. H. E. Stockbridge,
Dr. G. T. Maxwell, Dr. W. E. French,
;nd Dr. Charles F. Dawson, and from the
beginning displayed interest in feed crops
and the health of livestock.
Text of Mr. Datson's address follows:
Beset by many problems, the underpaid
staff suffered frequent turnovers, and rela-
tively few investigations were completed.
About this fine, down in the southern part
of the state, in what is now Miami, Dr. John
C. DuPuis started a dairy .... one that is
still in existence to this day .... with a herd
of "white-belted" cows. The first registered
Jerseys were purchased by the college through
its Experiment Station on March 15, 19o1.
In this early part of the century, what we
now know as the University of Florida was
produced from the amalgamation of several
schools scattered over the state, and the Agri-
cultural College was moved here to Gaines-
ville. Mr. Alf R. Nielson was one of the stu-
dents about this time, and will vouch for the
fact that the school was even then plagued
with a shortage of funds and instructors.
Prof. John M. Scott joined the staff in
December 19o6. as Animal Industrialist and
Agronomist, and began his long career as a
prime aide to the dairy industry of the state.
He was active in the experimentation with
feed crops. . .velvet beans, Japanese cane,
silages, and a number of pasture grasses and
This was the beginning of that very impor-
tant research which we all know is so very
valuable to us now, for these pasture int-
provenents have made it possible for us to
reduce the cost of milk production when-
ever they have been used. He fed the first
dried grapefruit peel, obtained from a small
hand-dried supply which Seth S. Walker pre-
pared at the Florda Citrus Exchange.
Professor Scott and Prof. C. H. Willoughby
started Register of Merit testing of Jerseys
in Florida for milk and butterfat production
in 1916, an essential for locating good pro-
ducing animals for breeding purposes and
for the improvement of the local dairy cat-
Prof. Willoughby had a small amount of
farm dairy equipment and a one-room lab-
oratory with a Babcock tester, hand milk-
bottler, cream separator, a small churn and
a cheese vat . . but lacked any kind of cold
storage facility. The classes were given a
great boost by C. E. "Tootie" Perry when he
so generously invited them to his milk and
Theo Dalson gives Dairy Unit dedication
address on behalf of Florida Dairy In-
ice cream plant for practice . using his
equipment. "Tootic" Perry was interested
in the University . particularly the College
of Agriculture and football team.
lThe depression years found the school with
some good men on the staff-Dr. A. I. Shealy,
)r. R. B. Becker, and P. T. "Dix" Arnold,
bur as usual the equipment and buildings
The first two-thirds of the Dairy Products
l oab oratoy was built by i)r. L. M. Thurston,
with WVPA funds and a government loan, la-
ter repaid with money from the sale of milk
from the dairy herd. At Dr. Tihurston's
death, Dr. E. L. Fonts came to continue and
Iuild up dairy products teaching and re-
search, and to add to the staff in that field.
Dr. Sidney I'. Marshall worked part of his
way through school, helping care for the
dairy herd. Later he was at Oklahoma, Minn-
esota, and Clemson, and returned to Florida
'The branch of the Agricultural Extension
Service, so familiar to us as a place where we
can get news of the latest innovations in the
industry, is in the capable hands of Mr. Clar-
ence W. Reaves, the Extension Dairyman,
having succeeded Mr. Hamlin L. Brown.
If you will recall, the student enrollment
jumped from around 3,400 in the pre-war
days, to well over 10,000 this past year.
The land once occupied by the old dairy
barn ant pastures now contains dormitories
for men and women, several laboratories, Fla-
vett Villages II and III, and a host of other
It was quite apparent that some new land
was necessary for a farm . lands that
would not be crowded. A special committee
of the Florida Dairy Industry Association,
consisting of Mr. Alf R. Nielsen, Mr. Henry
Schneider. Mr. Sam Solomon. Mr. V. C. John-
son, Mr. R. S. McAteer, and Mr. John Cone,
met with a representative of the Board of
Control, Mr. Thomas W. Bryant, and with
Dr. J. Hillis Miller, Mr. Harold Mowry, Dr.
.\. I.. Shealy, Dr. R. B. Becker, Dr. Sidney P.
Marshall, and Mr. P. T. "Dix" Arnold.
Over twenty sites were examined. I he
place that was settled upon is here where
)on are standing.
Contract to crect the )Dairy Barn unit was
let before the title to land was secured.
Through the kindness and consideration of
the Governor, his Cabinet, the State Highway
Commission . and, at the request of the
I lorida dairy industry, a contribution of
S25,000 from the Florida Milk Commission
tax money . and with the help of many
others concerned, it was made possible witl
all haste to have a roof over the cows on the
new land, even before there were enough out-
side fences to keep out stray cattle and woods
Dr. Marshall, Mr. Arnold, the herdsman,
the barn boys, and others put in long hours
with all sorts of duties, in order to have some
place to house and partly handle the animals
when they had to leave the campus, for ra-
pid removal was necessary that the great
overflow of Florida students might be accom-
Only those who have seen it can realize the
pressure everyone was under to get the job
By 1949, the Department of Animal Hus-
bandry was so overgrown that it was decided
to create a new section to be devoted to dairy-
ing and named the Department of Dairy
Husbandry and Manufactures. Its head is
Dr. E. L. Fouts. The addition to the Dairy
Products Laboratory was completed at this
time, and is providing much needed space for
this valuable work.
