4. MILKING COWS
In her third lactation, the
cow at right is typical of the
Benson milking herd, which
records a production cost of
"considerably less" than the
average of 37 dairies in the
Dade Broward Palm Beach
county area. Benson's I'uri-i
na-fed herd was lowest of al
in production cost.
Good pasture and a little
balanced Purina feed daily
produce big, high-producing
heifers. "Pat"-just out of
the picture at right-is ex-
pected to weigh 750 pounds
when Benson breeds her at
14 months of age. His big
heifers, bred early, calve 4 to
6 months ahead of most heif-
ers in Florida, so make more
1. DRY COWS
Benson's Dairy AT DELRAY BEACH
GETS 143.04 POUNDS OF MILK
PER CWT. FEED ON PURINA PROGRAM
The Benson family has been producing milk com-
mercially for Florida's "Gold Coast" ever since 1921
when Harry Benson started dairying at Delray Beach.
Now operated by his son, Lloyd Benson, the dairy em-
braces 160 acres of improved pasture featuring Pangola
and Bermuda grasses.
Benson is now on the Purina program for his third
year. His records show that 113 cows produced an
average of 22.2 pounds of milk daily per cow from an
average of 7.52 pounds of Purina and 8 pounds of
roughage. That gives him an average of 300 pounds
of milk per 1oo pounds of Purina.
"We are one hundred percent satisfied with results
of the Purina Program," Benson says.
RALSTON PURINA COMPANY
MIAMI TAMPA 'URAN
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1. DRY COWS
Build your dry cows up for
easy calving and more milk
next time by doing as Llovd
Benson does-feeding on the
Purina program. The cow
illustrated at left was due to
calve in three weeks when
the picture was made late in
Lloyd Benson says he used to
think he couldn't raise calves
economically but under the
Purina program he is con-
vinced otherwise. The calf
at left, 2 days old when pho-
tographed, was started off on
Purina. Typical Benson
calves at 4 months weigh up
to 386 pounds, and the
average feed cost at four
months is ..; .s'
Florida Dairy News Birthday
THE FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS is celebrating a birthday. It is one year old.
Like all youngsters, it is trying hard to grow up. A little more than a year
ago the idea of a publication sponsored by and representing the Florida
dairy industry, was but a dream in the minds of the directors of the Florida
Dairy Industry Association.
They believed there was a need for such a medium for keeping those
of the dairy industry, and all those interested in it, better informed of the
many activities and events within and relating to the industry as well as
for disseminating, helpful information. It was to this objective that THE
FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS was dedicated in November, 1950.
The Advisory Committee and the Editor wish to express sincere ap-
preciation to all who, by encouragement or by action, have helped to make
possible the first successful year for THE FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS.
We are pleased to announce that THE DAIRY NEWS will be out month-
ly instead of bi-monthly, beginning with the January issue.
Florida Host to Conventions of Dairy and Allied Groups
THE 1951 Fall Convention Season has focused important national and in-
ternational attention to Florida and the Florida Dairy Industry.
Both the National Association of Sanitarians and the International
Association of Milk Control Agencies have held recent Annual Conven-
tions in Miami.
The Southern Association of Ice Cream Manufacturers, one of the
Dairy Industry's largest convention groups, has just completed its 1951
annual session in St. Petersburg.
Members of the Florida Dairy Industry are doing a real service to the
State by their zeal in inviting these conventions to the Sunshine State and
through their cooperation in entertaining those who come.
It is of interest to note that Florida Milk and Ice Cream furnished in
abundance at these conventions rivals the popularity of Florida's glorious
The Dairy Bar should be more in evidence at all conventions.
A Christmas Message
S Just as the star of Eastern skies
\ Shone down in wondrous light
STo guide the wise men from afar
That first glad Christmas night,
So may God's love forever be
CA guiding light for you
SThat leads the way to happiness
Each day your lifetime through.
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E. T. LAY, Editor
Official Publication of
Florida Dairy Industry Ass'n
THEO DATSON, President
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Florida Guernsey Cattle Club
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Florida Dairy News
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Florida Dairy Industry Associa-
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VERNON GRAVES, Limona
C. RAY JOHNSON, St. Petersburg
GEORGE F. JOHNSON, West Palm Beach
LASKEY FOSTER, Cotonment
WILMER BASSEIr, Monticello
FREEMAN HALES, Opa Locka
HERMAN BURNErT, Bradenton
J. N. McARTHUR, Miami
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THEO DATSON, Orlando
L. S. ROBINSON, Jacksonville
GORDON NIELSEN, West Palm Beach
W. J. BARRITT, JR., Tampa
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O. L. BonB, President "Alligator Club"
SAM SOLOMON, SR., Honorary Director
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The Principles of America
Fourth in a series from "Primer For Americans" by Sigurd S. .arnmon. Complete hound roly will ibe
mailed upon request to "Florida Dairy New's"
THROUGHOUT OUR history, Americans have believed that every person has certain rights
and duties and responsibilities. Those things that people believe are called principles.
Principles that are Patterns of Behavior
Many of our principles of individual
But we have other beliefs, other general
rules of action and conduct that have
grown to the status of principles. They
have stood the test of time. They have
worked. They have become a basic part
of the way we live and of the way we
look at things.
These principles, too, are foundations
of Americanism. They are as true, if not
more true, today than they were in 1850
or in 1750.
If America stays free, they will still hold
true in 2050.
r. Every man shall be judged by his own
record. A man's family background, his
race or his religion, is not as important as
what that man himself can do, for Ameri-
cans believe a man must stand on his own
2. Every man is free to achieve as much
as he can. We believe that where any
boy may become President, where any
man may achieve greatness, there is the
Prcatest incentive for every man to do his
3. To achieve anything, a man should be
willing to work. Americans have always
known that "you don't get something for
nothing," that to get anything takes a will-
ingness to work and to work hard.
4. Achievement also depends upon the
ability to do a good job. Add to "willing-
ness to work" the ability to produce results
and the combination is the basis for most
individual achievement in our country.
5. Every man has the right to a fair
share of the results of his work and his
ability. Because of this belief, America
has not only produced more goods, but
they have been more fairly and more wide-
ly shared by more people than in any
6. Security is the ability of a man to pro-
vide for himself. The only true security
for any individual is the opportunity, the
ability, and the determination to work
and plan and save for his own present
and future. Self-reliance is vital to in-
dividual independence and personal free-
dom. No man can be "proud and free"
who depends on others for his security.
7. When an individual cannot provide
his own security, the responsibility should
be assumed by others. We believe that no
one should starve, or be without adequate
clothing and shelter, so those who have
more than their basic needs share the res-
ponsibility of providing the essentials of
security for those who need help.
8. Every individual must deal fairly
with other individuals. Honesty, fairness,
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freedom and equality are guaranteed to us
Ste Price of fiberts
is Eternal Uigilance
EOPLE do no have to
be conquered by an
army to lose their freedom.
It can slip away-painlessly
-through mistrust and hate
and surrender of their rights.
Freedom can be traded for
of a better life-without
working for it. It can disap-
pear 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
everything we think, say,
and personal integrity are virtues that
help free and independent individuals
get along with each other without losing
9. Fair ac d free competition is a good
thing. Americans have always believed
that competition among individuals or
groups encourages greater effort which in
turn brings greater benefits to all.
to. Cooperation among individuals is vi-
tally important. General Eisenhower has
said: "'The freedom to compete vigorously
accompanied by the readiness to cooperate
wholeheartedly for the performance of
community and national functions, to-
gether make our system the most produc-
tive on earth."
There are those who would chip away
our confidence so that their special brand
of tyranny might creep into America.
They must not succeed. So, let us ask
of every plan, or act, or idea ...Is It With
or Against The Principles of America?
THE Handbook on Pesticides and Their
Uses In Florida Agriculture, which was
issued in 1949, has been revised recently.
This compilation is a result of coopera-
tive effort of an industry committee com-
posed of representatives of numerous or-
ganizations in the State and personnel of
the Agricultural Experiment Station and
Copies may be obtained by sending your
request to the Director, Agricultural Ex-
tension Service, Gainesville, Florida.
Guernsey Cow Brings Record $2750 at Lake
Worth Sale; 53 Average $546 at Largo
BOUTWELL'S DAIRY at Lake Worth and the
Pinellas County Fairgrounds at Largo
were scenes of auction sales of registered
Guernseys on November 7 and 9. The
sales were sponsored by the Florida Guern-
sey Cattle club.
Feature of the three sales was the top
selling cow at the Largo Guernsey sale,
Valkyrie Vita Lure Verette, which sold to
Boutwell Dairy, Inc., of Lake Worth for
82750 to establish the record of being the
highest priced dairy cow sold at public
auction in Florida. Cow was consigned
by Valkyrie Farm at Enka, N. C.
Florida East Coast Guernsey sale saw
34 head sell for a total $14,915 and aver-
age $438.67. Top selling female was Lake-
mont Valiant Kitty, consigned by Lake-
mont Dairy and purchased by Boutwell
Animals sold at Lake Worth, with
buyers and prices paid, are as follows:
Jenwell Glamour 5175 Henry Ierry, Hollywood;
Jenwell S. (.herry $2(i0 Jose R. Cabezas, Havana; Old
Timbers Midge S600 Carroll Ward & Son, Winter
Park; Bray's Island P'olly $500 Ward; Bray's Island
Pollyann $410 DI)es-el's Dairy Farm, Miami;
Clear Springs Gracetta $530 Ward; Clear Springs
Majesty's Rocket $305 Pinellas County Home; Cone's
Special Bloom $360 Ward; Dinsmore Noble Blanch-
ette $750 Boutwell; Dinsmore Noble Jonquil $530
John Sargeant, Lakeland; Eskdale Lad's Harriett
$545 Ward; Eskdale Maxim Noah's Valor S405 V.
B. Melear, Lake Worth; Croasdaile Diamond Rose-
bud $250 Billy Boyd, Miami; Garden Creek Maid
$245 Richardn C. )ressel, Miami; Giplpv )on Nina
$235 Gene Mann, Largo; Nejas(o Francis' Betty
$700 Dr. Roberto Parajon, Havana; Brookberry
Poser $300 Rarmon Cuevas, Havana;
LaViDa Noble Larry $400 Hall & Boyd, Miami;
Maegeo Valorous Salior Boy $305 Henry Perry, Holly-
wood; Maegeo D. Lucy $710, Dr. Parajon; Maegeo
Maxim's Zenith $510 Dr. Parajon; Milton Farms
Glamour's Adelaide $340 Jewell E. Waldrep, Holly-
wood; Milton Farms Harry's Barbara $385 W. P.
Waldrep, Hollywood; Milton Farms Harry's Butter-
fly $265 George L. Gordon, Miami;
Milton Farms M. Glamour's Ava $455, \Valdrep;
Pleasant View Ace's Foreman $465 John C. Hall,
.lewiston; Pleasant View Fern Bright S265 Perry;
Pleasant View Mayme $700 Dr. Parajon; Riegeldale
Conqueror's Artiste $375 0. P. Register, South Bay;
Riegeldale Emory's Benita $640 Waldrep; Riegeldale
Maximost Flower $420 R. R. Jennings, Jacksonville;
Lakemont Maxim's Victor $310 Melear; Lakemont
Prince's Laurie $460 Sargeant; Lakemont Valiant
Kitty $810 Boutwell's Dairy, Inc., Lake Worth.
53 Head Average $546
At Largo Sale
53 head of registered Guernseys sold at
the thirteenth annual Florida Guernsey
sale at Largo for a total S28,975 and aver-
aged $546.69. K. P. Detjen of Hollywood
bought the high selling bull for S790 from
Brookberry Farm, Winston-Salem, N. C.
Bull was named Brookberry Jester. Para-
jon was the largest buyer at Largo, buying
iI animals for a total outlay of $6,305.
Females sold, with purchasers and prices
paid, by consignors, were as follows:
Belmont Vew Farm (A. B. Slagle) Franklin, N.
C.-Belmont View Brilliant's Buena $455 Carroll L.
Ward & Son, Winter Park; Belmont View Primer's
Fancy $290 Dr. Roberto E. Parajon, Havana; Fash-
(Continued on page 6)
The Cover Illustration
Dairy sales took the limelight in Florida during November, and top selling
animals in the Guernsey and Jersey breeds occupy The Dairy News' front
cover for December. Top pictures are the top selling cows, lower pictures
are the top selling bulls. In left tier is the Guernsey cow from Valykrie Farm,
Enka, N. C., who sold at a record price of $2750 with (behind, from left) Dr
Roberto E. Parajon of Havana, contending bidder, Earl Jensen, George H
Boutwell and IV. A. Boutwell of Boutwell's Dairy, successful bidders, Lake
Worth; Lower picture shows the top Guernsey bull ($760) with Buyer K. P
Ketjen of Hollywood. Right tier shows the high selling Jersey cow at Bartow
with Owner J. K. Stuart of Bartow, Polk County Agnet Paul Hayman, and
T. W. Sparks, Stuart manager; and in lower panel the top Jersey bull with
Buyer Wallace Stevens of Davie and Consignor Walter Welkener of Jackson-
ville. (At left is Miss Geeke Van Kuyk of Zandvoort, Holland.)
34 Jerseys Gross $14,920 at
State Sale Held in Bartow
THE TWELFTH annual Florida Jersey Cattle
Club state sale saw Biltmore Gem 7uly,
consigned by J. K. Stuart of Bartow sell to
the Polk County Board of Commissioners
at $67o to top the list as 31 females and
three bulls averaged S439.10 under the
gavel of Auctioneer Tom McCord.
Laurence Gardiner of Memphis read
pedigrees for the auction, held in the
Bartow State Livestock Pavilion, Novem-
Walter Welkener of Jacksonville con-
signed the top selling bull, X. Standard
Ivy Pompey, who went at S.445 to Wallace
Stevens of Fort Lauderdale.
During the afternoon prior to the sale
the annual meeting of association menm-
bers and directors was held, followed by
the annual banquet in John's Restaurant.
J. K. Stuart succeeds himself as presi-
dent and other officers include Frank De-
Bord, Quincy, vice president; F. E. Baetz-
man, Orlando, secretary-treasurer; and the
following directors: M. A. Schack, Green-
wood; W. J. Nolan, Sr., Jacksonville; Dr.
R. B. Becker, Florida Experiment Station,
Gainesville; W. J. Showerman, Enterprise;
M. T. Crutchfield, Altha; A. T. Alvarez,
Jacksonville; C. B. Skinner, Jacksonville;
George Sixma, Lake Helen; and Guy
Wachtstetter, Delray Beach.
Commendation was given to tie sale
committee consisting of W. J. Nolan, Jr.,
of Jacksonville, Welkener, Wachtstetter,
L. V. Minear of Jupiter, DeBord and C.
W. Reaves, extension dairyman of Gaines-
Florida Jersey Cattle Club Trophy for
highest butterfat record cow of previous
year and rotated for past ten years was
Best fitted cow at the Jersey sale in Bar-
tow is shown above with I. V. Minear of
Pennock Plantation, Jupiter.
awarded permanently to the herd which
won it the most times during the ten years
-Mr. and Mrs. Walter Welkener of Holly
Hill Dairy, Jacksonville.
