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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1918 PAGE THREW KB. STEW TELLS GROWING PROBLEM OE DIS Tlie dairymen of this section read with great interest Saturday mornins the investigation of the milk situation in Chicago and the Klgin district which they recognize as similar to their own. it brought from I'rank it. Stewart, one of the leading members of the Mari copa I'ounty Dairymen's association, a reiteration of the statement that the. dairy industry in this valley is in a bad way and facing extinction unless re lief comes from the federal govern ment. ; The causes are several. Amon? them is the Riving so much of the land t' cotton and the high price of feed. Had s the latter condition is it is cnriain to he worse at this time next year. Offers of $U0 a ton for the first crop of this year s alfalfa in the field have lieen made and it is easily predicted that hy next w inter alfalfa will be sell ing at from $30 to $35 a ton. Under these conditions, said Mr. Stewart, and with the present prices dairymen are paid for their product, they cannot re- ! main in the business. Said Mr. Stewart: "The dairyman does not get half as much for his milk as he could sell the feed for. Pro fessor Clothier, who has been here rep resenting the government in an inves tigation as to the cost of producing milk, found in 70 dairies where cost sheets had been made up. that the dairyman has been getting from $10 to is a ton tor the hay he has fed to his cows. ."The following facts and figures are taken from a report made to food Ad ministrator Hoover on the production and distribution of milk in six states, the investigation covering 490 farms and 9.761 cows. In estimating the cost of production there are taken into ac count the items of labor, feed and equipment and it is found that the cost ranges from $2.88 to $4.24 a hundred pounds of 3.5 per cent milk. With labor at 25 cents an hour; grain $55 a ton; hay, $15 a ton; other dry forage, $7 a ton; ensilage and otehr succulent feeds, $6 a ton, the average yearly net cost of 100. pounds of 3.5 per cent milk is $-'.SS per hundred. With labor at 30 cents an hour; grain. $65 a ton; hay, $20 a ton: other dry forage, $10 a ton. silage and other succulent feeds. $8 a ton; the average net cost of producing milk is $3.56 per hundred for 3.5 per cent milk. At this average price and if the distribution by months followed the average course the November price should be $4.24 per hundred for 3.5 per cent milk. These are the actual figures for production. Cost for Product "At a time like this" said Mr. Stew art, "while we are at war the dairyman is willing to take cost for his product. He is patriotic enough to stay in the business. But in 1917 the dairyman of this valley got an average of $2.14 for 4 per cent milk or $1.87 for 3.5 per cent milk. Just now the Maricopa County Dairymen's association is making an effort to ahve a price established by the government that will justify them in staying in the business and that will encourage and stimulate production and to this end. F. W. Elliott chairman of the state food conservation, is now on his way to Washington to intercede for the dairy men in having a price es tablished. We hope to get a price of $3.50 for 3.5 per cent milk. It may be necessary ior the creameries to in crease the price of butter. But from information we have, the condensearie; can afford to pay $3.50 a hundred for 3.5 per cent milk and still make a good profit on condensed milk." "The dairymen's association wants to make it plain that it is not fighting the creameries and condenseries but is simply struggling for existence. And, unless we can get better prices, the dairy- industry of this valley will join the beet sugar industry. I understand that one creamery had turned back to it 500 cows within the last 60 days and that another received back from dairy men who could not make a living from them, more than 1.200 head of cows. We have also learned that the dairy cows of this valley have been going to the butcher's block at the rate of 1,000 a month. It is not an industry that can quickly be re-established for it takes four years to produce a dairy cow. . . - "We may not be able to produce as much butter under an established price of milk but the condenseries can handle it. Another condensery is being estab lished at Glendale and the Maricopa creamery is installing one. Jrom all figures at .hand, the condensery can easily pay $3.50 a hundred for 3.5 per cent milk." Relating to this, here are some fig ures from Hoard's Dairyman: 100 Pounds to Case "It takes 100 pounds of fluid milk to make a case (of 48 one-pound cans). The price is named as being paid for fluid milk in the Elgin district of $2.36 per hundred is 64 cents less than the cost of fluid milk fixed by the govern ment. When the government pays $5.12 a case for milk this is cost plus 10 per cent or 47 cents a case net pepfit allowed bv the government to the con denser, the price of $2.36, the Elgin price would be a profit of $1.11 a case." "Now let us apply these figures and see what the condenser really makes. Let ns take a condensary whose out put is 1,000 cases per day which is the admitted output of a condensery like that of the Carnation company at Em erson. At 47 cenfs per case, his profits would be $171,500: at 87 cents (price paid here.) $317,550; and at $1.11 (the Elgin price.) $40o,lo0." On the subject of the profitableness of condenseries said Mr. Stewart: "The government under its arrangement with the condenseries takes ten per cent of their output at $5.12 a case. The market price to he retailer is $5.75 a case. At the price of milk here, the total cost of manufacture of a case of condensed milk would not exceed $4.40 so that there is a clear profit of $1.33 a case. A 1,000-case condensery costs $175,000 including operating capital. At a profit of $1.35 a case, the profit for a day is $1,350. It would seem that a part of that immense profit should go to the producer that his industry might be kept alive." -' o Law-ton, Okla. Duck hunters claim that the airplanes which have en circled the surrounding country durinsr the 'last few months scared away all the wild ducks from their old haunts in this section and now poultry raisers are claiming that the airplanes which pass over the barnyards at a low alti tude in the vicinity of the aviation camp at Fort Sill frighten the hens so badly that they scurry to cover and forget to lay. 1HM naff.vi n u i,. I Mil lr . '4-.T - 1 1 nji I Ill i '"'U n M i I 1 ill I I II mi m m ra m Mjsi .ppiir pa mm imiiiinimmninmi.il . 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