Since the research position in Dairy Hus-
bandry was created in January, 1929, many
changes have come about as a result of this
work. Use of mineral supplements was worked
out and is used universally in Florida.
Management studies have included study
of turnover, useful life span of dairy cows
and bulls, factors affecting milk and butter-
fat production, and the relation of calcium
to bone strength and milk production.
Considerable work has been done on the
physiology of dairy cattle, especially in the
lines of bacteria and protozoa in the stomach,
and the inheritance and transmitting ability
for milk and butterfat production. This new
unit here at Hague will greatly aid in this
latter field, for there is at last some room for
such extensive tests which cover long periods
of time and require careful study.
This outline would not be complete if we
did not trace some of the trials associated
with attempts to expand the Dairy Division.
Back in 1928, Dr. Wilmon Newell started
16 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
to build a real dairy program. Dr. R. B.
Becker met with the Board of the Florida
State Dairy Association in Ganesville in Feb-
ruary, 1929, and sought their support for a re-
placement for the old dairy barn. This barn
had been a good one in its day, but it was
not located where tie cows could get direct-
ly to pasture.
Dr. Newell tried every two years to get an
item for the dairy barn into the legislative
budget, hut it never got off the University
campus until Tom Lee spoke with Governor
Holland about the needs. The dairy indus-
try supported the hill in the legislature andt
it was even signed into law. but the delays
of one man prevented construction beginning
on the barn . and then came Pearl I-farbor.
Governor Holland saw that this item was
retained in the budget in the next legislature,
and it was there again in the next one under
Governor Caldwell, but the Governor didn't
want to spend "So much money' just for a
dairy barn"...at least, not just then.
. And we have him to thank fully for
had it been built where it was thought it
would be most useful, the expansion would
have left it a building away from the pastures.
When Dr. Miller came as President, and
the Dairy Association's University Commit-
tee met with him. Dr. Miller asked, "Why the
delay?" T'here hasn't been any delay from
that minute. That is tie kind of man Dr.
Miller is, as we in this state have come quick-
ly to know. It was fortunate indeed, that the
letting of a building contract had been held
up, for land was secured . and there should
be no crowding in the future, in so far as
people can foresee the needs ahead.
This Dairy Research Unit is not complete.
but it is well begun, and with such active in-
terest as has been shown, it should ever con-
tinue to serve the industry. It is hoped that
some of the needed building space will not
take another 21 years to secure.
There are several things to be done as
soon as possible. Among them are:
1. Addition of a few good breeding cows to
2. More facilities for the safe handling of
3. Buildings of various types . including
a maternity barn, shelter bar. shelters for
4. Land improvement, including some irri-
gation equipment for pastures.
5. A staff member trained in Biochemistry.
6. Closer relations need to be provided with
students in class and laboratory with relation
to this unit. It may require a limited space
under shelter where students may sit in a
pavilion and animals can be used regardless
Here at the Research Unit we are dedicat-
ing today, we are fortunate to have facilities
to do more research along lines that will help
us toward the ultimate goal of more econom-
ical milk and butterfat production, and the
maximum efficient use of homegrown and
locally produced feeds. This involves long-
lived cows, of good producing ability, hand-
led under intelligent dairy management.
The Unit should be a place for teaching
and training dairy leaders of the future by
precept, example, and from published results
of research well planned and carefully con-
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FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 17
AFive Dairy Supervisors Serve
Florida's Dairy Industry
J By JOHN M. SCOTT,
Supervisor Dairy Division,
State Dept. of Agriculture
THE DAIRY DIVISION of the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture has supervision of
dairies, and the production and processing
of milk and milk products. This depart-
ment employs five Dairy Supervisors un-
der the able direction of John M. Scott,
Chief Dairy Supervisor, with the main
office in the Seagle Building, Gaines-
ville, Florida. For the benefit of those
who are not acquainted with these Super-
visors, we would like to give their names
and addresses as follows: Lewis T. Smith,
1705 Flagler Avenue, Jacksonville 7, Flor-
ida; Alex G. Shaw, 916 West College Ave-
hue, Tallahassee, Florida; Dr. H. H.
Rothe, P. O. Box 163, Gainesville, Florida;
Dr. F. M. DeWees, 160o Grove Street,
Clearwater, Florida; and John D. Rob-
inson, o18 Cherry Street, Plant City, Flor-
ida. Mr. Robinson has been recently ap-
pointed Dairy Supervisor, filling the place
made vacant by the death of Malcolm E.
Alex G. Shaw and Lewis T. Smith, State
Dairy Supervisors, represented the Florida
State Department of Agriculture at the
National Dairy Show held in Atlantic
City. Alex G. Shaw has also, just returned
from an inspection trip through the North-
ern states. This trip was made for the
purpose of inspecting those states with
milk plants and dairies who desire to im-
port sweet cream, sour cream, and cottage
cheese into Florida this coming year.
Mr. Shaw reports that in a number of
states, very marked improvements have
been made during the last two or three
years in the milk plants and dairies sup-
plying the plants with milk.
The Dairy Division of the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture have available dairy
plans, both wholesale and retail, for any-
one interested in building or remodeling
a dairy barn or plant. The Department's
Supervisors are glad to assist any dairy-
man with his particular problem along
these lines. We have requests nearly every
day for dairy barn plans from prospective
dairymen and these requests come from
all parts of the State; however, there may
be others interested who do not know that
the Dairy Division maintains this service.
During the last month, two new dairies in
Putnam County and three in Lafayette
County have started operating, and dairy-
ing is growing every day.