Trophy award to highest butterfat re-
cord cow during 1950 to D k B Victor
Baby Hilda 1314665 owned by Florida
School for the Deaf and Blind of St.
Augustine (J. J. Smith, manager) on her
Medal of Merit record of 15,392 pounds
of milk with 5.5 percent and 851 pounds
of butterfat on 65 days, two times a day
Trophy award to owner of herd compil-
ing highest herd average production in
1950 went to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wel-
kener on Herd Improvment Registry
record of 9280 pounds milk, 5.4 percent,
504 pounds butterfat per cow.
In addition, Pennock Plantation re-
ceived the silver cup for the best fitted
animal in the sale.
Largest Jersey buyer was Charles T.
Walker of Barnesville, Ga., buying nine
Jersey females for a total outlay of $3960.
FOR DECEMBER, 1951 5
Second largest buyer was F. D. Magill ol
Grand Crossing with five animals pur-
chased for $265o.
Females sold, with buyers and prices,
listed by consignors, are as follows:
Alvarez, A. T., Jacksonville-Pinn Bas Check Dot
of D H. $590 Clay County Farms, Middleburg; Ad-
vancer Charmer Patty $460 Charles T. Walker,
Brady, Joseph L., Winter Park-Aristmate Design
DeBord, Frank L., & Son, Quincy-Chipola Miss
Eminent $255 Ray A. Kincaid, Lake Wales;
Royal Louise Ruth $425 Walker;
Kendrick, Linda, Bartow-Dandy's Sparkling
Treva $280 J. K. Stuart, Bartow;
Alpine Dairy Farm, Jacksonville-Stan Beatrice
$630 B. W. Judge, Orlando; Stan Strawberry $205
Foster; Brampton B. P. Beulah $595 Walker;
Beesley, A. A. Watrace, Tenn.-Favorite Rosine
Countess $450 DuPont Magill, Grand Crossing;
Pennock Plantation, Jupiter-Onyx Noble Ivy
$560 Judge; Gold Standard Bon Ton $600 Stuart;
IEduator's Madge $540 Magill; Royal's Muriel $530
Board of Commissioners, Polk County-Observer
Design Gilda $430 Walker;
Sixma, George C., Lake Helen-Observer Dreaming
Molly $315 Walker; Louis Lady Fox $470 Walker;
Ceasar Volunteer Goldie S200 A. B. Foster, Seffner;
Observer Sparkling Souvenir S435 Walker; Louis
Onyx Sparkle $480 Walker;
Stuart, J. K., Bartow-Biltmore Stanfauvic Lily
$375 Board of Commissioners, Polk County; Biltmore
Gem Beulah $570 Polk County; Biltmore Gen July
$670 Polk County; Biltmore Gem Sabina $570 Polk
Thornhill, Paul M-Golden Son's Melody $480
Clay County Farms;
Welkener, Walter, Jacksonville-Observer Design
Bridget $350 L. S. Harris, Bartow; X. Standard Ivy
Claudia $600 Fairglade Jersey Dairy, Orlando;
Skinner's Dairy, Jacksonville-Design G 1 o w
Theresa $570 Magill; Xenia Design Julia $560 Magill.
Bulls sold as follows:
Alpine Dairy Farm-unnamed bull $230 Roy Per-
Pennock Plantation-Observer Onyx Successor
Welkener, Walter-X. Standard Ivy Pompey $445
Wallace Stevens, Fort Lauderdale.
(Continued from page 5)
ion's Thelma $750 Ward;
lien-Bow Farm, Paul H. Bennett, Quitman, Ga.-
Ben-Bow G. C. Dimple $560 Ward;
Bodden's Dairy Farm, Dinsmore-Dinsmore Max-
most Kalmia $445 Arnold and Mildred Higgins,
Largo; Juryman Maxmost Falia $625 John B. Sar-
Boutwell's Dairy, Inc., Lake Worth-Vision of
Welcome Stock Farm $650 R. R. Jennings, Jackson-
Brays Island Plantation, Inc., Yemassee, S. C.-
Brays Islands Majesty's Gloria $500 Dinsmore Dairy
Co., Dinsmore; Brays Island Snowdrop $520 Dr.
Brookberry Farm, Winston-Salem, N. C.-Brook-
berry Princess Dinah $425 Henry Lohse Co., St.
Petersburg; Two Brooks Maiden S484 Higgins;
Cone's Dairy Farm, Plant City-Clear View's Emory
Goldyann $430 Higgins; Cone's Cavalier Rosebud
$250 Miami Kiwanis Club; Crow, Robert, Dulnedin
-Pinellas Golden Phlox $300 Elmer E. M. Stebbins,
Dinsmore Farms, Dinsmore-Dinsmore Garfield
Justine $860 Jennings; Dinsmore No Max Lola $700
Edisto Farms, Denmark, S. C.-Edisto Farms
Florrie Mac $580 W. P. Waldrep, Hollywood; Edisto
Farm's Mabelle $700 Lohse;
Eskdale Farms, Tryon, N. C.-Zimalcrest Noble
Polly $425 Lolse;
Gippy Plantation, Monck's Corner, S. C.-Gippy
Chief's Nancy $605 Higgins; Gippy Don Abbie $550
Haselton, Thomas O., Lake View Dairy Farm,
Eustis-LaVil)a Knight's Golden Rose $400 Ward;
Knight, Clarence 0., Guilford College, N. C.-
Knightdale No Max Beulah S420 H. R. Bishop,
Holly Hill; Knightdale R. I. Cora $510 Higgins;
Milton Farms (F. E. Lykes), Arden, N. C.-
Milton Farms Anita $500 Waldrep; Milton Farms
Harry's Belva $260 Miami Kiwanis Club; Milton
Marianna, Callahan and
Tallahasee Show Dairy Cattle
Upper panel shows champion Guernsey
and Jersey individuals at the Nassau
county fair shown by Dinsmore Dairy of
Dinsmore and Page Dairy of Yulee, res-
pectively. Winners at Marianna are
shown in the lower panel, Milton Pittman
of Greenwood with reserve, and Clyde
Crutchfield of Greenwood with the cham-
Farms Topaz $430 Lohse; Milton Farms Turtle Dove
Nejasco Farm, Dr. Grady N. Coker, Canton, Ga.-
Belmont View Ned's Butterball S560 Waldrep;
Brookberry Bridesmaid $425 Lohse; Nejasco Dods-
worth Jane S280 W. D. Gunter, Live Oak;
Parker's Guernsey Farm, Dublin, Ga.-Highland-
er's Charm $430 Dr. Parajon; Privateer's Actor's
Lula $400 L. H. Sellers, St. Petersburg;
Quait Roost Farm, Gcofge Watts Hill, Rougemont,
N. C.--Rauyne Noble VI $850 Dr. Parajon; Wake-
field Lucky Ruth $610 Dr. Parajon;
Riegeldale Farm, Trion, Ga.-Riegeldale Ben's
Daisy $400 Jennings; Riegeldale Maxim's Sandra
$500 l'arajon; Riegeldale Max's Birdie $455 Gunter;
Sargeant Farms, Lakeland-Sargeant Farms Etn-
dowers Ester $420 Paul M. Hood, St. Petersburg;
Sellers Guernsey Farm, St. Petersburg-Sellers
Farm K. Coquette $305 Dr. Parajon;
Shoal Falls Farm, Hendersonville, N. C.-Nejasco
Meteor Geranium $275 Hood; Shoal Falls Golden
Pat S650 Dr. Parajon;
Smithmont Farm, Murphy, N. C.-Smithmont
Peer's Cleo S580 Jennings; Smithmont Peer's Maggie
$470 Robert L. Johnson, Pinellas Park;
Valkrie Farm, Enka, S. C.-Valkyrie Vita Verette
$2750 Boutwell's Dairy, Lake Worth;
Southern Dairies, Inc., Fnka, S. C.-Inspirator's
Queen Asia $1000 Dr. Parajon;
Ward, Carroll L. & Son, Lakemont Dairy, Winter
Park-Lakemont Judy's Fancy $625 Sargeant; Lake-
mont Prince's Laura $565 Sargecant;
Arlo Farms, Greensboro, N. C.-K. C. B. Eva's
Gloria $315 Hood; Grapclown L. Judith $510 C.
E. Donegan, Largo;
Bulls sold as follows:
Brookberry Farmn-Brookberry Jester $790 K. P.
Milton Farms-Milton Farms Milton's Cupid $225
Elmer M. Stebbins, Lakeland;
Quail Roost Farms-Quail Roost Ray Champ $575
THE BIG explosion out on the Charles Bull
farm was the result of feeding "Lay or
Bust Chicken Mash" to one of the roosters.
DAIRY CATTLE were shown at county fairs
at Marianna, Callahan and Tallahassee
along with swine and beef cattle.
Improved facilities and larger entry lists
characterized the West Florida Fair and
Livestock Show at Marianna, Oct. 22-29,
the Nassau County Fair at Callahan, Oct.
25-27 and the North Florida Fair in Tal-
lahassee, Oct. go-Nov. 3.
Judging of dairy breeds at all three
shows was by Extension Dairyman C. W.
Reaves of Gainesville.
Clyde Crutchlield of Greenwood ex-
hibited the champion dairy female at
Marianna while at Callahan David Page
of Yulee showed the champion Jersey and
Dinsmore Dairy of Dinsmore showed the
champion Guernsey. No dairy champions
were picked at Tallahassee.
Dairy winners at the three fairs were as
West Florida Fair
Dairy Females-Senior Heifers, Blues to Cruchfield
(champion); Milton Pittman, Greenwood (reserve
champion); Red to Edwin Taylor, Marianna; White
to Stanley Pittman; Junior Heifers, Blues to Cruch-
field; James Hart, Bascom; Billy Phillips, Marianna;
Milton Pittman; Reds to Barney Baxley, Marianna;
Bill Oswald, Graceville; Jeff Crawford, Marianna;
Whites to Calvin Crawford, Marianna; George Ta-
tuim, Graceville; Phillips;
Nassau County Fair
Jersey Females-Senior, David Page (champion);
John Page, Yulee; 4-H Senior, David Page; Patricia
Ellis, Callahan; 4-H Heifers, David Page; David
Page; Joe Flood, Yulee; Calves, Joln Page, David
Page; 4-H Calves, David Page;
Guernsey Females-Over 2, Dinsmore (champion);
Dinsmore; Dinsmore; Under 1, Dinsmore; Dinsmore;
Grade Dairy Females-Charles Chason, Dinsmore;
North Florida Far
Dairy Females-Cows, S. H. Solomon, Quincy (J);
T. H. Jackson, Tallahassee (J); II. L. Bradshaw,
Tallahassee (G); J. B. Barry, Tallahassee (G); Sen-
ior Heifers, Barry (H); Ed Neal Lowry, Tallahassee
(G); Barry (H); Barry (H); Junior Heifers, Jimmy
Clark, Quincy (J); Sarah Fletcher, Greensboro (J);
Barry (J); J. R. Cavanaugh, Tallahassee (H);
Dairy Bulls-Senior, Lowry (G); Junior, 0. C.
Funk, Tallahassee (J); Leon Roberts, Tallahassee
(J); John Davis, Tallahassee (J);
WAITER: "Looks like rain, sir."
AUGUST: "It certainly does. But I asked
Jerseys to Sell
Marianna April 5
THE ANNUAL spring promotional sale
of the Florida Jersey Cattle Club
will be held in Marianna April 5,
1952, according to plans perfected at
the Bartow meeting. Announced in
Marianna by County Agent W. W.
Glenn, the plans will afford an op-
portunity for dairymen in western
Florida to improve their herds
through the purchase of individuals
from the state's leading registered
6 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Volusia County Agricultural Agent is Leader in Dairy Development
A Tribute to William J. Platt
WVIIEN IT Conies to progressiveness, Volusia
County dairymen are about as far up front
as any in Florida. They were among the
first in the state to recognize-and do
something about-organizing a dairy de-
velopment program. Calling for improv-
ing herds by better breeding and better
feeding, the program has made rapid
gains, especially since World War II.
In 1949-50 dairy cattle in Volusia
County were estimated at 4,500 head. But
by early this year
.,kc dipping and reduced
dropped the total
.. i number to 3,600
*head. High bee
prices were a strong
invitation to cull out
low p r o d u c e r s in
dairy herds. How-
PLATT ever, with the breed-
ing of more than
1,100oo cows in the artificial breeding pro-
gram this year, the addition of new ani-
mals and future herd replacements, next
year the total dairy population is expected
to reach close to 5,00o in the county's 31
An evidence of their leadership is
found in tie fact that the Pioneer Dairy
Herd Improvement Association, oldest in
the state, is centered in Volusia County.
Dean Nims, probably the state's senior
testing supervisor, is given credit for its
growth and expansion after the war. The
association, as do DHIAs everywhere, en-
abled its members to check on their cows
and eliminate the poor producers and
feed the good producers to advantage.
As it grew the Pioneer DHIA provided
the nucleus around which another testing
association was built, but even so it has
expanded along the East Coast until it
now employs two full-time supervisors.
One thousand Volusia County cows from
i herds of Jerseys, Guernseys and Ayr-
shires are on test. The DHIA work has
helped prove a number of bulls in the
county. Several dairymen have registered
herds in the program, including George
Sixma, Florida Methodist Children's
Home, Hubert Jacobs, N. W. Green and
Artificial breeding work in the county
began November 15, 1949 and there are
now 29 dairies breeding over 1,ioo cows
a year by this method. Better animals are
now growing for the herds in the county.
Before the aritficial breeding associa-
tion was organized, only four or five Vo-
lusia dairymen-with registered herds-
raised replacements. This year more than
2o reported growing out heifers for herd
replacements. In 195o over 500 heifers
sired by bulls in the Artificial Breeding
Association or in registered herds main-
taining their own bulls were raised for re-
Fred E. Baetzman, now Orange County
Agent and Secretary of the Florida Jersey
Breeders Association at Orlando, was
County Agent in Volusia from October 16,
1935, to September 30, 1946, and greatly
encouraged dairy progress during that
time. William J. Platt, Volusia County
Agent who has continued working with
the County's progressive dairymen, suc-
ceeded Baetzman on November i, 1946.
Bill Platt, considered one of Florida's
leading County Farm Advisors, is well-
qualified by both training and experience
to assist Volusia County's dairy industry
in continued development.
He won both an A.B. degree in Ani-
mal Husbandry and an M.S.A. degree in
Animal Nutrition at the University of
Florida. He served twelve years as County
Agent of Sumter County, five years in
World War 11 as a Captain of Artillery,
three years of which were overseas. He
was awarded the Bronze Star, Seven Cam-
paign Stars and Invasion Arrow.
Bill's wife and three boys, 9, 5, and 2,
show their interest in the Dairy Industry
through their participation in 4-H Club
In addition to their progress in herd
improvement and breeding, Volusia dairy-
men have made vast strides forward in pas-
ture development. Five years ago they
averaged five cows for every acre of im-
proved pastures on their farms. Last year
they averaged an acre of improved per-
manent pasture for every cow and by the
end of 1951 probably will have two acres
for each cow.