During the past live years, there has
been a noticeable increase in tile number
of cows in the dairies. The tendency
seems to be to increase the size of the in-
dividual herds. There has also been an
JOHN M. SCOTT
increase in the production of millk per
cow. Some of our best dairymen are getting
a production of three to three and a half
gallons of milk per day per cow.
More dairy cows will be milked this
coming winter than ever before in the
State of Florida. This has come about
due to the fact that Florida dairymen are
employing better methods in feeding, im-
proved pastures, and better cows. Some
of our dairymen have not yet learned the
importance of better pastures and plenty
of good forage crops to make dairying a
Low-Fat Dairy Milk
Is Popular New Dairy Product
SI.\IERAI. I)AIRIES over the State have recent-
ly placed in production a new low-butter-
lat, vitamin-fortified, fresh milk product,
which many feel meets a long felt need.
The produce of various Dairies ranges
in butterlat contentt from 0111 or 2 2 (
and is lortilicd with vitamins A and D.
considerationn is now being given to tlhe
adoption of a Statewide lnamel and speci-
lication for this product. Many believe
the general addition by the Ildustry of a
low-fat milk to its products will do lmuch
to help increase milk consumption ill the
DR. J. V. KNAPP, State Veterinarian, and
Dr. C. .. Campbell, Asst. State Veter-
inarian attended the annual meeting of
the National Live Stock Sianitary Associa-
tion held in Phoenix. Arizona the week
of November 6th.
EXPANSION OF MARKETS for Florida citrus
pulp outside of the state occupied atten-
tion of members of the Citrus Processors
Association during its annual meeting at
the Biltmore Hotel in Palm Beach, Octo-
ber 10, in conjunction with the state con-
vention of the Florida Canners Associa-
Ralph L. Miller was re-elected to serve
as president for the coming year, along
with Mallory Roberts, vice president, Le-
Roy Allen, secretary, James L. Coates,
treasurer, and James H. Key, manager.
Mr. Roberts presented a statistical re-
port illustrated by graphs pointing out
the vast markets available, but as yet not
supplied with Florida citrus pulp. Mr.
Roberts pointed out the favorable posi-
tion of the industry at this time as com-
pared to its position a year ago. At this
time last year there was practically no
citrus pulp available, but the industry
now has sufficient supplies to meet the
demands of the markets at the beginning
of their winter feeding season when their
requirements are greatest.
Mr. Roberts also pointed out the more
optimistic outlook for citrus pulp manu-
facturers for the oncoming year due to
less abundant supply of competitive feed
stuffs including considerable curtailment
of imported beet pulp and no surplus
potatoes to be dumped on the market for
During the '49-'50 production season,
there was produced in Florida approxi-
mately 150,000 tons of dried citrus pulp
and 41,000 tons of citrus molasses. This
production is expected to be increased
slightly this season since it is anticipated
that more fruit will be utilized through
Last year approximately 1/3 of the
state's production of citrus pulp was
shipped out of Florida. The out of state
movement is increasing every year and
due to the advertising and promotional
campaigns being conducted by the Asso-
ciation, 1/2 of the state's production of
citrus pulp this season is expected to be
shipped out of Florida. But with the
anticipated increased production, ample
supplies will still be available to Florida
State representative. Travis Phillips of
Brooksville, was in attendance at the meet-
ng and told the Asociation members that
"The (itrus waste pollution problem
threatens to get out of hand."
18 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
ACCOMPLISHMEINTS of the Tallahassee Milk
Shed in producing and processing higher
quality milk "offers a challenge to other
milk sheds throughout the State," in the
opinion of Sam O. Noles of the Florida
State Board of Health.
Mr. Noles, milk
consultant with the
State health agency's
Field Technical Staff,
adds that an inten-
Sr. sive quality control
program ha's been in
effect at the Talla-
hassee Milk Shed
site last January.
NOLES The program was
set up jointly by the milk industry, person-
nel of the county health departments con-
cerned, and Mr. Alex G. Shaw, dairy sup-
ervisor with the State Iepartment of Ag-
"During the period of June through
August of this year," Noles continued,
"we made a 'sanitation survey of all the
dairies and milk plants in this shed. Mr.
Shaw and personnel of the health depart-
ments in the various counties supplying
the Tallahassee Milk Shed cooperated ful-
ly in making this survey.
"Industry and control agencies alike
may well be proud of the resultant find-
ings of this survey. It was made in accord-
ance with the U.S. Public Health Service
method of sanitation ratings. The farms
made a compliance rating of 93.39) per
cent and the plants 92.40 per cent.
"The Tallahassee Milk Shed comprises
an area which extends into eight counties.
The very fact that an area, covering as
much territory a's this milk shed does.
made a rating above )o percent compli-
ance indicates that a lot of effort and close
cooperation has been exercised on this
part both of industry and the control
Farm Equipment Association Elects
ARTHUR D. BROWN, Tampa, as the new
president of the Florida Retail Farm
Equipment Association, which ended a
two-day fifth annual convention in Or-
lando, October 31.
Other officers elected were Ralph I.
King, Tampa, vice president, and A. R.
Hutchin'son, Orlando, secretary-treasurer.
Directors are George Cooper, Homestead;
W'. D. Ray and A. C. Medlock, both of
Orlando: C. J. Hatch, Jacksonville; J. H.
Jennings, Lakeland: C. C. Griffin, Bran-
ford; and Ottis Brown, Live Oak.
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20 Areas Under
By L. K. NICHOLAS, JR.
Administrator, Florida Milk Commission
TWrENTY AREAS are now under orders of
the Florida Milk Commission, it is an-
nounced by L. K. Nicholas, Jr., adminis-
trator, and public hearings scheduled dur-
ing November include Orlando (Nov. 9),
Pensacola (Nov. 27) Lake City (Nov. 28),
iand Cocoa (Nov. 29).
Recent hearings, with resulting orders,
include the following:
Tampa (Sept. 8) 1 cent price in-
crease; Producer 2
cents, Plant 2 cents.
(Oct. 6) 1 cent
price increase; Pro-
Sducer 2 cents, Plant
Plant City (Oct.
| 6) -1 cent price in-
Daytona (Oct. 12)-no action.
Starke (Oct. 13) -no action.
Areas now under commission orders,
with producer gallon prices and retail
Grade ".A" quart prices, are as follows:
, Broward Counties
Santa Rosa Counties
Martin and Panlm
* indicates butterfat bonus over 4%
Fenner Dairy at Cocoa
Announces Personnel Change
THE L. B. FENNER DAIRY, Cocoa, has an-
nounced that L. O. Butterfield, formerly
ol Orlando, has become associated with
the Dairy as Sales and Plant Manager. The
name of the dairy has been changed to
20 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Compulsory Mastitis Program
Set Up for Hillsborough
THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Health De-
partment has requested the assistance of
the State Livestock Sanitary Board in in-
stituting a Mastitis control program to be
made available to all producers in the
county, it is reported by C. E. Phillips of
the county health department.
"The State Board is cooperating with
us and the dairymen 1oo percent, all dai-
ries producing milk for Hillsborough con-
sumption shall be actively engaged or co-
operating under the Live Stock Sanitary
Board approved Mastitis Control Plan
by January i, )50o," Phillips says.
"WVe do not see how any dairyman
could afford to pass up this opportunity
for herd improvement but if they do not
wish to engage in the above program their
herd will be carefully checked and all cows
which show an extensive or entire indur-
ation of one or more quarters of the udder
upon physical examination, whether se-
creting abnormal milk or not, shall be per-
manently excluded from the milking herd.
Cows giving bloody, stringy, or other-
wise abnormal milk, but with only slight
inclurations of the udder shall be exclud-
ed from the herd until re examination
shows that the milk has become normal.
"A check of all dairies will be made
before January i, 1950. The dairies that
fail to comply with the above regulations
will not be issued a permit to operate a
dairy producing milk for Hillsborough
Foremost Acquires Solomon
SOLOMON'S DAIRY at Quincy has merged
with Foremost Dairies, Inc., with general
offices in Jacksonville, it is announced by
Paul E. Reinhold, president of Foremost,
it is reported in the Gadsden County
Times of Quincy, August 1o.
The Quincy institution, in business in
Gadsden County since 1921 and in the ice
cream manufacturing business since 1933, an-
nounced that S. H. Solomon, Sr. would con-
tinue to operate the farm and dairy located
on the old Mt. Pleasant road northwest of
Quincy, according to The Times. S. H.
Solomon, Jr. will be manager of the new
"This consolidation marks a merger of
one of the oldest established dairy companies
in the South with one of the largest and
most rapidly growing in Gadsden County,"
the October issue of the "Foremost Cathe-
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Begin Nov. 11
By CLARENCE W. REAVES
State Extension Dairyman
DISTRICT AND STATE 4-H dairy shows will
begin November II at Orlando, and run
through February, offering an opportu-
nity to club members in all sections of the
state to meet in competition with the best
fiom other areas of the state.
The Central Florida 4-H district show
will be held Nov. Il, at Orlando under
sponsorship of the Sears Roebuck Foun-
dation and the Orlando Sears Store.
The West Florida 4-H and FFA dairy
show will be held Nov. 16, at Chipley
under the sponsorship of the City of
Chipley and Washington County.
The Florida West Coast 4-H and FFA
dairy show at Tampa will be held Jan. (i,
1951 under the auspices of the Greater
Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
T h e Northern
Florida 4-H district
livestock show will
be held in Jarnuary
at Jacksonville, spon-
sored by the Florida
Chain Store Council.
The South Florida
show i's set for Belle-
Finally, the Flor-
REAVE ida 4-H dairy show
be held in Orlando Feb. 19-24, 1951,
under sponsorship of the Central Florida
In addition to the chief local sponsors,
individual firms also contribute to most
of the shows and the State Department of
Agriculture makes substantial contribu-
tions to each of them.
Dairy Association Commended
For 4-H Trophies Awarded
THE FLORIDA Dairy Industry Association
is doing a most commendable service to
our 4-H Club program in the splendid
trophies which are awarded annually in
these Dairy Contests.
Outstanding among these is the large
revolving trophy awarded at the State
Show at Orlando. Winners of this coveted
trophy receive a smaller permanent trophy
when the large one is lost to another win-
ner. Two F.D.I.A. trophies are awarded
by the Association to the top 4-H winner
of the Chipley Calf Show.
The winner of the State trophy at Or-
lando is also a guest of the Association at
the Annual Dairy Field Day in Gaines-
The 4-H shows are under the super-
vision of the Agricultural Extension Serv-
Adams Packing Association
Ace Cabinet Corporation
Ambrosia Cllotolate Co.
American Paper Goods Co.
American Seal Kap Corp.