Among the grasses the Bahias-Pensa-
cola for low ground and common for high
ground-have proved most popular and
successful. Pangola and Coastal Bermuda
are gaining in acreage.
Demonstrations have shown the value of
clovers and County Agent Platt reports
the total clover acreage over-seeded on per-
manent pastures for dairy use is 500 acres.
The acreage is expected to double this fall.
White clover for low-lands and Hubam
for higher sandy soils are most prevalent.
But pasture grasses are not the only
feeds which Volusia cattlemen are en-
deavoring to provide for their herds from
their own farms. Five years ago only one
or two silos were in use; last year to were
filled. The most common crops ensiled
are corn and hegari and other grain sor-
ghum. However, last year one imagina-
tive dairyman ensiled a mixture of sugar
cane no. 762 and fresh citrus pulp. He
reports the unusual combination proved
to be an acceptable feed of economical
In one year, the production of grass and
legume hays increased from an almost in-
significant quantity to more than 1,ooo
tons of Pangola, alyce clover and various
other combinations of choice hays. These
hays were harvested and cured mechan-
ically through the cooperative efforts of
dairymen and Gerald Pay, owner of a new
S20,ooo hay curing plant. This barn cures
30 tons per curing, and can cure 2 barns
The early frost and cold winter last year
brought to the attention of dairy farmers
the necessity for providing winter grazing
for their cattle. This year they are reserv-
ing additional acreage for winter pasture
feeding, such as Pangola planted and fer-
tilized in July and August for grazing after
frost. Sugar cane is still a popular winter
feed on Volusia County dairies, and about
500 acres of this crop are grown for dairy
County Agent Platt believes the greatest
handicap dairymen of this county now
face is a shortage of land suitable for ex-
panding their pastures in keeping with
the size of their herds. Newer methods
of pasture development, water control
and the various dairy improvement as-
sociations have pointed out the necessity
for greater freedom of movement, but
many dairymen were caught by the deve-
lopment of the resort area along the East
Coast and do not have sufficient land to
expand their grazing and crop lands to
meet dairy herd expansion.
But the Extension worker also sug-
gested a solution which dairymen are put-
ting into practice. He says they have only
one recourse-move inland. This they are
doing as fast as possible. Land once
thought undesirable or too expensive is
now being bought and cleared for plant-
ing to adapted grasses and clovers. Many
require water control, while others need
With all the ups and downs of a growing
industry, dairymen are finding the solu-
tions to their problems as the growth and
actions of the past few years and future
FOR DECEMBER, 1951 7
DAIRY NEWS DIGEST
Members of the Dairy Industry throughout the State are invited to please send to
the "Florida Dairy News" all news about dairies, dairying and the good people who '
devote their time, talents and money to this great industry.-The Editor.
Hollywood Veterinary Elected
New F.V.M.A. President
APPROXIMATELY 200 veterinarians, many
distinguished speakers, and guests con-
vened at the Hotel Floridan, Tampa,
Florida, October 28, 29, and 30, 1951, for
the 22nd annual meeting which was pre-
sided over by Dr. D. A. Sanders, State Ve-
terinary Medical Association President.
Honorable Curtis Hixon, Mayor of the
City of Tampa, extended the Address of
Welcome which was responded to by Dr.
John R. Wells, West Palm Beach, Presi-
dent of the American Veterinary Medical
Many important present day animal di-
sease problems were
featured by means of
tions, papers, discus-
sions and questions
Dr. Melvin H.
Knisely, Charman of
the Department of
Anatomy of the
DR. DEE Medical College of
South Carolina, and
Dr. John Elliott, Director of the Blood
Bank of Dade County Florida, gave lec-
tures and demonstrations covering recent
research and investigations on several
phases of heart and blood diseases and
Various phases of bovine breeding prob-
lems were presented by Dr. E. E. Cham-
hers, Rossville, Georgia. Dr. Clarence R.
Cole, Head Professor of Animal Patho-
logy, Ohio State University, gave demon-
strations and lectures on animal histo-
plasmosis. Dr. J. V. Knapp, State Veteri-
narian, led discussions on anthrax, vibrio-
sis and civil defense as related to the veter-
naryy profession. Dr. W. G. Magrane,
Mishawaka, Indiana, presented detailed
surgical methods of dealing with diseases
of the eyes of animals.
Many Florida veterinarians also ap-
peared on the program.
The need for a well-equipped and ade-
quately staffed Veterinary Research and
Diagnostic Center in the state was stressed
during the Business Meeting.
Mr. E. T. Lay, Executive Director and
Secretary of the Florida Dairy Industry
Association, Mr. P. D. Shirley, Secretary
of the West Coast Dairy Distributors and
Mr. Ben Hill Griffin, First Vice Presi-
dent of the Florida Cattlemen's Associa-
tion, represented their respective organi-
zations at the meeting.
Dr. C. E. Dee, Hollywood, Florida, was
installed as President of the Association,
Dr. Robert P. Knowles, Miami, as Secre-
tary, and Dr. Ronald F. Jackson, St. Au-
gustine, as Vice President.
Miami Dairy Council
THE 'MIAMI Dairy Council completed its
preliminary organization details at a re-
cent meeting and will begin an active pro-
gram with the naming of a Director-Nu-
The Miami Dairy
Council which in-
cludes in its member-
ship both Producers
S a n cd Producer-Dis-
tributors in the
Miami Area follows
DuPurs ,JR. llampa ill joining
hands with the Na-
tional Dairy Council in this important
The initial Officers elected by the new
Miami Council are: John DuPuis, Jr.,
President; Joe NeSmith, Vice-President:
and 0. P. Johnson, Treasurer. Directors
elected are: Mrs. Isabelle Anderson, J. T.
Stewart and G. T. Rucks, for Producers;
J. N. McArthur, John DuPuis, Jr., and
Cason Ives, for Producer-Distributors; Joe
NeSmith, O. P. Johnson and Frank Holt,
County Agricultural Agents
Hold Annual Conference
FLORIDA'S COUNTY Agricultural Agents
gathered in Gainesville October 13 for
their annual conference.
Mr. Alec White, Hillsborough County
Agent, was elected President of the State
Agricultural Agents' Association.
The agents had a busy "back-to-school
week". They attended lectures and panel
discussions on field crops, farm and equip-
ment management, citrus, vegetables and
other subjects. Even their "boss", Ag-
ricultural Provost Dr. J. Wayne Reitz, at-
tended many of the sessions.
One of the panel discussions was about
cross-breeding of cattle and possible
"hybrid-vigor" which might be the result
of such breeding.
Ir. Marvin Koger, livestock breeding
specialist for Florida's Agricultural Ex-
periment Stations, said that he knew of
nothing to support claims that cross-breed-
ing of beef cattle (such as breeding Brah-
mans to Angus or Herefords) would pro-
duce in Florida, calves better than their
C. W. Reaves, state extension dairy
specialist, and Dr. R. B. Becker, of the
state's experiment stations, said the same
factor was apparent with dairy cattle-
that "hybrid vigor" as a factor in increas-
ing milk and butterfat production was
The crossbreeding of Brahmans and
dairy cattle in Jamaica, over a 4o-year
study of dairy cattle breeding, showed
that venture into dairy production was of
no value, Dr. Becker added.
Reaves admitted he was a little dubious
about anything of value resulting from
the current experimental crossbreeding
of dairy cattle and Sindi-Brahmans in el-
forts to develop a dairy strain particularly
adapted to Florida and tropical con-
Other participants in the panel discus-
sion on livestock management problems
were: Dr. T. J. Cunha, Dr. Clyde Driggers.
Prof. N. R. Mehrhof and Dr. M. W.
RECENT RESEARCH indicates that coldness of
ice cream has no effect on pulse, blood
pressure, body temperature, and skin tem-
8 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Information Wanted About Florida Dairymen
THE FLORIDA DAIRY ASSOCIATION is seeking Florida Dairymen for recog-
nition at the next Annual Meeting, as follows:
1. Oldest Dairyman-still active. ................... 78
2. Oldest Dairy Farm in continuous operation. ...... 1898
3. Oldest Milk Plant under same owner........... .1898
4. Oldest Ice Cream Plant under same owner ........ 1925
(The figures to the right indicate the top figures reported to date. Can
you beat these?)
Please send nominations to the Editor, Florida Dairy News. Winners
will receive special recognition and award at the 1952 Annual Meeting.
Scenes at the National Convention in Detroit; top row T. Kline Hamilton, Pres. of Milk Industry Foundation Ridgway Kennedy,
Philadelphia, Pres. International Ice Cream Mfrs. C. R. Schoby, Pres. American Dairy Association Col. B. F. Castle, M.I.F. executive,
greets Florida delegation to M.I.F. meeting .. IV. Gooding, Jr., addressing the I.A. I.C.M. Alf Nielsen, Curry Bassett and Andy Lay *
Bottom row; E. B. McClain and Curry, Bassett Col. Dick Werner, WI. S. Futral, Jr., winner of the Southeastern Regional Collegiate Award
in Dairy Science, and E. T. Lay Florida Gronu Mr. and Mrs. Alf Nielsen Mr. and Mrs. Brady Johnston Ed Volkwein, Jr.
T. D. LEWIS of Los Angeles was elected
President of the Milk Industry Founda-
tion at the 44th Annual Convention in
Detroit, October 24-26, succeeding T.
Kline Hamilton of Columbus, Ohio. Dr.
F. Bruce Baldwin, Jr. of Abbott Dairies,
Philadelphia, was elected Vice President
and E. J. Mather, National Dairy Products
Corporation, Washington, D. C., Treas-
Paul E. Heinhold, President Foremost
Dairies, Jacksonville, was elected one of
five new Directors of
the Milk Industry
Foundation. Alf R.
Nielsen, Pres. Alfar
*;i l Creamery, West
Paln Beach, retains
membership on the
M.I.F. Board of Di-
*, The general
D theme of the Milk
tion emphasized by retiring President T.
Kline Hamilton in his annual address, was
"There is Always A Better Way".
Among the many prominent speakers
were Secretary of Agriculture Brannan,
who stated that American farmers, food
processors and distributors such as the
Dairy Industry, deserve great credit for
the fact that the U. S. has the highest
dietary standards in the world.
The President of the American Dairy
Association, C. R. Schoby, Iowa milk pro-
ducer, called for increased cooperation
from milk producers and distributors.
Floridians Have Place on National Program
THE FLORIDA Dairy Industry was honored
by the selection of the following as speak-
ers on the National Convention Programs:
Rex Smith, Sales Manager, Foremost
Dairies, participated in a special Milk
Curry Bassett, Mgr. Bassett Dairies, Tal-
lahassee, served as Chairman of the Milk
Foundation Accounting Section and par-
ticipated in special phases of this program.
Bill Gooding, Comptroller of Alfar
Creamery West Palm Beach, served as
chairman of the Comptroller's Section of
the Ice Cream Meeting and was a princi-
pal speaker in this section. Gooding was
re-elected Chairman of this section for the
Ed Volkwein, Ice Cream Sales Manager
Foremost Dairies, presented a showing of
Foremost's new Ice Cream Sales Training
Motion Picture and put on a special sales
Dr. Lewis Wrenshall of Foremost
Dairies participated in the Ice Cream
Assn. program on "Standards" and is a
member of the Standards Committee.
Brady Johnston, Dinsmore Dairy, Jack-
sonville, member of M.I.F. Public Rela-
tions Committee, participated in the ses-
sions held by that Committee.
Alf Nielsen, Pres. Alfar Creamery, West
Palm Beach, took part in a symposium on
"Fluid Milk Products" in the Milk Foun-
dation Sales and Advertising Section.
Florida Secretary, E. T. Lay, served on
the Collegiate Awards Committee of M.I.
F. which selected area winners from com-
peting I)Dairy Science students.
International Ice Cream Ass'n
HasMost Successful Convention
"STANDING ROOM only" at practically all
sessions of the Detroit-Centennial Con-
vention of International Association of
Ice Cream Manufacturers, Oct. 21-24, in-
dicates the splendid attendance and in-
terest in what old timers describe as one
of the most successful conventions ever
held by this Association.
All Officers and Directors of I.A.I.C.M.
eligible for re-election were re-elected.
President is Ridgway Kennedy, Jr. of Ab-
bott Dairies, Philadelphia; Robert C. Hib-
ben was elected to succeed himself as
Theo Datson, as President of the Flor-
ida Dairy Industry
Association, was elec-
ted Florida State Di-
rector of I.A.I.C.M.,
along with other
State Presidents. Dat-
son succeeds Henry
Schneider in this di.
Henry has held for
DATSON the past two years.
Highlights of the two National Meet-
(Continued on page 21)
FOR DECEMBER, 1951 9
Baumeister and Carr Head List of Winners in
1950 Florida DHIA Supervisors' Contest
GEORGE BAUMEISTER, supervisor of the
Orange County Dairy Herd Improvement
Association, and Marion B. Carr, former
supervisor of the Duval DHIA, received
first and second awards, respectively, in
the DHIA Supervisor's Contest for 1950.
Cash awards and plaques were presented
to them by Southern Dairies of the Na-
tional Dairy Products -Corporation, spon-
sors of the contest, at the 1951 Dairy Field
Day Banquet at the University of Florida.
Mr. Baumeister and Mr. Carr were se-
lected by the Judging Committee as state
winners among the eight DHIA super-
visors in the state. Mr. Baumeister was
named top supervisor on the basis of the
accuracy, completeness and promptness
of his record keeping on the herds of the
DHIA members in the association for
which lie is the supervisor. His members
consider Mr. Baumeister's work very high-
ly and place confidence not only in his
tests and records but also in his dairy
information and soundness of his recom-
mendations on herd feeding and manage-
Mr. Baumeister is a dairy graduate of
the University of Wisconsin. Prior to
graduation, he had spent two years as
DHIA supervisor in Louisiana. He has
been employed by the Orange County
DHIA since October, 1949, where he tests
in excess of 1500 cows on DHIA test be-
sides a number on Advanced Registry
test. He is ably assisted in the DHIA re-
cord keeping by his wife.
Marion B. Carr second place winner,
tested for the Duval DHIA from October,
1947, to February, 1951. Having been
herdsman for a good herd in Kentucky
prior to coming to Florida, his advice
by C. W. REAVES
Extension Dairyman, University of Florida
GooD cows, good feed, and good manage-
ment were combined by the winners in
the statewide Efficient Dairy Production
Contest for 1950. The contest is sponsored
by the National Dairy Products Corpora-
tion through its Florida member, South-
ern Dairies. Cash prizes were presented
the first place district winners and large
bronze plaques to the first and second
place state winners during the Annual
Dairy Field Day Banquet at the University
of Florida July 12. Winners are selected
in the Dairy Herd Improvement Associa-
tion Division, which is supervised by the
Agricultural Extension Service.