Amica-Burnett Chem. & Supply Co.
Anco Feed Stores, Orlando
Broward Grain & Supply Co.
Balch Flavor Co.
C. A. Bailey, Real Estate
Broquinda Corp., Tle
Ballard &: Ballard, Orlando
Bradley & Ba'ker
California Spray-Chemical Corp.
Certified Products Co.
City Ice & Fuel Co.
Coastal Feed & Supply Store
continentall Can Co., Inc.
Cooper Products Agency, Tampa
Creamery Package Mfg. Co.
Corn Products Sales Co.
Crown Cork & Seal Co.
Peter Cooper Corporations
Domestic Refrigeration Co.
)ennery, C]has. Co.
Dixie Cup Co.
Eskimo Pie Corp.
Fla. Citrus Canners Coop.
Flint River Mills, Inc.
Foote & Jenks, Inc.
Filbert, W. L., Inc.
Fischman Co., The
Gadsden Feed Mills, Inc.
General Mills Inc., Miami
General Mills, Inc.. Jax.
Gulf Paper Co.
Gundlach, Geo. P., & Co.
Hatkney Bros. Body Co.
Hector Supply Co.
Howard Feed Mills, Inc.
Hudson Manufacturing Co.
Ice Cream Novelties, Inc.
Igou, W. M., Inc.
International Paper Co.
Irwin Grain Co.
Jackson Grain Co.
Jiffy Manufacturing Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Johnston, Rob't. A., Co.
Ken L. Jones, Factory Rep.
Kieckhefer Container Co.
Klenzade Products, Inc.
Kuder Pulp Sales Co.
LeRoy Foods, Inc.
Liberty Glass Co.
ice in cooperation with local organizations
or'firms sponsoring the shows. Many coun-
ties have county shows from which the best
are selected to go to the district show. The
best in the district shows go to State 4-H
show, which is the Court of Last Resort for
Florida's outstanding 4-H dairy animals.
Judging contests, showmanship contests
and fitting contests are a part of the shows.
The shows and related events serve to
give an incentive to the farm boys and
girls to raise better dairy cattle, to know
good cattle, to care for them properly and
to learn the principles and methods of
good dairying. They also teach good
sportsmanship-to--win or lose gracefully,
but always with the 4-H air "To make the
Lakcland Cash Feed Co.
I.enfestey Supply Co.
Lily Tulip Cup Corp.
Limpert Bros., Inc.
Liquid Carbonic Corp.
Lowe, Joe, Corp.
Mahoney, S. H., Extract Co.
Martino, P. C., & Co.
Maryland Baking Co.
athlieson Chemical Corpn.
Mayfair Sales Co., Inc.
Meridian Grain &F Elevator Co.
Meyer, Geo. J., Mfg. Co.
Michael, David, & Co.
Miller Mach. & Supply Co., Jax.
Miller Mach. & Supply Co., Miami
Mojonnier Bros. Co.
Morgan Sales Co.
Morris Paper Mills
Mulholland, John H., Co.
Murphy Body Works, Inc.
McKesson & Robbins, Inc.
National Pectin Products Co.
Orange State Motor Co.
Owens-Illinois Glass Co.
Pennsylvania Salt Mfg. Co.
Pfaudler Co., The
Pitt, C. NI., & Sons Co.
Pure Carbonic, Inc.
Quality Feed & Supply Co.
Ralston Purina Co., "Fampa
Ralston Purina Co., Miami
Reddi-Wip Co. of Fla.
Rex Extract Co.
Riverside Manufaccturing Co.
Smith, J. Hungerford, Co.
Sacer, C. F., Co.
Savage Arms Corporation
Sealright Co. Inc.
Security Mills of Tampa, Inc.
Security Feed & Seed Co., Miami
Smith-Lee Co., Inc.
Southern Dairy Products Journal
Spartan Grain & Mill Co., Inc.
Standard Cap & Sea'l Exp. Corpn.
Stein Hall &; Co.
Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co.
Vallosta Milling Co.
Virginia Dare Extract Co.
Vitey Laboratories, Inc.
Williamson Feed Mills
Warner-Jenkinson Mfg. Co.
Waukesha Foundry Co.
Wyandotte Chemicals Corpn.
Wholesale Brokerage Co.
X-Cel Stores, Orlando
Zipp Manufacturing Co.
Reddi-Wip in Florida
THiE REDDI-WIP Co. OF FLORIDA announce
tha this product for the Florida trade is
now made from 30% Florida cream at
their Sarasota plant.
A new product for fountain trade will
soon be in production under the name of
"Fount-Wip", according to Mr. Aaron
Block, President, with headquarters in
Jacksonville. This product, also 3o% all-
Florida cream, will be packed in stainless
steel pressure containers, Mr. Block said.
"NATURE HAS GIVEN US two ears, two eyes,
and but one tongue, to the end that we
should hear and see more than we speak."
22 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Roster of Allied Trades Members
of Florida Dairy Industry Association
Joint Committee Studies
Long Range Development Plan
For Florida Dairy Industry
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION and the
Florida Dairy Extension Department have
a joint Committee of leading Dairymen
and Dairy Specialists of Florida who are
giving careful and thorough consideration
to a sound long-range program of develop-
ment for the Florida Dairy Industry.
John G. DuPuis, Jr., of the White Belt
Dairy, Miami, and Chairman of the Dairy
Association's Past Presidents' Advisory
Committee, is Chairman of this Commit-
tee. Wilmer Bassett, Bassett's Dairy, Mon-
ticello, and 2nd Vice President of the
State Association is Vice Chairman, and
C. W. Reaves, State Extension Dairyman,
is Secretary of the Committee.
As a result of several meetings, the most
recent being September 22nd in a joint
session with the Board of Directors of the
Dairy Industry Association, the following
basic features for a sound Dairy develop-
ment program have been adopted:
i. Improvement of Herd Health.
2. Better Herd Replacements.
I. Improvement of pasture and feed
crop production to not less than 35/' of
4. Solution to seasonal milk surplus
5. Development of a better "Public
Relations" program to properly inform the
public about the Dairy Industry.
Carnahan Dairy Sold to E. L. Morgan
MRs. AL CARNAHAN has announced the
sale of the Carnahan Dairy to E. L. Mor-
gan of Arcadia. The Dairy, both produc-
State Fair Plans
Special Iays at the Florida State
Fair, scheduled for Jan. 3o-Feb. In,
include the following:
Feb. 3--Future Farmers of America
Feb 5-Gasparilla Day-invasion
of city of Jose Gaspar and Pirate
Feb. 6-Governor's Day.
Feb. 6-Coronation Ball.
Feb. County Commi'ssioners'
l)ay and their annual luncheon with
County and Home Demonstration
Agents, presidents of Florida Pure-
bred Breed Association, and others.
Feb. to-4-H Club Day.
iiig and distributing operation, is recog-
nized as one of the most modern small
Dairies in Florida. It was developed by
the late Al Carnahan, who for a number
ol years before his death in August, was
active in the work of the Florida Dairy In-
Grade A Ratings
PINEL.AS COUNTY 1)AIRIES received a top)
Grade A rating in October, according to
Ir. Robert Rothermel, director ol the
County Health Department.
Commenting on the Dairy Industry's ex-
cellent rating, Dr. Rothermel said:
"The people of Pinellas County are
fortunate in having produced, processed
and distributed to them milk and milk
products which are meeting Grade A re-
quirements. The dairy industry should
be congratulated for its active participa-
tion in the state mastitis, bangs and tuber-
culosis control programs. These pro-
grams not only assure the people of Pinel-
las County a safer, more wholesome milk.
hut also have many direct benefits to the
Too much taste makes waste.
M ANY DAIRYMEN overlook the special
requirements of dry cows for min-
erals. This is due in part to the lack of
an understanding by the dairyman of the
mineral problem in general.
High protein dairy feeds which are fed
to all dairy cows while they are producing
a large quantity of milk are usually well
supplied with mineral. These minerals
come not only from the calcium, phos-
phate, salt and trace minerals added to
high protein dairy feed by the manufac-
turer but the ingredients in the mixture
such as wheat bran, cotton seed meal, soy
bean meal, peanut oil meal also contain a
generous supply of the much needed min-
Now when a cow is dried up preliminary
to calving, these high protein feeds are
usually taken away and a low protein feed
substituted. Many times the dry cow is
put on grass and little or no mixed feed
is fed. When you bear in mind that
during the last sixty days before calving
that a cow develops two-thirds of the calf's
carcass it is not surprising that dry cows
suffer from the lack of mineral. This
deficiency can be easily eliminated by
supplying dry cows with a palatable min-
eral fed free choice in mineral boxes.
The cows will eat their requirements. The
mineral should contain at least six per
cent phosphorus. Also the state's recom-
mendation in iro, copper and cobalt.
Cottonseed meal 4d molasses added in
the proportions of five per cent each will
increase the palatability of the mixture.
Be sure this information is on the analysis
Any dealer in the State can supply you
with a mineral which meets these require-
ments. Ask your dealer for UNIVERSITY
BRAND COMPLETE RANGE MIN-
ERAL. Six per cent phosphorus with
cottonseed meal and molasses added. If
he does not have it in stock have him order
a supply from
P. O. Box 5244
VEMB E R, 1950 23
A Salute to Florida Dairymen
Here's to Florida Dairymen who have pioneered their industry into one
of the fastest growing major agricultural industries of the state.
This important phase of Florida agriculture was significant ten years
ago, when out-of-slate milk was depended upon to a large extent to fill the
dinner table and the lunch bottle for Florida boys and girls.
Not so, now. Florida dairymen have made Florida a dairy state-filling
Florida's need for milk and keeping Florida money in Florida. For the dairy-
man it has meant hard work, sacrifice, scientific knowledge, and intricate;
We salute the Florida dairymen!
-From the Florida Grower magazine, Tampa. October, 195o.
IN CITRUS PULP
BETTER THAN EVER
Four Plants to Serve You
KUDER CITRUS PULP
NATURE SWEET PULP
Manufactured by the Pioneers of the Industry engaged exclusively
in the making of Citrus Pulp for 15 Years. Sold through Feed Dealers
KUDER PULP SALES CO.
A l - -- -
devoted to the Manufacture of Quality Feeds
L Sold at Reasonable Prices
LAKELAND CASH FEED COMPANY
Manufacturers of Bingo Feeds and Mineral LAKELAND, FLA.