The Florida School for the Deaf and
Blind, St. Augustine, was the first place
state winner. J. J. Smith is the Dairy
k' II '
George Baumeister, Orlando, in center with plaque awarded by National Dairy Pro-
ducts Corporation for winning first in the DHIA Supervisor's Division of the Ef-
ficient Production Contest. Mrs. Baumeister is standing beside him. M. B. Carr of
Jacksonville, at left, with plaque for second place. In rear, C. WI. Reaves, Extension
Dairyman, and Jack Dew of Southern Dairies, representative of the donor.
and recommendations on dairy cattle feed-
ing, management, and breeding have been
sought and valued highly by his DHIA
members. Interest in DHIA testing grew
rapidly during the time of his service and
the Duval Association has employed two
full time supervisors since March, 1950.
farm manager. The eight different items
of herd management score card used in
the selecting of the winners is given be-
low, with the record of the State winning
herd of the D & B Dairy on each point.
1. Production of Pasture and Home
Grown Feeds. Clover and grasses have
been seeded on most of its pasture, which
is limed, fertilized, and mowed regularly.
2. Feeding a Balanced Ration. The
herd is fed a concentrate mixture balan-
ced to fit the condition of the pasture.
Good quality hay is fed when pasture is
reduced by drought, flood, or frosts. Min-
eral is fed in the concentrate mixture and
by free choice at all times.
3. Production Record. The 1950 DHIA
average per cow was 7761 pounds of milk
and 427 pounds of butterfat. (The aver-
age of all Florida milk cows was 4300
pounds of milk and 178 pounds of butter-
fat in 1950.)
4. Increase in Production Over Previous
Year. The above record was an increase
per cow over the previous year's record of
this herd by 1297 pounds of milk and 66
pounds of butterlat, the largest milk in-
crease made by any herd over its previous
5. Cost of Production. The feed cost per
lo1 pounds of milk produced was con-
siderably lower than the average of all
herds on DHIA test in the state.
6. Breeding Program for Better Re-
placements. Low producers were culled
and heifers raised from the best cows.
Sires are being proved through records
of their daughters.
7. Dairy Cattle Health Program. The
herd is free of T. B. and Bang's disease.
There has not been a reactor in the herd
for over 20 years. Constant care is given
to control mastitis.
8. Improved Practices Carried Out. In
addition to the above good herd practices,
parasite control in calves is facilitated by
keeping calves on concrete while young
and running young heifers on separate
pastures from the cows.
State winners are not eligible to win
again for three years; hence, Walter Welk-
10 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Florida D&B School Herd Takes
First Place in Efficiency Awards
ener, the 1949 winner, was not considered
this year. The Florida School for the Deal
and Blind, as the 1950 winner, will not be
eligible again for three years.
District winners are as follows:
East Coast: The Florida School for the Deaf and
Blind was first in the East Coast and second was
Lakemont Dairy, which was also second in the state.
The Lakemont Dairy at Winter Park is owned by
Carroll L. Ward and Son. It made an excellent
record of production and efficient management.
West Coast: First place went to John Cone of Plant
City on his large Guernsey herd, which consistently
receives good management. Mr. Cone is developing
his pastures and has rigged up a homemade irriga-
tion outfit for pasture irrigation.
C. E. Donegan, Largo, placed second on a progress-
ive long-time herd and dairy management program.
North Florida: A. V. Brown, of River Junction
(Gadsden County), won first in the North Florida
district. He has a small herd of good cows which
he feeds and milks himself. His cows get good
A. T. Alvarez of Jacksonville placed second with a
yearly record of 7392 pounds of milk and 348 pounds
of butterfat per cow for his herd of almost 100 cows.
County winners are as follows:
Gadsden County: A. V. Brown, River Junction;
Frank L. DeBord and Son, Quincy.
Dural County: A. T. Alvarer, Jacksonville; Dins-
more Dairy, Dinsmore.
St. Johns County: Florida School for the Deaf &
Blind, St. Augustine.
Marion County: W. E. Goodyear, Ocala; Summer
Lake County: T. Stin Haselton, Eustis.
Orange County: Carroll L. Ward and Son, Winter
Park; Thomas B. Knight, Pinecastle.
Polk County: Ray Kincaid, Lake Wales; J. E.
Stephens, Fort Meade.
Hillsborough County: J. H. Cone, Plant City.
Pinellas County: C. E. Donegan, Largo; W. J.
Casey, Pinellas Park.
St. Lucie Countv: Wilhro Dairy, Ft. Pierce.
Iolusia County: Methodist Children's Home, En-
terprise; Buckeve Dairy No. II, South Daytona Beach.
Seminole County: J. P. Eldridge, Maitland.
Indian River County: Vero Beach Dairy, Vero
Palm Beach County: Guy Wachtstetter, Delray
Beach; Pennock Plantation, Jupiter.
Duval Dairyman Helps Out
DON E. PERRET, Duval County Dairyman,
has successfully completed a special Com-
munity service assignment as Chairman
of the County Division in the 1951 Com-
munity Chest fund campaign. He suc-
ceeded County Farm Agent A. S. Lawton.
Crestview Dairy Purchased
BASSETT DAIRIES, Inc. of Tallahassee re-
cently announced purchase of a control-
ling interest in Spring Valley Dairies of
Crestview. The former owners will re-
tain stock in the corporation, continue to
operate as a separate company and serve
as a distributor for Bassett's.
Bassett's also announce the acquisition
of the Thos. H. Beasley Dairy, DeFuniak
Springs, and the Gulf Coast Dairy, Pana-
THE STATE Department of Agriculture con-
tributed $300.oo to the prizes and awards
made at the 1951 Chipley 4-H and F.F.A.
A report on this show given in the
October issue of Florida Dairy News listed
the State Department of Agriculture's con-
tribution as $3.oo, which was quite an
oversight by our proof readers.
The Department of Agriculture is to be
commended for liberal assistance to Flori-
da's many and splendid Dairy and Live-
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Grazing this high-quality, appetizing green forage,
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Consult a trained V-C Field Representative, to obtain
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V-C Superphosphate or V-C Complete Fertilizers are
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FOR DECEMBER, 1951 11
Florida State Fair Dairy Show Enlarged in 1952
To Attract Wider Interest, Huskisson States
A GREATER interest and participation by
Florida Dairymen in the 1952 Tampa
State Fair is indicated by stepped-up plans
announced by the Fair Management and
by the offering of a new "Premier Dairy
Exhibitor" award by the Florida Dairy In-
The same strict regulations governing
health of dairy cattle which prevailed at
the last Florida State Fair will be in effect
for the 1952 State Fair, according to As-
sistant Fair Manager J. C. Huskisson.
"The fair management and liaison com-
mittee representing the state's dairy in-
dustry, Florida State Live Stock Sanitary
Board and Florida Agricultural Extension
Service are agreed that the health regu-
lations we followed at the last state fair
are good," Huskisson said, "and all agree
that such rules should be enforced to the
Dairy animals will be shown only
the first week of the state fair, beef cattle
the second week; and that reduces to the
minimum any possibility of transmission
of the various bovine diseases. The state
fair and the dairy show will open Tues-
day, Feb. 5, and all animals must be on
hand and have space assigned them not
later than midnight Monday, Feb. 4.
Florida Dairy Industry Association will
provide the Premier Exhibitor's trophy.
To win that new award, however, a
breeder must have entries in five or more
For the second consecutive year, The
Florida Grower will provide the Premier
Breeder award for the dairy show.
The fair association will supply the
first bedding needed for the animals of
each exhibitor, but additional bedding
must be provided by the exhibitor.
"I suggest that exhibitors who will need
hotel accommodations for themselves and
their herdsmen contact A. K. Dickinson,
director of the convention and tourist
bureau, Greater Tampa Chamber of Com-
merce, in regard to such accommodations
well in advance of the opening of the
fair." Huskisson added.
Members of the liaison committee re-
presenting the dairy industry in planning
the state fair show are J. K. Stuart of Bar-
tow; John B. Sargeant, Lakeland; Carroll
L. Ward, Winter Park; Walter Welkener,
Jacksonville; W. A. Boutwell, Lake
Worth; V. C. Johnson, Dinsmore; W. J.
Nolan, Jr., Jacksonville; Dr. C. L. Camp-
bell, State Livestock Sanitary Board; C. W.
Reaves, State extension dairyman, Gaines-
ville; Dr. R. B. Becker, University of
Florida; John M. Scott, chief state dairy
inspector; John H. Logan, Largo; F. E.
Baetzman, Orlando; Jim Schee, Largo; C.
E. Phillips, Hillsborough County Health
Dept.; Harry E. Wood, Tallahassee; Al
Cody, Kissimmee, and Milton Plumb,
"Last year we had 188 entries in the
dairy show", said Huskisson, "and this
year we are aiming at 300 entries. We
feel that several of the state's leading
breeders of registered dairy animals, in
past years, overlooked a fine opportunity
by not entering animals in the dairy show.
Certainly, we know that most of the state's
outstanding breeders were highly pleased
with both the sanitary regulations and
the general operation of the dairy show.
Let us, in 1952, show the thousands of
visitors to Florida that this state need not
apologize for its registered dairy animals
and breeding programs."
The "milking parlor" in the Lykes Live-
stock Building at the state fairgrounds,
scene of the dairy show, will be in opera-
tion again during the '52 fair, with Syd
Lenfestey of Tampa in charge. Dr. H. H.
Kildee of Iowa State College (ret.), who
judged last year's dairy show and whose
decisions were widely praised by ex-
hibitors, returns to judge the 1952 show:
and Schee returns as general superinten-
dent. Approximately $2000.00 in prize
money, plus trophies, will be at stake.
Prospective exhibitors of dairy animals
desiring catalogues listing the various
classes for all breeders, also complete rules
and regulations for exhibitors in the 1952
Dairy Show, should contact J. C. Huskis-
son, Assistant Fair Manager, by mail, P.
O. Box 1231, Tampa.
Dairying Just One Part of Vast
Growth in State of Florida
by J. EDWIN LARSON*
Florida Slate Treasurer
WHAT IS now Florida was the first area
ever to be visited and named by an ex-
plorer from the Old World. Ironically
though it was the last state in the nation
to be "discovered by the American
people." On March 27, 1513, Ponce de
Leon, in search of the "Foundation of
Youth" landed on the shores of what is
In St. Augustine stands what is said to
be the oldest house on the North Ameri-
can Continent, built by these early settlers,
yet several centuries later only about
50o,000 people lived in Florida.
Then came the boom in 192o and thou-
sands of people from every section of the
nation came to Florida. They came to
live, to buy, and sell land, and to see
generally what was happening.
Since then Florida has made sensational
population gain s.
Today its popula-
tion is approximately
Since the prosper-
ity peak obtained by
the nation in 1929
Florida's total in-
come payments have
increased 324 per
LARSON cent according to the
survey of "Current
Business" published by the United States
Department of Commerce. This gain is
more than twice as rapid as that of the
* From a recent address to West Florida Cattlemen
and Dairymen at Chipley.
nation as a whole. Population in the past
o1 years has increased more than 800,000
or one and one-half times the state's total
citizenship roster of 50 years ago. In-
dustrial output has gained 40 percent
since 194o: retail sales have climbed 321
percent. In farm income gains, no other
state in the Southeast has equaled Flori-
da's percentage increase.
Among the to states in the Southeast,
Florida has the highest per capital income.
Tourists make the major contribution
to Florida's income. How many vacation-
ers come to the state each year is not defi-
nitely known, but its known that the num-
ber is increasing. Neither is it known how
much they spend, but the Miami area
alone estimate that visitors leave them
something like $260,ooo,ooo during a year.
Sales from manufacturing and processes
now total 1,ooo,ooo,oo dollars a year. We
rank second among the states in forested
areas. Income from this in a recent year
amounted to 232,0oo,ooo dollars.
Commercial fishing is a big business
also. Tons of fish are shipped annually
to northern markets.
Florida is one of the few states in the
nation where farmers, as individuals, have
higher average incomes than non-farm
workers. Our farms are the largest in
the Southeast; capital investments for the
farm are the highest in the region. At
the close of the recent World War a typi-
cal farm in Florida represented a total in-
vestment of 10,000 dollars, in contrast to
5,700 dollars for the Southeast. Prices of
land have increased in direct proportion
to productivity and market outlets; in
12 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
no state have agricultural sciences and en-
gineering made greater contributions to
land values and farm incomes. In one re-
cent year Florida's agricultural income
was 435,000,000 dollars, one-third of the
total came from sale of citrus fruit.
What made it possible for Florida to in-
crease its farm income more during the
past to years than any other state in the
Southeast? Mr. H. G. Clayton, of Florida
Agricultural Extension Service, said re-
cently: "Many sources of income were ex-
panded; marketing services have been im-
proved; more money has been spent in re-
search; new selling methods have been
developed-for instance, the pre-cooling,
table preparation of vegetables at Ruskin
on the Paul V. Dickman Farms. But the
most significant changes, I expect, have
been better pastures. xxx"
Dr. .J Wayne Reitz, provost for agricul-
ture, says that the most important agricul-
tural steps taken in the state during the
past ten years include: Citrus concentrate
developed by the State Citrus Commission
and U. S. D. A. following a lot of early
work by Florida's Agricultural Experi-
ment Station; Introduction of Hairy In-
digo (summer cover and grazing crop) by
the Experiment Station; Development of
Dixie 18, and other high-yielding hybrid
corn by the Georgia Coastal Plains Station
and the Florida Experiment Station; and
development of pasture, grasses and fer-
Almost thirty years ago, John W. Mar-
tin, Governor of Florida, wrote of his
state as "a land of opportunity." It is
still a land of opportunity, but not neces-
sarily for Floridians alone. The faster it
grows the more commodities it will con-
sume. Florida will not be able to pro-
duce enough of many products to meet its
So far as agriculture and industry are
concerned, Florida's economic advance-
ment lies in extending its already large
food industry. There are 19 million more
mouths to feed in this country than to
years ago. For its meat, fruit, vegetables
and related products Florida will win an
ever-increasing percentage of this ex-
panding national market. Gains will be
very great. After all, think of the progress
made during the few short years since
Florida was "discovered by the American
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FOR DECEM BER, 1951 13
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Dairy Farm Research Unit
Dairy Products Laboratory
Agricultural Experiment Station
Dairy Owners, Herdsmen, and Helpers Attend 1951
Dairy Herdsmen's Short Course at University
NOTE: Thr Florida Dairy rews regrets that lack of
space events carrying a complete report of the
, i'- 'id,! infonrmatinn contained in Tvarious Herds-
men Short Course lectures and, discuisions.
by DR. R. B. BECKER
ATTENDANCE AT the 1951 Dairy Herdsmens'
Short Course at the University of Florida
made up in quality what it lacked in num-
bers. Dairy owners, herdsmen and
helpers with ten or more years' experience
made up the major attendance at the
University of Florida for the 3-day ses-
sion, beginning October goth. The 1951
sessions centered around dairy herd man-
agement, and overlapped little on subjects
dealt with in 195o. Morning sessions
were in the classrooms, and the afternoon
laboratories on practical management
problems at the Dairy Research Unit.
A tour of the Dairy Research Unit
showed division of the Farm land into per-
manent and temporary pastures and crop
land, and the crops in use.
Pastures, according to P. T. Dix Ar-
nold, have provided palatable succulent
highly desirable feed
to cows in such
D B E amounts that they
graze their fill and
eat less concentrates
Sin the barn. Cows
tare heavier produ-
cers when they get
plenty of lush tender
green pastures, and
1R. BECKER also they are health-
ier and more regular
reproducers than when pasture is limited.
Following the theme of I)Dairy Herd
Management, a simple system of herd re-
(ords was described for grade or purebred
dairy herds. Several methods of keeping
milk records were described which permit
accurate knowledge of milk production of
At an evening session, Dr. E. L. Fouts
mentioned the probability of competition
with foreign plastic cream and powdered
whole milk. This emphasizes the impor-
tance of increasing the quantity and im-
proving the quality of home grown feeds.
particularly the major possibilities with
pasture and silage crops, citrus by-pro-
ducts, corn, oats, peanut by-products, etc.
J. McK. Jeter, southeastern fieldman
with the American Guernsey Cattle Club,
made a special trip to take part in the
short course program. He pointed out the
importance of production records year
after year whereby herd sires can be mea-
sured and good cow families located.
Florida dairy organizations came up for
discussion and review including the Flori-
da Dairy Industry Association, the State
Livestock Sanitary Board, the Dairy Herd
Improvement Associations, the Florida
Jersey Cattle Club and Florida Guernsey
Although not part of the planned pro-
gram, a series of questions on silos and
ensiling several crops, led to extended dis-
cussion of how abnormally low production
of butterfat resulting from drouth, flood-
ing of pastures and frosted pastures may
be corrected by the use of leafy green sil-
age, hay and young grass. It was pointed
out that reduction of proper intake of
green feed depressed the fat percentage
in about one month, while corrective feed-
ing allowed return to a normal fat test.
The herdsmen group went among the
cows to observe dairy type and cow selec-
tion. It was possible to select some of the
better cows and a few poorer ones on the
basis of general dairy type. On the other
hand, the number of marked exceptions
were so noticeable that it was evident that
the only certain selection finally lay with
complete production records.
In the discussion of managed milking.
it was pointed out that stimulation of let-
down, and then rapid withdrawal of milk
while the let-down hormone is acting, se-
cured the most milk from the cow. Two
cows milked regularly, with the let-down
hormone (oxytocin) yet gave down sul-
ficient milk to demonstrate the need for
rapid milking in efficient milk production.
The staff of Dairy Herdsmen's Short
Course in 1951 included Dr. E. L. Fouts.
P. T. Dix Arnold, S. P. Marshall, C. W.
Reaves, R. B. Becker, A. B. Sanchez, Her-
man L. Somers and James Wing. J. McK.
Jeter, fieldman of the American Guernsey
Cattle Club, came from South Carolina
particularly to discuss "The purebred
dairy herd" which is the foundation blood
for the good milking qualities of all dairy
Successful Short Course for Dairy Plant Superintendents
Is Held at University of Florida
by DR. L. E. MULL
Short Course Chairman
THE DAIRY Products Laboratory on the
University of Florida campus at Gaines-
ville served as the Conference head-
quarters for the i4th annual short course
for superintendents and assistant superin-
tendents of dairy plants, held September
27-29. The meeting was sponsored jointly
by the Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station Dairy Products Laboratory and
the Plant Operations Committee of the
Florida Dairy Industry Association. Dr.
E. L. Fouts acted as conference chairman
and Russell Bevan, manager of Borden's
Dairy of St. Petersburg, served as co-chair-
man. Registrants from Florida, Alabama,
Georgia and Louisiana swelled the atten-
dance to over eighty.
A great deal of interest was taken on the
subject of concentrated milk presented by
Dr. Fouts. "No concentrated form of
milk is better or even as good as the fresh
fluid pasteurized whole milk we now pro-
duce, and as long as price control agencies
insist that concentrated milk be made
from Grade A or Class i milk and paid
for accordingly, I don't believe dairymen
need worry too much about having to go
out of business due to the introduction of
concentrated milk. A recent survey by
G. P. Gundlach &c Co. substantiates the
statement I have made." Dr. Fouts said.
Mr. George Tworoger, of the Borden
Company, Miami, in discussing defects in
cream products pointed out that "as far
as feathering is concerned, a high viscosity
cream will increase the danger of feather-
ing. On the other hand, the customer de-
mands a viscous cream since it appears
as an indication of richness. At times we
may be confronted with the problem of
lack of viscosity."
The ice cream clinic was conducted by
Prof. W. A. Krienke, of the Dairy Products
Laboratory staff. Samples of chocolate
ice cream were provided by dairy com-
panies of four states. Prof. Krienke stated
that "today's chocolate ice cream is a far
superior product to that marketed in pre-
vious years. This condition is influenced
to a great extent by use of first quality in-
gredients and improved methods of pro-
Portions of the conference had its
lighter moments. Twenty-six members of
the Dairy Industry and Allied Trades were
initiated into the honorable society of
"Yellow Dogs." This event was followed
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Dairy, Winter Park, were awarded plaques for first and second place respectively; for
efficient production during the year 1950 J. 7. Smith, 2nd from right, and Carroll L.
Ward, 2nd from left, accept the plaques from Jack Dew, Jacksonville, representing
National Dairy Products Corporation. C. W. Reaves, Slate Extension Dairyman, right,
conducted the contest. The ceremonies were held during the 1951 Annual Dairy Field
Day Meetings in Gainesville.
Butterfat, Pastures, and Herd Problems are Discussed
At Annual Dairy Field Day Held in Gainesville
"BREED OF dairy cattle and individual ani-
mals or cow family are major factors affect-
ing percentage of butterfat in milk," ac-
cording to Dr. R. B. Becker, who ad-
dressed the 1951 Annual Dairy Field Day
at the University of Florida Dairy Re-
search Unit, on the subject of "Factors
concerned in butterfat content of milk".
"Fatness of the cow, stage of location,
morning versus evening milking, and tem-
perature of environment each play dif-
ferent parts with relation to fat test," he
"When cows receive too little pasture,
green leafy hay, or green silage, over a
period of one month or longer, the bac-
terial flora aiding digestion in the cow's
paunch are changed, and their activity re-
tarded. Butterfat test drops gradually to
an abnormally low point," Dr. Becker
"Feeding tests demonstrated that a limi-
ted amount of green leafy long hay started
to correct the bacterial problem and to
return the butterfat test toward normal
in two weeks time. With less and less fat
in the solvent extracted oilmeals, greater
dependence needs to be given to plenty
of high quality green forages in the fu-
ture. Green leafy hays and silages serve
the same purpose," Becker concluded.
That the lowest cost of total digestible
nutrients usually is found in luscious
succulent green leafy pastures, was
pointed out by P. T. Dix Arnold. Corn
and citrus products usually provided total
digestible nutrients at a fairly low cost per
pound. However, protein is a essential
nutrient for milk production. Since its
cost is high. the total feed cost of milk
production is increased. Arnold pointed
out that increasing the protein content of
the pasture saved on that in purchased
oilmeals. Protein in pasture forages was
provided in largest amount by White
Dutch Clover and other pasture legumes,
by young tender grass, and by nitrogen
fertilization of grasses. Keeping the grass
in tender rapid growth by medium close
grazing, and use of a mower also is an
economical way to supply part of the pro-
tein. "Young, tender, succulent, nutri-
tious and delicious" were terms applied
by the speakers to the highest quality
A panel of Dr. S. P. Marshall, Dr. D. A.
Sanders and Prof. W. A. Krienke dealt
with the mastitis problem. Marshall men-
tioned the active educational campaign by
Dr. A. A. McMurray and assistants of the
State Live Stock Sanitary Board, who fol-
low methods of correct milking to prevent
udder injuries. Use of a strip cup to de-
tect early cases, and milking suspected
cases last, tends to reduce chances of
spreading the condition.
Dr. Sanders described the losses of milk
production that result from permanent
injury to secretary tissue of the udder.
He recommended care in prevention and
use of antibiotics in treatment.
Professor Krienke mentioned that milk
from an infected udder should be des-
troyed. He mentioned especially the
economic loss to the industry resulting
from use of milk too soon after an anti-
biotic treatment. The antibiotics re-
main in the udder for as long as three clays
following treatment, in amounts such
that as little as i part of such milk in 50
parts of normal milk can restrict multi-
plication of the useful lactic bacteria.
Milk cultures cannot be made, and cheese
cannot cure, because of inhibiting action
of the traces of antibiotics on the necessary
useful lactic bacteria involved in this com-
mercial processes. Because of these losses.
manufacturers, educational and regula-
tory agencies have had attention drawn to
the serious losses involved in misunder-
standing and misuse of these valuable
Feed Flavor In Milk
Discussed by Dr. Fouts
by E. L. Fours
Head, Department ol Dairy Science
Florida Agr. Expeiment Station ainesville, Fla.
MANY GREEN feeds when fed to cows impart
a flavor to the milk from these cows. In
some instances this
feed flavor is objec-
tionable and in
others it is not.
An occasion pre-
sented itself recently
to determine the ef-
fect of two green
crops on milk flavor,
namely, cowpeas and
DR. FOUTS pangola. Both pro-
duced rather a pro-
nounced feedy flavor in the milk, with the
flavor from the pangola being somewhat
more objectionable than that from the
cowpeas. Other trials have shown silage
to be responsible for an off-flavor in milk
of relatively serious nature.
When discriminating customers notice
feed flavors in milk and complain about
them, the trouble usually can be elimi-
nated by taking the cows off the "offend-
ing" green feed about two hours before
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Revels Opens Modern
Dairy at Florahome
THE MOST complete and modern Dairy ever
operated in Putnam County fittingly des-
cribes the new Revels Dairy now open
and operating in Florahome, County
Agent H. E. Maltby reports.
This is the fulfillment of the long time
plans of Wm. J. Revels, Jr., son of Sheriff
and Mrs. W. J. Revals, Sr. Located on a
well drained Florahome hillside with se-
veral hundred acres of improved ham-
mock and muckland pastures, the build-
ing spot is made to order. The milking
barn, feed room, milk processing room,
sterilizing room, walk-in cooler and all
equipment is housed in a large concrete
walled building with steel sash windows
and screens. Aluminum ceilings, metal
roof and large doors complete this mo-
The two row milking barn with center
aisle for milking and side aisles for feed-
ing and the adjoining feed room are sep-
arated from the milk processing and cold
storage rooms by a concrete breezeway for
loading milk for delivery in any kind of
weather is all enclosed under the main
The most modern equipment for pro-
cessing, bottling and sterilizing is found
in this new dairy and consists of Pasteur-
izer, Homogenizer, and Sterilizer. The
steam and heat for this equipment is pro-
vided by two automatic, electric and gas
burning boilers. The cooling and re-
frigeration by compressors and electric
meters with large brine tank and coils.
"The Revels Dairy is the most modern
equipped producing and processing dairy
we have observed in Northeast Florida,"
Workers Need More Milk
Says Dairy Council
THE AVERAGE industrial worker can now
buy 6.9 quarts of fresh milk with one
hour's wages as against 3.9 quarts in 1929
and should therefore include more milk
in his meals to make up for calcium de-
ficiencies in his diet, asserts Milton Hult,
President of the National Dairy Council.
"Based on a recent Government survey,
one-third of our city families eat meals
which provide insufficient calcium, a min-
eral essential to all body cells," Mr. Hult
said, "Milk is the chief source of calcium
Commenting that industrial workers
comprise a large proportion of the popula-
tion of most cities, Mr. Hult said they
ought to include more milk in their daily
meals because the nutrients which make
for good health are contained in abun-
dance in milk. "Good health means good
factory records, increased production of
goods, and a strong America."
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DAIRY ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES i
1951 Busiest Year
THE YEAR 1951 will be recorded as one of
the busiest and, no doubt, one of the
most fruitful among the many active years
of the Florida Dairy Industry Association.
It is, of course, only natural that with a
growing and developing industry such as
the Dairy Industry in Florida, more and
more problems arise and new activities
and programs of the State Association
Quarterly Directors' Meetings have
planned and guided the Association's
larger programs such as the Annual Meet-
ing, the Annual Dairy Field Day and
June Dairy Month. Twenty-two Com-
mittees have been assigned responsibility
for numerous activities designed to bene-
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American Paper Goods Co.
American Seal Kap Corpn.
Amica-Burnett Chem. & Sup. Co.
Amco Feed Stores, Orlando
C. A. Bailey, Real Estate
Balch Fla:vor Company
Bataxia Body Co., Inc.
Broward Grain & Supply Co.
California Spray-Chem. Corpn.
Certified Products Co.
Continental can Co., Inc.
Peter Cooper Corpn.
Creamery Package Mfg. Co.
Chas. Dennery Co.
Diamond Alkali Chem. Co.
The Disersey Corpn.
Dixie Cup Co.
The Dixson Co.
Fla. Citrus Canners Corpn.
Fla. Feed Mills
W. L. Filbert, Inc.
The Fischman Co.
Foote & Jenks, Inc.
General Mills, Jacksonville
General Mills, Miami
General Mills, Tampa
Gulf Paper Co.
Hackney Bros. Body Co.
Hector Supply Co.
fit of the Florida Dairy Industry and those
engaged in it.
Chief among these active Committees
are those on Membership, Finance, Public
Health, Legislative, Public Relations,
Milk Production, Dairy Husbandry, Pas-
ture Development, Costs & Accounting,
Milk & Ice Cream Plants, University of
Florida, Dairy Standards & Regulations,
Annual Meeting, Annual Dairy Field Day,
Allied Trades & Suppliers, and Ladies'
The Association's bi-monthly (now
monthly) magazine, "The Florida Dairy
News", just completing its first year, has
the distinction of being the only publica-
tion of its kind issued by a State Dairy As-
1951 has been a year of significant im-
provement in the Florida Dairy Indus-
Hudson Mfg. Co.
W. M. Igou, Inc.
International Paper Co.
Irwin Grain Co.
Jackson Grain Co.
Jiffy Manufacturing Co.
Jim Jennings, Mfrs. Rep.
Jolnson & Johnson
Robert A. Johnston Co.
Kieckhefer Container Co.
Klenzade Products, Inc.
Kuder Pulp Sales Co.
Lakeland Cash Feed Co.
Ianmno Products Corpn.
Ienfestcy Supply Co.
Lily-Tulip Cup Corpn.
Liberty Glass Co.
Litmpert Bros., Inc.
The Liquid Carbonic Corpn.
Joe Lowe Corpn.
S. H. Mahoney Extract Co.
P. C. Martino & Co.
The Mathieson Chemical Corpn.
Ma)fair Sales Co.
Geo. J. Meyer Manufacturing Co.
David Michael &- Co.
Miller Mach. & Supply Co., Jax.
Miller Mach. & Sup. Co., Miami
Mojonnier Bros. Co.
Morgan Sales Co.
Morris Paper Mills
Murphy Body Works, Inc.
Nash Kelvinator Corpn.
National Pectin Products Co.
Newth-Morrii Box Corpn.
Owens-Illinois Glass Co.
Paul-Lewis Laboratories, Inc.
The Pfaudler Co.
C. M. Pitt & Sons Co.
Pure Carbonic, Inc.