India Missionary Predicts Brahman
Milk-Type Cattle to Improve Fla. Herds
DR. SAM HIGGINBOTT1OM, famous mission-
ary, agriculturist and humanitarian who
distinguished himself as such in India and
who now carries on his work as an educa-
tor at Frostproof, declares that the great
development in the last two decades in
the Florida beef cattle industry has been
brought about through the use of Brah-
mans with which he worked for 40 years
in India. He predicted that the same
strides soon will be made in the Florida
"There is no reason for Florida to im-
port any of its milk as it does in winter",
he said. "With a little thought and work,
it can develop the finest dairy herds in the
"The United States Department of Ag-
riculture has just imported four Sindhi
cattle from India to its experiment farm
in Maryland, and these four bulls can well
be the most important imports that ever
entered this country.
"A cross between Sindhis and Jerseys
will do for the Florida Dairy Industry
what the Guzerats and others of 40 or more
Brahman breeds have done for its beef
livestock. We mated Sindhis and Jerseys
in India and found them excellent. We
found that that combination makes the
best and cheapest milk."
Sam Higginbottom explained that In-
dian cattle do well in this country because
of three attributes: (1) a sweat gland more
efficient than that in American breeds,
enabling the cattle to withstand sub-tropi-
cal and tropical climates; (2) a high di-
gestive efficiency that keeps them in good
condition on less food; and (3) a charac-
teristic of the skin that repels insects."
Purchases Canadian Jerseys
CLAUDE B. ROBERTS, owner of one of Flor-
ida's outstanding Jersey herds, at Conway,
Orange County, announced recently the
purchase of 34 purebred Canadian Jersey
heifers at a purchase price of S8,8oo. Dur-
ing the month of May, 1950 the Roberts
herd of 80 purebreds averaged 905 pounds
of milk each and 47.5 lbs. of butterfat to
lead the State for that month under the
Herd Improvement Register. One of Mr.
Roberts' prize Jerseys, five year old "Ob-
server Dream Viola Fern", produced i,-
132 pounds of milk and 621 pounds of
butterfat in a recently completed 29o-day
as close as your
Hundreds of commercial beef
producers use MAXCY'S RANGE
MINERAL regularly as a com-
plete, balanced mineral supple-
ment for their herds.
Dairymen, too, can profit from
the experience of Latt Maxcy on
his own herds-experience em-
bodied in the scientific com-
pounding of MAXCY'S RANGE
MINERAL and MAXCY'S CATTLE
DRENCH. Write for our folder
or ask your Eshleman dealer
for information about these
products. The MINERAL is packed
in 50 pound bags, the DRENCH
in gallons or dose-size bottles.
E. R. JOHNSTON, Manager
Tampa's Oldest Feed & Fencing Store
FEEDS, BARB WIRE, HOG FENCE, GALVANIZED
ROOFING, POULTRY FENCING, ETC.
P. O. BOX 1468 TAMPA, FLA.
EAST BROADWAY AT 33RD STREET
37 Years at this Location
Systems and Supplies
Favors Uniform Georgia-Florida
DR. T. F. SELLERS of Atlanta, State Health
Officer for Georgia, did some plain talk-
ing regarding duplicating and unnece's-
sary inspections and regulations in the
Dairy Industry and other food industries
in an address before the Annual Meeting
of the Florida Public Health Association
in St. Petersburg, October 7th.
Dr. Sellers told delegates that many of
Georgia's problem's parallel those found
in Florida, and suggested an exchange of
information for mutual benefit.
He also urged that milk and food han-
dlers are being regulated to death, and
suggested consolidating some inspections
to eliminate the disease of "inspectionitis"
which frequently handicaps trade.
Frozen Milk Concentrate
Company Organized in Miami
ORGANIZATION of the Milk Concentrate
Corporation of Miami for the purpose of
manufacturing and marketing a fresh milk
concentrate, was recently announced in
Miami. The new process, which has been
widely discussed in the Dairy Industry for
some time, is said to reduce milk to one-
fourth of its original volume by removing
three-fourths of the water content. The
frozen concentrate is made back into whole
sweet milk by adding water. It is said
that the reconstituted milk will keep fresh
in an ordinary electric refrigerator for
more than three weeks.
Welcome Back to Florida
THE FLORIDA Dairy Industry welcomes A.
E. (Jack) Johnson back to Florida from
Houston, Texas, where he has served as
Plant Manager for Foremost Dairies since
his removal from Florida several years
ago. Foremost has brought Jack back to
Jacksonville as Foremost's Jacksonville
manager. Jack is a former Director and
Treasurer of the Florida Dairy Industry
A Tragedy in Dairying
Write Belt Dairy Farms, Miami, Septem-
ber 12th, when 19 fine dairy cows were
electrocuted by a fallen power line. Light-
ning struck the power line, cutting the
wire which fell upon the herd in the White
Belt Dairy pasture. A number of the cows
were some of the Dairy's choice "White
Belt" cows. The loss was estimated at
New Frostproof Plant
A CANNED WHIP CREAM PLANT is soon to
be installed at Frostproof by L. F. Green,
recently moved to Florida from Minne-
sota, according to a recent announcement
of the Polk County Democrat.
For Better Beef
GROW BETTER GRASS
Use time tested
F OR E
jifjy Insulated Bags and Liners
Box 5463 Five Points Station
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Fertilize Your Pasture
(A ny Analysis You Need)
Lime, Dolomite or
We can obtain these materials for
you in any quantity needed.
WE CONTRACT BY THE JOB
See us for free estimates and soil test.
W. E. Avant
607 N. Evelyn Ave. Phone 33444
VEMBER, 1950 25
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Dear Mr. Lay:
Your letter of October 17, 1950 with refer-
ence to "The Florida Dairy News" was re-
ceived and read with a great amount of in-
You are to be congratulated on your plans
for this publication and we feel certain that
it will serve a very useful purpose.
J. E. GRAY, President
Florida Feed Dealers Association
I feel that such a publication as the "Flor-
ida Dairy News" is another milestone in the
advancement of the Dairy Industry in Florida.
The common understanding which can and
will be promoted by information made avail-
able to all members of the Dairy Industry in
Florida by this means will do much to pro-
mote the well being of the whole industry. I
am very glad to see this publication become a
SAM O. NOLES, Milk
Consultant State Board of Health
Dear E. T.:
Thank you very much for your letter en-
closing resolution adopted by the Florida
Dairy Industry at both your 1950 Annual
Meeting and Convention held in Palm Beach.
June 6, 7, 8, and your 1950 Annual Dairy
Field Day meeting held at the University of
Florida, July 20 and 21, 1950. Your thought-
fulness in sending this to me is appreciated.
With kind regards and best wishes.
This will acknowledge receipt of your let-
ter enclosing resolution from the 1950 An-
nual Meeting and Convention held in Palm
Beach, June 6-8, and your Annual Dairy Field
Day Meeting at Gainesville, July 20-21. 1950,
in reference to appreciation to Governor War-
ren and other members of the Cabinet for
our cooperation with the Dairy Industry by
providing facilities at the University for Dairy
Farm Research. I am sure the Governor and
every member of the Cabinet appreciates the
dairymen's consideration and thoughtfulness.
With kindest regards and best wishes.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Just a word to express my appreciation for
the honors conferred on me last Friday by the
Florida Dairy Industry Association and the
University of Florida.
I don't know who is responsible for start-
ing this, but whoever it was I want to let them
know I appreciate it very much.
JOHN M. SCOTT
Chief Dairy Supervisor State Dept.
We hasten to offer congratulations upon
your announcement of the first issue of the
Dairy Association's publication, THE FLORIDA
We believe that this medium will work
much good for all the members of this fine
organization in keeping them advised of what
is going on in the Industry, as well as within
the Association. Having been closely associat-
ed with the Dairy Industry these many years
and in view of the wonderful progress it has
made in this state, particularly in the last
ten years, leads us to expect greater advance-
ment for the future Such progress has not
and will not come easily. No industrial group
do we know of that is more deserving than
the Florida Dairymen who produce and dis-
tribute Florida's finest health food, Florida's
Dairy and Ice Cream Products.
Very sincerely yours,
VAI. A. LEE, President
Miller Machinery & Supply Co.
Pine Trees and Dairy Pasture
Dear Mr. Lay:
We have done a great deal of work on for-
age crops and flat woods over a number of
years, and you might be interested in some of
We have a big problem in front of us, and
no individual, or any one group will solve it,
and that is fitting the right plants to the
right soil, and where necessary balance those
soils, where there arc deficiencies in minerals.
When we do this, and put in permanent pas-
tures we will increase our food production
from the soil and at the same time increase
the soil fertility. You will find out some-
thing else as you go along, and that is that
your better pastures are where you leave a
reasonable number of pine trees. If you and
members of the Association care to see this,
an) time you are in Gainesville, I will be
glad to take you out and show you our work.
It will only take about thirty minutes of your
I think your organization is doing a splen-
did job, and I wish you continued success.
B. F. WI.I.IAMSON
Ought to be Just Right
A YOUNG WOMAN whose expensively mod-
ish attire bespoke of wealth entered a
The eager clerk with visions of a
large order, patiently put in a strenu-
ous hour showing her various rolls of
linoleum in his stock. At last he was
obliged to report apologetically:
"I'm extremely sorry, but that is all
the linoleum we have in stock here,
but if you could wait I could get some
pieces from the factory, can you call
"Yes, I'll do that," the young woman
agreed. "Do try and find me some-
thing with a very small design, some-
thing suitable for putting in the bottom
of a bird cage."
"May I express
to my many
of the Florida
26 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
dollar for dollar .
pound for pound
best feeding buy
F0 N000 0 00B00 E 100
FOR NOVEMBER, 1950 25
More Mik Pi uetion
Yes, practical dairymen in Florida and throughout the United States have proven conclusively that you get
more milk production at lower costs when you feed Florida citrus pulp.
1his concentrated carbohydrate feed is extremely high in TDN. Florida citrus pulp is mildly laxative
and imparts a sleek appearance to the cow, giving them a glossier coat ol hair The fiber content is extremely
low and it contains factors which stimulate milk production that imparts no unnatural flavor to the milk.
Dried Citrus Pulp produced in Florida contains important minerals-calcium, magnesium, phosphate, iron,
copper, zinc, and manganese, essential in milk production and
A bulky feed which keeps well in storage, Florida Citrus
Pulp is available the year 'round. This pulp can be fed either
wet or dry but because it is more convenient, sanitary and requires
less labor it is suggested that it be fed in the dry form.
Citrus Molasses Available Too
Citrus Molasses, an excellent conditioning feed, is also avail-
able year 'round. It is mildly laxative but will not cause scouring.
Like citrus pulp, citrus molasses produces a glossier coat of hair.
It stimulates appetite and, like pulp, it is a highly concentrated
For further details, consult y our dealer or write direct to Citrus
Processors Ass'n., Box 188-C, Lakeland, Florida. This association, conm-
posed of manufacturers of Florida citrus pulp and Florida citrus
molasses, will be happy to assist you in your feeding problenis.