Quality Feed F& Supply Co.
Ralston Purina Co., Mianmi
Ralston P'urina Co., Tampa
Redldi-Wip Co. of Fla.
Riverside Manufacturing Co.
aivage Arms Corpn.
Sealright Co., Inc.
Security Mills of Tampa, Inc.
Security Feed & Seed Co., Miami
Smith-Lee Co., Inc.
J. Hungerford Smith Co.
R. W. Snyder Co.
Spartan Grain & Mill Co., Inc.
Standard Cap & Seal Corpn.
Stein Hall & Co., Inc.
Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co., Inc.
Universal Milking Machine Co.
Virginia Dare Extract Co.
Vitex Laboratories, Inc.
Warner-Jenkinson Mfg. Co.
Wholesale Brokerage Co.
Williamon Feed Mills
Wyandotte Chemicals Corpn.
Zipp Manufacturing Co.
try in the building of new plants, instal-
lation of new and modern equipment,
both in plants and on the Dairy farms,
improved herds, all contributing to higher
quality and greater volume in milk pro-
It should be said to the Industry's credit
and something about which little is said,
that in spite of all round increased costs
in milk production and processing, few
Florida areas have had a milk price in-
crease and such increases as have been
made are not comparable to the increased
costs with which Dairies have been con-
F.D.I.A. 1952 Annual Meeting To
Be Held May 21-23-Miami Beach
THE FLORIDA Dairy Industry's Annual
Meeting Committee has decided on Flori-
da's glamor city, Miami Beach, and the
Casablanca Hotel for the site of the As-
sociation's 1952 Annual Meeting.
The Committee headed by ist Vice
Bassett lost no time
in making up its
mind after receiving
full authority to act
at the Board of Di-
rectors Meeting in
Miami, Nov. T6.
Trades and Ladies'
BArs.sE Auxiliary were allre-
, resented at f the
Committee meeting, held Wednesday
November 21st in Miami Beach. Those
present in addition to Chairman Bassett
were: M1rs. Bassett, Pres. Theo Datson,
Secretary E. T. Lay, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
Burnett, Bradenton; Mwr. and Mrs. Ctody
Skinner, Jacksatville; O. L. Bobo, Pres.
of the Allied Trades Moembership andi
Mrs. Bobo, Jacksontille; and Larry
Hodge, Miami, Vice President of the
Chairman Bassett states that the Com-
mittee's decision was based on the fol-
lowing considerations: The Miami Area
includes 3o percent of the Florida I)airy
Industry, which will contribute both to
the attendance and many modern Dairies
for visitation: Miami Beach and the too
percent air-conditioned new Casablanca
Hotel, on the ocean front, with low
summer rates, offers everything to be
desired for a successful convention.
18 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Head table group at Miami directors meeting is shown above. From left, are President
Theo Datson, Second Vice President Frank Doub, Col. Dick Werner of the Milk
Industry Foundation of Washington, First Vice President Wilmer Bassett, and Allied
Trades President O. L. Bobo. Panel below shows another group at Miami. Standing
(from left) are Dr. E. L. Fouts, Gainesville; Lasky Foster, Producer Director, Pensacola;
Harry Parazine of Pensacola, representing Tri-County Dairy Association; V. C. Johnson
of Dinsmore; W. 7. Barritt of Tampa; and Glen Datson of Orlando. Seated (from
left) are Herman Burnett of Bradenton; Doub; T. G. Lee of Orlando; and President
Datson. At left is Col. Werner addressing the joint meeting of twenty-five directors
and committee chairmen at the Everglades Hotel in Miami.
F.D.I.A. Public Health Committee
Entertains Fla. Public Health Assn.
OVER 400 delegates of the Florida Public
Health Association enjoyed milk, ice
cream and entertainment as guests of the
Florida I)Dairy Industry Association at
their 1951 Annual Convention, October
6th in Miami Beach.
Secretary Andy Lay and members of the
F.D.I.A. Public Health Committee were
in charge of the reception, dairy bar and
entertainment. Jack Dew of Southern
Dairies and member of the Committee,
directed the fun and entertainment pro-
gram as M. C.
Other members of the Committee par-
ticipating were: Mr. and Mrs. John Du-
Puis, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Nicholas, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. French Koger, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe NeSmith and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Graham, all of Miami; Mr. and Mrs.
George Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Tom-
my Thomas, West Palm Beach; Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Schneider, Eustis; Louis Shef-
field. Jacksonville, and Theo Datson, Or-
Brady Johnston of Jacksonville, Chair-
man of the Dairy Association's Public
Health Committee, was unable to attend.
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FOR DECEMBER, 1951 19
Brady Johnston Named
To Live Stock Sanitary Board
GOVERNOR WARREN favored the Dairy In-
dustry in his recent appointment of Brady
Johnston, Jacksonville dairyman, to mem-
bership on the Florida Live Stock Sanitary
the Second Congress-
ional District, which
includes Duval and
of Board Members
from the Second and
Districts was made
B. JOHNSTON necessary by an
amendment- to the
Live Stock Board Law adopted by the 1951
Legislature which changed the member-
ship of the Board to one from each of the
Congressional Districts rather than six
members at large.
Mr. Hal Chaires, Cattleman of Old-
town, Dixie County, received the appoint-
ment for the new Eight District.
The Dairy Industry, which has been in-
terested for a number of years in securing
adequate representation on this impor-
tant Board dealing with live stock di-
seases, now has three out of the eight mem-
bers. Other Dairy members are the pre-
sent Chairman, John G. DuPuis, Jr. of
the White Belt Dairy, Miami, and Carl
Barber, milk producer near Orlando. Du-
Puis and Barber are also beef cattle pro-
Other members of the Live Stock Sani-
tary Board are: Dave Gaskins (3rd Dist.)
banker and cattleman of Wewahitchka,
Gulf County; L. T. Langford (Ist Dist.)
banker and cattleman of Plant City; John
Turner (7th Dist.) cattleman of Arcadia
and J. Olin Pearce (6th Dist.) cattleman
The Board meets monthly.
F.D.I.A. Directors Enlarge
Dairy News Committee and Staff
W. J. BARRITT, JR. as Chairman of the
Dairy Industry Association's Public Re-
lations Committee has been added to the
Florida Dairy News Advisory Board. Mr.
Al Cody of Cody Publications, Inc. who
has shown a keen interest in the develop
ment of the Dairy News has been named
a member of the Advisory Board and As-
WHEN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CAME
TO AMERICA THERE WERE NO COWS.
BUT ON HIS SECOND VOYAGE
IN 1495, HE BROUGHT CATTLE
AND OTHER FARM ANIMALS
TO THE ISLANDS OF THE
20 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
Directors, Comm. Chairmen
In Miami Meet, Nov. 16-17
THE FINAL 1951 quarterly meeting of the
F.D.I.A. Board of Directors and a joint
session with Association Committee Chair-
men were held at the Everglades Hotel,
Miami, Nov. 16-17. A total of twenty-five
In addition to attendance at their own
meetings, the joint group visited a portion
of the Annual Convention of the Inter-
national Assn. of Milk Control Agencies
which was in session in Miami, Nov. 15-17.
Many of the group took advantage of
the opportunity to see the annual Orange
Bowl football game on Saturday night, the
17th, between the University of Miami
and the University of Florida.
Committee Chairmen present at the
meeting were: Theo Datson, Executive
Committee; O. L. Bobo, Allied Trades
Committee; Herman Burnett, Annual
Field Day Comm.; V. C. Johnson, Dairy
Husbandry Comm.; J. N. McArthur, Fi-
nance Comm.; Wilmer Bassett, Annual
Meeting & Fla. Dairy News Committes;
Alf Nielsen, Univ. of Fla. and Long Range
Planning Committees; Frank Doub, Gor-
(Ion Nielsen and Wilmer Bassett, Co-
Chairman Membership Comm.; W. J.
Harman, Jr., Milk Production Comm.;
Glenn Datson, Pasture Development
Comm.; Curry Bassett, Plant Cost & Ac-
counting Comm.; W .J. Barritt, Public
Relations Comm.; and T. G. Lee, Dairy
Standards & Regulations Comm.
Both the Directors and Committee ses-
sions were considered among the most
constructive ever held by these groups.
F.D.I.A. Directors To Meet
In Pensacola January 10th
IN RESPONSE to an invitation extended by
the Dairy Association of the Pensacola
area, known as the Tri-County Dairy As-
sociation, the Board of Directors of the
Florida Dairy Industry Association voted
at their recent Miami meeting to hold
their first quarterly meeting of 1952 on
January loth in Pensacola.
This will be the first directors meeting
of the State Association to be held in the
Tentative plans provide for an all after-
noon business meeting and attendance at
7:00 P.M. at the Annual Dinner of the
Tri-County Dairy Association. Both
meetings will be at the San Carlos Hotel.
The Tri-County Dairy group includes
Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa coun-
ties. The membership is industrywide.
John Adkinson, producer of Escambia
County is president. Mr. Adkinson served
two terms as Director of the Florida Dairy
Industry Association during the years 1949
U.S. DEPTH. OF AGRICULTURE SAYS:
"MILK DOES MORE FOR THE BODY THAN
SANY OTHER FOOD. IT PROVIDES
HIGH QUALITY PROTEIN, CALCIUM
SAND VITAMINS A AND G CHEAPLY."
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Dairy Association Group who attended Orlando meeting, Florida Live Stock Sanitary
Board, October ii, in Orlando: F.D.I.A. President Theo Datson (center seated), presided
at a special conference of the group with regard to reported outbreaks of herd diseases
in some areas of the State. Those present were: Standing, left to right; Ed Gustafson,
James Bryan, Glen Fortner, Stin 1-aselton, Carlton Stewart, Dave Lee, P. D. Shirley.
Carrol Ward, Henry Perry, F. D. Yaun, Ed Salvatore and E. T. Lay. Seated, left to
right, are: T. G. Lee, Ernest Graham, Wilmer Bassett, John DuPuis, Jr., Theo Datson,
Brady Johnston, Jim Trice, Dr. D. A. Sanders and L. S. Sheffield.
Ice Cream Parley
(Continued from page i9)
ings were the joint general sessions
speakers on Employer-Employee Relations
and Public Relations. Of unusual interest
were speakers representing a new world-
wide "Moral Rearmament" program,
which calls for individual living by Chris-
tian Standards and practice of "the Gol-
den Rule" in business and all human re-
lations. This proposal was offered as the
solution to Management-Employee rela-
The most important resolution adopted
was probably one adopted by I.A.I.C.M.
placing the nation's Ice Cream Manufac-
turers on record as "opposing in principle,
whether by legislation or regulation, the
mandatory absorption of the necessary
and unavoidable increase of costs of do-
Chicago was selected for the 1952 Na-
tional Conventions which will also in-
clude the biennial exhibition of Dairy
Supplies and Equipment.
Florida Well Represented
At National Conventions
THOSE IN attendance at Milk Foundation
and Ice Cream Manufacturers Annual
Theo Datson, Orlando (President of the
Florida Association); Henry Schneider,
Eustis: Mr. and Mrs. Alf Nielsen and Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Gooding, Jr., of West Pahn
Beach; Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Reinhold,
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Volkwein, Rex Smith,
Dr. C. L. Wrenshall, Mr. and Mrs. Cotton
Paul, E. T. Lay, Mr. and Mrs. Brady
Johnston, and Harry Marshall, all of Jack-
sonville: Mr. and Mrs. John Hood, St.
Petersburg; and Mr. and Mrs. Curry Bas-
Pennock Jersey Wins
THE FLORIDA 3-year-old g3g-day milk
championship in her class for Jersey cows
has been won by Royal Caroline Louise,
a registered Jersey owned by The Pen-
nock Plantation, Jupiter, Fla. Announce-
ment of the new champion has been made
by The American Jersey Cattle Club from
its national headquarters in Columbus,
Royal Caroline Louise produced 15,-
452 lbs. milk and 740 lbs. butterfat in
365 days on twice daily milking. The
new champion's production is more than
three times that of the "average" dairy
cow in the United States. All tests on
this Jersey's production have been
checked by both the University of Florida
and The American Jersey Cattle Club.
Milkman Gets "Milk Bath"
A 24-YEAR-OLD Tallahassee milkman took
a milk bath early one morning recently
under circumstances somewhat less exotic
than those that catapulted Cleopatra and
Cecil B. DeMille into undying fame, ac-
cording to the Tallahassee Democrat.
The driver of the Bassett Dairy Co. de-
livery truck fell asleep, failed to negotiate
a curve. plunged down a s5-foot embank-
ment and overturned. Milk and broken
bottles literally buried the driver but he
escaped with a lacerated left arm and a
thorough soaking with a full cargo of
Bossy's Grade A Pasteurized Milk.
Curry Bassett, general manager of the
Dairy Company, said that another truck
was dispatched immediately and none of
the customers served by this truck had to
face the emergency of milkless breakfasts.
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22 FLORIDA DAI
Is Conquering Mastitis
by DR. A. A. CMURRAY
Director Mastitis Control, State
Live Stock Board
DAIRYMEN IN Hillsborough County have
proven that mastitis can be practically
eliminated from dairy herds.
In November 1950, the dairymen of
Hillsborough County, the County Health
Department, and the Mastitis Control Di-
vision of the State Live Stock Sanitary
Board decided to cooperate in an attempt
to reduce mastitis in that area.
The first inspection of all dairy herds
in Hillsborough county by the Mastitis
Control Division showed 150.1 cows infect-
ed, out of 8886 cows tested, or 17;, of the
cows tested were infected.
In August 1951 these same dairies show-
ed only 3.50, of the cows tested were in-
fected. This is a 79% reduction in in-
fection, effected in only nine months
The reason for this dramatic reduction
of mastitic infection is the willingness of
the dairymen to practice good herd man-
agement and correct milking procedures
recommended by the Hillsborough Coun-
ty Health Department and the State Live
Stock Sanitary Board.
Any other County in the State can fol-
low the example that Hillsborough coun-
ty has set and reduce mastitis in their
dairy herds to a negligible figure through
the cooperation of the dairymen, the
health officials, and the Mastitis Control
Division of the State Livestock Sanitary
Board. This can be accomplished at very
little expense to tie dairyman.
Sunshine Dairy Sells
MR. AND MRS. Carnig Phillips recently pur-
chased the Sunshine Dairy at Eric (near
Bradenton) from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Aclin. The property exchange involved
96o acres of land, dairy barns and build-
ings, residence and 153 head of Holstein,
Guernsey, Jersey and Ayrshire dairy cattle.
New Dairy Barn
MR. ARNOLD DAVIS, who lives in the Wa-
basso (Indian River County) vicinity, is
building a brand new dairy barn to be
equipped with brand new equipment. MIir.
Davis plans to become a wholesale milk
producer. Plans for the dairy barn were
supplied by John M. Scott, Chief Dairy
Supervisor for the State Dept. of Agri-
Mrs. Van Eepoel of Tampa Dies
MIRs. ADDIE B. VAN EEPOEL, resident
of Tanmpa for the last 52 years and
widow of August Van Eepoel, pro-
minent in the dairy business for
many years, died in Tampa on
Mrs. Van Eepoel was a native of
Huston City, Ga. Her husband
formerly owned Tampa Stock Farms
Dairy which is now Southern Dairies.
She was a member of St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church and the Tampa
Among the survivors are August
Van Eepoel, Jr., of Tampa, who was
manager of the Tampa Stock Farms
I)Dair after the death of his father
until the plant was sold to Southern
Dairies, and Mrs. Herbert Hill, also
of Tampa, whose husband owned
and operated the Royal Dairy Pro-
ducts Company until its recenota(-
quisition by Foremost Dairies.
August, Jr. is a Past President of
the Florida )airv Products .ssocia-
tion and Mrs. Hill is at present a
member of the Board of Directors of
the F.D.I.A. Ladies' Auxiliary.
J. D. Hunt of Pinellas Park Dies
JEREMIAH D1. HUNT, former owner and
operator of Hunt's Dairy of Pinellas
Park, died in St. Petersburg October
23rd. He was 59.
Born in New York City, Mr. Hunt
came to Pinellas County in 1i1)2. In
)921 he opened Hunt's Dairy which
he operated until this past year when
ill health forced him to sell the busi-
Dr. H. E. Miller of Miami Dies
DR. HERBERT E. MILLER, 56, veterin-
arian for the Dade County Health
Dept. since 1929, died November 8th
He was also affiliated with the
Fla. State Racing Commission and
the State Live Stock Sanitary Board.
Frozen Desserts in State Hit
11 Million Gallons, 1950
CATERING TO a growing demand, prodlu-
tion of ice cream and frozen desserts in
Florida reached I million gallons last
year, the State Chamber of Commerce
Total production in Florida last year
in these desserts was 13 per cent above
the 1949q volume and was produced in 350
plants in the State. Approximately 70
of these plants produce for the wholesale
trade only while the others manufacture
desserts as well as sell to the retail trade.
Borden Company Acquires Lakeland
And Pensacola Dairies
SALE OF the R. O. Pipkin Dairy's milk dis-
tribution interests to Borden's Dairy was
announced recently by Henry Hebble,
manager of the Lakeland Borden plant.
The latter firm has assumed ownership
of the Pipkin concern's rolling stock and
plant equipment, although the Lakeland
dairy retains its farm and cattle.
Quality Dairies of Pensacola, one of
Northwest Florida's pioneer milk distrib-
utors, has been acquired by The Borden
Company. This announcement was made
by Harry Parazine and Charles Emery,
owners of the Pensacola Dairy firm, who
emphasized that the change of ownership
will not effect the dairy plant's oper-
ation or products, and that all of its em-
ployees will remain in their present po-
The transaction brings together two
names in the dairy food field well known
to residents of this area. The local men
have been active in the dairy business in
Pensacola for' 3 years, while Borden's has
operated an ice cream plant here since
The Borden Company, one of America's
oldest and best known dairy food firms,
is familiar to people of this area for many
of its products as well as its ice cream.
Grocery stores display its various manufac-
tured milk products, cheese, and other
foods, and its prescription products are
found in local drug stores. Borden's ice
cream is now distributed in 32 states and
its fresh milk is sold in 2o.
The company was founded in 1857 b1v
Gail Borden, inventor of the process for
condensing milk and one of the founders
ol the Texas Republic. Today the com-
pany is owned by more than 5.1,00o stock-
holders, over )oo of whom are residents of
Besides the two Pensacola units, Bor-
den's other milk and ice cream operations
in Florida include plants in Bradenton,
Clearwater, Daytona BeaIch, Ft. Iauder-
dale. Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Lakeland.
Miami. Ocala, Orlando, Sebring, St. Pet-
ersburg and Tampa. The purchase of
Datson Dairies, Orlando, by Borden's was
announced in the October issue, THE
IFLORIDA DAIRY NEWS.
Borden's first entered the milk and ice
cream business in Florida with the accqui-
sition of Poinsettia Dairy Products, Inc..
in '19,1.. Poinsettia was a family enter-
prise, founded and operated by Floridians.
Its founder was the late W. J. Barritt, Sr.,
whose sons (W. J. Jr., Harvey, and Jaimes
D.) are now officials in Borden's Florida
district headquarters in Tampa. T1he
Barritt family has long been identified
with dairy leadership.
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Ice Cream Coating, Fruits and Flavors
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Pasteurizers J. W. Radke
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GENERAL MILLS, INC.
Dairy Equipment and Supplies
John W. Manning, Phone 9-4586
1601 Congress Bldg. Miami
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Ice Cream (Linerless) Cartons, Butter Cartons
J. H. McVoy
50 E. Magnolia St., Pensacola, Fla.
DOUGLAS J. HEADFORD
Green Spot Orangeade Concentrate
616 Jessamine Ave. Phone 4356
Daytona Beach, Fla.
"Popular National Brands"
Milk Powder-Chocolate Syrup-Bar Coating
Route 9, Box 356, Jacksonville, Fla.
JIFFY MANUFACTURING CO.
Insulated Bags and Liners
Southern Representative-William Romaine
Box 5463, 5 Pts. Sta., Columbia, S. C.
ROBERT A. JOHNSTON CO.
Dairy Chocolate & Cocoa Products
J. L. Hammons Ph. Dearborn 2811
507 Nelson Ferry Rd., Decatur, Ga.
KIECKHEFER CONTAINER CO.,
CAMDEN, N. J.
Pure-Pak Paper Milk Cartons
R. J. Evans Phone 8-5296
3343 Post St., Jacksonville, Fla.
KLENZADE PRODUCTS, INC.
Chemicals for Dairy and Food Plant
Sanitation H. B. Ahlefeldt
Union Term'l Whse., Jacksonville, Fla.
Wrenshall Appointed By Diversey
For Florida Sales Staff
THE DIVERSEY Corporation announces the
addition of "Jeff Wrenshall" to their
Florida sales staff as-
sisting E. E. (Gene)
Fulton, State Mana-
ger. He will be North
1. Florida representa-
f '"i tive with headquar-
S ters in Jacksonville
and will reside at
1503 Aberdeen Ave.
Jeff has had a
WRENSHALL number of years sales
experience in dairy
products and dairy supplies. He has re-
sided in Florida since termination of ser-
vice in the Canadian Army during World
Caudill is Named by
CARL B. CAUDILL, of Jacksonville, has re-
cently joined the Amica Burnett Chemical
& Supply Co. head-
ing the sales force
for the Dairy Supply
IF: Carl has long been
connected with the
milk products indus-
S. try both through pro-
duction and selling.
Previously he has
CAUDILL manufactured ice
cream for Russell
McPhail and sold various items for Plan-
New Dairy Representatives Announced
By General Mills For Miami Area
ON NOVEMBER ist General Mills appointed
a new sales representative for their Miami
branch and at the same time has ex-
panded their dairy jobbing organization
to include an experienced supervisor of
their service activities.
Mr. Harold B. Crane is the new General
Mills Sales Representative for the South
Florida area. Prior to the war Mr. Crane
wFDR I i A 4
was a milk plant owner and operator in
New York. After the war Mr. Crane
spent five years as a Senior Sales Repre-
Florida Dairy Industry Ass'n
ALLIED TRADES MEMBERS
Special Advertising Section
S. H. MAHONEY EXTRACT CO.
SALLY H. MAHONEY, Pres.
221 E. Cullerton Rd., Chicago 16, Ill.
MEYER-BLANKE CO.-Dairy Supplies
"Everything But the Cow"
Jim Campbell Ph. 6-1366
2701 Dauphin St., Mobile, Ala.
PAUL-LEWIS LABORATORIES, INC.
Lactivase For Preventation of oxidized flavors
in bottled milk Redland Brands
26 N.E. 27th St., Miami, Fla.
PURE CARBONIC CO.
Carbonic Gas i "Dry Ice"
T. A. McMakin Ph. 7-8431
Strickland & McDuff Sts., Jax., Fla.
RALSTON PURINA COMPANY
Mills at Tampa and Miami
"A Dairy Program that increases capacity
and milking life of your Herd"
RIVERSIDE MANUFACTURING CO.
James M. Stewart Phone 3-3287
306 Lakeview Ave., Apt. 406, Orlando
Ice Cream Cabinets, Frozen Food Cabinets
W. G. Wright Phone 4201
333 Harbor Drive, Venice, Fla.
STANDARD CAP & SEAL CORP.
Tamper Proof Seals & Machinery
1121 duPont Bldg., Miami, Fla.
STANDARD CAP & SEAL CORPN.
Milk Bottle Closures
R. G. "Bob" Smith
500 Piedmont Ave. N.E.,Atlanta, Ga.
STEIN HALL & CO., INC.
Ex-Cello Glue, Powered Egg Yolk,
Stabilizers, Coconut L. A. Gaston
3912 San Juan, Tampa, Ph. 62-0171
THATCHER GLASS MFG. CO.
Glass Milk Containers
W. T. LOVE, Florida Representative
2726 Willow Dr., Charlotte, N. C.
TESCO CHEMICALS, INC.,
ATLANTA 5, GA.
Anhydrous Ammonia, Liquid Chlorine
Amica-Burnett Co., Jacksonville
C. S. Johnson, Tampa -
W. L. Filbert, Miami
24 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
tentative for Cherry-Burrell Corporation
in Syracuse, New York, and most recently
was associated with Eastern Dairy Equip-
ment Company at Utica, New York, as a
jobber salesman. Mr. Crane has a wide
experience through his association with
these various phases of the milk industry.
Mr. Crane has moved to Miami with his
wife and three months old son.
Coincident with the above appoint-
ment, Mr. O. C. Syfrett, Manager of the
General Mills Miami Branch, has an-
nounced addition of a service representa-
tive to his organization. This position
will be filled by Mr. Charles A. Derby.
Mr. Derby also has a wide experience in
dairy plant operation having spent ten
)ears as a milk plant operator before be-
coming associated with Creamery Package
in Boston as a sales representative. From
1943 to 1950 Mr. Derby was employed as
a Supervisor of the Service Department
for Sealright Company in Fulton, N. Y.
and since 1950 has been associated with
Onandaga Dairy Supply Company of
Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. Derby has a fine fam-
ily of a wife and three boys who have
moved to Miami.
In employing these two trained men for
the area General Mills will be able to as-
sist in the expansion of the milk industry
in South Florida.
Cliff Wayne Southern
Dairies State Manager
CLIFFORD D. WAYNE, for the past five years
Atlanta Zone Manager for Southern Dair-
ics, Inc., has been advanced to the posi-
tion of Divisional Manager for the State
of Florida. Elected
to the Board of Di-
rectors earl this
year, Mri. Watyne he-
gan with Southern
Dairies as a Sales Re-
presentative in 1935;
was later made Sales
Manager in i!14o,
and a Zone Manager
WAYNE in 1946.
Active in civic af-
lairs, he has been a member of the Sales
Executive Club, Chamber of Commerce,
Kiwanis Club, Atlanta Athletic Club and
Ansley Park Golf Club. He is a past
President of the Georgia Dairy Associa-
tion, and is an Honorary Member of the
Dairy Science Club of the University of
He is already active in Florida Dairy
Industry affairs as a member of the Legis-
lative and Public Health Committees of
the Florida Dairy Industry Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne and their three
children are now making their home in
ALL COMMERCIAL butter is graded for flavor,
body texture, color, salt and packaging.
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
L Our Mill gives you the benefit of our employees' accumulated
271 years experience in the feed industry.
LAKELAND CASH FEED COMPANY
Manufacturers of Bingo Feeds and Mineral LAKELAND, FLA.
Russell Bevan and Andy Lay (center) man registration desk Registration gels under way
Short Course class in session Dr. E. L. Fouts, addressing Short Course annual dinner *
ment Group enjoying the program Group participating in the Ice Cream Clinic
Allied Trades entertainment committee Short Course Committee plans for 1952.
* Chairman Bevan presides *
A. C. Dickson leads the entertain-
Entertains with beautiful voice *
(Continued from page 14)
by the annual banquet and entertain-
ment by Jack Dew of Southern Dairies,
Jacksonville, and his talented entertainers.
The entertainment was sponsored by the
Alligator Club and was well represented
by a fair sized delegation of the Allied
In view of the excellent program, the
retiring Plant Operations Committee
pointed out that the time spent in attend-
ing such a conference would be sure to
pay dividends to those taking advantage of
it and urged that dairymen from large
and small plants alike avail themselves of
this opportunity at the future annual
plant short course events.
Members of the F.D.I.A. and Ice Cream
Plant Operations Committee are:
Russell Bevan, Chmn., Borden's Dairy,
St. Petersburg; W. W. (Bill) Bennett, Bor-
den's Dairy, Tampa; Paul E. Burner, Dins-
more Dairy Co., Jacksonville; Dr. Guy M.
Crews, Southern Dairies Inc., St. Peters-
burg; Dr. C. L. Wrenshall, Foremost
Dairies, Inc., Jacksonville; Milton Gelb-
man, Borden's Dairy, Jacksonville; Ray E.
Kibbe, Plantation Foods, Uleta; John
Prince, Florida Dairy Inc., Tampa; Rudy
J. Schneider, Schneider's Creamery, Inc.,
Eustis; Jerry Toms, Graham's Dairy, Inc.,
Hialeah; George Tworoger, Borden's
Dairy, Miami; Dr. E. L. Fouts, Dairy Dept.
U. of F., Gainesville; Dr. Leon E. Mull,
Dairy Dept. U. of F., Gainesville.
Ice Cream Social
Nets Chapel $57
NET PROCEEDS Of $57.70 were realized re-
cently by the Women's Auxiliary, Chapel-
by-the-Sea, Clearwater, at an old-fash-
ioned ice cream social on the grounds of
the Yacht Basin Apartments.
Twenty cakes were furnished by the
group while ice cream was provided by
Foremost Dairies. Yacht Basin Apart-
ments authorities arranged flood lights
and permitted the use of their beach
chairs for an estimated 200 attending.
Table appointments were in keeping with
a Holloween motif.
Ira Stone, Representative
Charles Dennery, Inc.
CHARLES DENNERY, INC. Of New Orleans
has announced the
appointment of Ira
Stone as Florida
Stone's address is
Riviera Plaza, Miami
SBeach, where he re-
r i sides with his wife
and two children. He
Si is originally from
STONE Pennsylvania but for
the past year and a
half has been associated with Breakstone
Bros. Dairy Products Co. in Miami.
4-H Dairy Club Organizes
BARTOW-The 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging
Club was organized under the sponsor-
ship of W. H. Kendrick, Polk County
Newly elected officers are Herman
Bowers of Lake Wales, president; Inex
Thornhill of Dundee, vice-president; Beth
Gardner of Lake Wales, Secy-Treasurer;
and Lillian Songdon of Haines City, re-
PLANTATION FOODS, INC. has announced
plans to enlarge its facilities for hand-
ling dairy products and frozen foods in
Coral Gables Consumer
Compares Milk Prices
ACCORDING TO a letter to the Editor of the
Miami Herald from E.P.F. of Coral Ga-
bles, the price of milk in Florida is 2 and
3 cents less per quart than in some other
"On a recent trip," states E.P.F., "which
took me through several Florida and
Georgia cities, I inquired the price of milk
in super market stores in each and found
the following prices, for Grade A pas-
teurized milk, now being sold in Miami at
26 cents: St. Augustine, Fla., 260; Jack-
sonville, Fla., 26; Brunswick, Georgia,
280; Savannah, Ga., 280. And I was told
that the price in Atlanta, Ga. was also
288. I am also reliably informed that in
much-farther north Atlantic City, N. J.
the price is 2721, with special brands at
"It is to be remembered that no grain
is produced here in large quantities and
the amount necessary for commercial milk
production must be imported from the
Middle West, or farther; therefore, the
cost of milk is being thus dictated by a
higher production cost here and the high
long-haul frieght charges to be absorbed,
on dairy feed and all dairy supplies."
In this same article it was stated that
one quart of milk (at 260 per quart) equals
in food calories three quarters pound of
steak (costing 930).
A MOTORIST was rolling down the road at
sixty miles, when he crashed into a load
of hay and upset it. "Hadn't you better
tell your father?" he said to the farm boy
who stood looking at the upset hay.
"He knows," replied the boy.
"He knows? But how can he?"
"He's under that hay."
26 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
U. of F. Dairy Science Club
Holds Annual Open House
STUDENT MEMBERS Of the Dairy Science Club
of the University of Florida held their
annual open house at the U. of F. Dairy
Laboratory recently, according to Tom
Perry of Hollywood, who is Club Presi-
The Club is composed of students who
are majoring in dairy science at the Uni-
versity. Perry said that all dairying equip-
ment was in operation during the open
house period and that Club members de-
monstrated various tests in the laboratory,
explained the operations of processing
equipment and displayed charts on good
feeding and herd management practices.
Besides Perry, other officers of the Dairy
Science Club are Bryant W. Judge, Jr.
of Orlando, Vice-President: Richard G.
Wood of Sarasota, Secretary; and Jack
L. Barrs, of Jacksonville, Treasurer.
Hasleton, Rotary Head,
Winner of Contest
OUR CONGRATULATIONS to T. Stin Haselton,
Eustis dairyman (and Rotary President)
for being the Lake County winner in the
efficient Dairy Production Contest. Stinl
has an outstanding herd of Guernsey cat-
tle that results from a lot of hard work
and planning over a number of years.
His herd has improved in effiicency con-
sistently during the past several years, ac-
cording to the records of the Pioneer
Dairy Herd Improvement Association of
which he is a member.
A native of Eustis, Stin was educated
there and at Stetson University. He
earned his first dollar by working during
the summer at the First State Bank of
Milk Price Changes Made
PRICE ORDERS affecting two Florida Coun-
ties were announced by the State Milk
Commission, according to a United Press
story of November io.
One order makes Orange County prices
(23 cents wholesale, 25 cents retail for
Grade A pasteurized, raw and chocolate)
effective also in Seminole County.
The other order adds Nassau County to
the present Duval-Clay Counties area.
Present Duval-Clay Counties area has a
minimum price for Grade A pasteurized
milk of 26 cents a quart.
Nolan Cow Earns
AJCC Silver Medal
A REGISTERED Jersey cow, Pansy Heir Dean,
owned by W. J. Nolan, Jacksonville, Fla.,
has earned the Silver Medal award of The
American Jersey Cattle Club. She recently
completed a production record of 10,055
lbs. milk and 5.0 lbs. butterfat in 305 days
at the age of 3 years and 9 months.
All tests on the official production re-
cord were made under the supervision of
the University of Florida and were veri-
fied by The American Jersey Cattle Club,
which has its national headquarters in
The butterfat production achieved by
this cow is more than two and one-half
times as much as is produced by the "aver-
age" dairy cow in the United States.
She has been officially classified for
type by the Club with the high rating of
State Board of Control
Honors Dead Cow
THE STATE Board of Control paid tribute
to a highly-prized state-owned dairy cow,
now dead from eating barbed wire.
The cow, Victor Baby Hilda, died re-
cently as a result of a stomach infection
caused from a piece of barbed wire. She
belonged to the Florida State School for
the Deaf and Blind at St. Augustine.
"The cow was one of the outstanding
Jersey cows in the State and won the State
record for yearly milk production two
times in sm( session said Dr. Nettles, Pres-
ident of the School. "It is hoped that we
will be able to bring some of her offspring
up to the production she made," he added.
Twin Calves Born
In Sarasota County
A GCUERNSEY Cow at J. F. Bisphain's Bayside
Dairy Farm off the South Tamiami Trail
has given birth to the first set of twins
born in the county dairymen's artificial in-
semination program. The twin calves
were born last week, just a month after
the first calf produced by the artificial
insemination program in Sarasota County
was born on the Schmid Dairy Farm on
Lockwood Ridge Road. Dairymen and
farm leaders have hailed the program as
a boon to improved quality of dairy cattle
in this area.
Salesmen Meet, Miami
THE REGULAR monthly meeting of the Flori-
da Independent Dairies Sales Managers
Association was held in Miami, November
i5th. The officers of this group are: Presi-
dent, Curry J. Bassett, Bassett Dairies of
Tallahassee; Vice-President, J. H. Hen-
drie, White Belt Dairy Farms of Miami.
This is the Florida 4-H dairy judging
team that zon first place in the National
4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held
during the National Dairy Cattle Con-
gress. From left to right: Steve Simmons,
IVarren Alvarez, C. TV. Reaves (Florida
Extension Dairyman-Coach), Raymond
Alvarez, Paul Thornhill.
Florida has National
Champion 4-H Team
THE FLORIDA Dairy 4-H team won the
National .1-H Dairy Cattle Judging Con-
test held at Waterloo, Iowa, at the Na-
tional Dairy Cattle Congress the first of
October. The team's score of 3672 was
39 points above Kansas, which placed
second with 3633. Oklahoma placed third
with 3621 points, followed in order by
Nebraska, Iowa, South Carolina, New
York. Indiana, Colorado, Maryland,
Texas, Kentucky, Wisconsin, North Caro-
lina, and Minnesota. Twenty-seven states
were represented in the contest.
The record of the Florida team in win-
nling first in competition with the strong-
est dairy states attracted attention to the
state and its dairy interests. By winning
the national contest, Florida qualified to
represent the United States in the In-
ternational Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
to be held in England next summer.
The Florida team was composed of Paul
Thornhill of Dundee, Ray and Warren
Alvarez of Jacksonville, and Steve Sim-
mons of St. Augustine and was coached
bv C. W. Reaves, State Extension Dairy-
The members of the team to represent
the state were selected in the final 4-H
Dairy Judging Contest at Gainesville in
June between those who had made quali-
fying scores at the State 4-H Dairy Show
in Orlando last February. A series of dis-
trict contests held at district 4-H dairy
shows over the state prior to the State
Show gave opportunity for 4-H boys and
girls all over the state to try out for the
Sponsors who provided the expenses for
the trip to Waterloo for the Contest were
Foremost Dairies, Southern Dairies, Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Welkener, and the Flori-
The trip was planned for educational
(Continued on page 30)
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Ladies Enjoyed Treasure Hunt
At the Detroit National Conventions
by BERTHA JOHNSTON
DEAR MARJORIE: Complying with your re-
quest, I will try to give you a brief report
for the Ladies Auxiliary, of the ladies pro-
gram at the 1951 National Conventions of
the Milk Industry Foundation and the
International Association of Ice Cream
Manufacturers, held in Detroit October
22 to 27.
Members of our Florida Auxiliary who
have attended the National Conventions
will realize how impossible it is for one to
adequately describe what goes on and
how lovely these meetings are.
My purpose will be to try to interest
more of our Florida ladies in attending
the National conventions and I will re-
mind you now that the 1952 conventions
were announced to be held in Chicago.
1 further hope that I may be able to re-
port an idea or two that might be adapted
for the ladies program of our next Florida
The Detroit ladies hospitality commit-
tee provided lounges and reception rooms
at both the convention hotels and served
tea throughout each day.
The Ice Cream Association had a very
unusual feature of their program which
some 300 ladies participated in and
thoroughly enjoyed. This was called a
"Treasure Hunt". Ladies, dressed in pi-
rate costume, registered all those who
wished to participate. Now, who wouldn't
be interested in a hunt when S5,ooo.oo
worth of prizes were at the end of the
hunt. The prizes, all on display, included
just about everything from television sets
to electric refrigerators and washing ma-
Those taking part in the hunt were re-
quired to have their treasure hunt card
properly checked at to different down-
town stores as a requirement for qualify-
ing for the prize drawings which were held
the afternoon of the third day.
Visiting the various stores, of course,
was fun and everyone was cordial and
courteous. No purchasing was required.
Even though I was not lucky in the prize
drawings, it was fun and I would suggest
consideration of the plan for our next
Florida meeting. Mrs. Paul Reinhold of
Jacksonville was one of the prize winners
but I do not recall what she won.
Florida ladies register for a Treasure
Hunt at the Xational Convention in De
troit; top shows Mrs. Bertha Johnston
Jacksonville; center, Mrs. J. IV. Gooding,
7r., West Palm Beach; below, Mrs. J.
O. Bowen, Miami and Washington, D. C.
Sightseeing trips were made to the
Henry Ford Greenfield Village and the
Edison Institute. These contained most
interesting and fascinating examples and
restorations showing the historical deve-
lopment of America.
A special ladies luncheon was given at
the beautiful Dearborn Inn. Also a
luncheon and fashion show were given on
another day at the beautiful new Veterans
The joint annual banquet held in the
ballrooms of the Masonic Building and
the pageant, stage performance which fol-
lowed in the Masonic Auditorium, was a
lovely and enjoyable occasion. The show
was a panorama of life and progress dur-
ing the too years of the life of ice cream
and was given as a part of the observance
of the 0ooth birthday of ice cream.
IT WAS Farmer Brown's first visit to the
big town. In the window of the Depart-
ment Store he read a sign: "Ladies Ready
To Wear Clothes."
"Gosh," he said, "It's about time."
28 FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS
The Veterinary Committee of the Association desires to be of service to Florida Dairymen through dis-
cussion in this column of any Dairy Herd problems submitted which are of general interest. Submit your
questions to the Editor, FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS. Dr. Karl Owens of Gainesville, Chairman of the Committee
will assign the questions to some member of the Committee to answer.
Serious outbreaks of acute and
peracute anaplasmosis among beef and
dairy cattle have been reported within the
past few weeks. Can you please furnish
specific information and recommenda-
tion for control of this disease?"
A By Dr. D. A. Sanders, Head of the
Veterinary Department of Florida
Agricultural Experiment Station:
"While anaplasmosis may occur at any
season of the year, outbreaks appear to be
more prevalent during the late summer
and fall months. Investigations by re-
search workers in the Department of Ve-
terinary Science have shown that anaplas-
mosis is transmitted from diseased or
carrier cattle to non-infected animals by
various species of blood-sucking insect and
tick vectors. Clinical symptoms of ana-
plasmosis usually do
not appear until 6o-
90 days following ex-
posure to the disease
carrying vectors. Var-
ious species of wood
ticks, which have
been incriminated as
DR. D. A. SANDERS transmitting agent of
the infective stage during the late sum-
mer or early fall months; hence, its pre-
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valence during this season.
"The tick vectors of anaplasmosis are
known as three-host ticks in contrast to
the Southern or Texas Fever tick which is
known as a one-host tick. The one-host
tick, which transmits tick lever or piro-
plasmosis and which has been eradicated
from Florida, feed molt and live upon
cattle continually during the larval, nym-
phal and adult stages. On the other hand,
the three-host ticks which transmit ana-
plasmosis, usually feed upon the blood of
wild life such as rats, mice, rabbits and
birds during the larval stage. After en-
gorging, the larvae drop to the ground
where they molt. After a period of trans-
formation they emerge as nymphs and
engorge upon cattle. Within a few days,
the engorged nymphs drop to the ground
to molt a second time. They finally emerge
during late summer and early fall as adult
ticks. Such adult ticks as may have en-
gorged during the previous or nymphal
stage upon infested or carrier anaplasmo-
sis animals, are capable of transmitting
anaplasmosis as adults to susceptible cat-
tle. An increase in virulence of the ana-
plasma organism occurs in the body of
the tick during the intervals between en-
gorgements, that is during the period of
molt, while the tick is transforming from
the nymphal to the adult stage.
"An excellent article on the overall
phases of anaplasmosis by Dr. Charles F.
Simpson may be found in the February
1951 issue of the FLORIDA DAIRY NEWS. Re-
search work on anaplasmosis is being con-
ducted on certain phases of the disease in
the Department of Veterinary Science.
Attempts are being made to develop a
specific treatment for anaplasmosis.
Studies are being conducted in an effort
to develop tests that will detect carrier
animals. Methods are being investigated
whereby such carriers may be treated to
eliminate anaplasmosis organisms which
occur within their body tissues. Studies
dealing with sprays for the control of ex-
ternal parasite vectors of anaplasmosis are
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value in addition to participation in the
contest. Enroute to Iowa, the team wit-
nessed the National Junior Jersey Show
held in connection with the Mid-South
Fair at Memphis. A member of dairy
farms were visited enroute for further
practice on breeds not common in Florida.
These farm visits gave opportunity for the
boys to observe farm and dairy practices
in Tennessee, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin
and Illinois. The world famous Curtiss
Candy Company Farms at Cary, Illinois,
were visited, where two former national
champions were seen.
Classes of Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey.
Ayrshires, and Brown Swiss were judged
in the contest. Oral and written reasons
were required on all cow classes. The
team placed consistently high in each of
the breeds. It was high team in Ayrshires
and high enough in all others to win the
overall contest. All members scored well.
Warren Alvarez was high individual on
Guernseys. Paul Thornhill and Ray
Alvarez were third and eighth high in-
dividuals, respectively, in the contest.
The Florida team won the right to re-
present the United States in the Inter-
national Dairy Judging Contest. This is
to be held at the Royal Agricultural Show
in England. Participation of the Florida
team in this contest is dependent upon a
sponsor or sponsors to finance the trip.
If Florida does not enter, the invitation
goes to the team which won second in
the National 4-H Contest.
Florida Milk Commission Host
To International Association
THE INTERNATIONAL Association of Milk
Control Agencies 15th annual conference
was held in Miami November 15, 16, 17
in honor of L. K. Nicholas, Jr., Adminis-
trator of the Florida Milk Commission
who was president of the group during the
past year. The members and staff of the
Florida Commission acted as hosts to the
Mr. Nicholas reports that the meeting
was considered the largest and most suc-
cessful ever held by that group.
A number of outstanding speakers ap-
peared on the program including; Mr. E.
W. Tiedeman, Office of Price Adminis-
tration, Washington; Mr. H. L. Forrest,
Dairy Branch, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture;
Dr. Leland Spencer, Cornell University;
Col. Richard J. Werner, Milk Industry
Foundation, Washington, D. C. and Hon.
J. Farris Bryant, Speaker Designate for
the 1953 Florida Legislature House of
Mr. Earl Osgood of the Milk Commis-
sion, State of Maine, was elected president
of the Association for the ensuing year.
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