Wayne I Tretsven, milk specialist, evaluates milk quality in New Mexico. from Clovis News-Journal, NM, 13 Sep 1949

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 - County Milk Is Praised For the wcond time...
County Milk Is Praised For the wcond time within (hrcc nionUis, Curry county dairymen this week wore told that they are producing "the best milk this Aide of Chic- CONSERVATION NEWS BRIEFS Making the statement was Dr. Wayne I. Trelsven, head of Ihe daily department, at New Mexico A. and M. college. Trelsven ap- pea ted before Ihe Curry County Dairyman's association meeting in Clovis Friday night and made an informal Inspection of dairies and processing plants in the county Friday and Saturday. The statement was made Saturday Saturday after sampling milk brought to a local processor, who had been accused indirectly of placing too much milk sold him. on an "off- flavor" basis, which reduced prices received by counly producers. After niimpliiiK milk ill several local producers, Tretnve.n commented commented "milk in this iirpa on the whole, him mi excellent flavor and ((Utility. In fact. It's the ln-st I've had the pleasure of tngtlng since I left C'hienK"." The dairy specialist inspected plants of county producers and processors alter receiving H considerable considerable number of complaints from country producers concerning prices because of "off-flavor' He said some of Ihe off-flavor nil ings were biven producers because because of an extra stringent grading at the processing plant, but on Ihe whole, the undesirable flavors could be caused by a large number number of reasons. Principal reason offered by the specialist WHS weedy pastures. which he said would invariably cause a hitler taste in milk. Too. he said, bnclerin In water from deep wells in the area which is used to rinse milking equipment might be the root of Ihe reducing grading*. Tretsven explained that certain bacteria thrive in temperatures of below 40 degree Fahrenheit, uhich are the same temperatures recommended recommended for cooling milk before shipping lo processors. That en/.y- malic action could very well be Ihe root of the trouble, he said. However, he pointed out thai the milk \ya.s .still safe for pasteurization pasteurization nnd safe for human consumption consumption after the pnsteuri/ation process. There delinately Is nothing for Ihe producer to worry about, he said, as long as those bacteria actions actions are the cause cif the trouble. Tretsven culled attention to existing sliortiiKctt of milk In t -hi- st ate and ri-fcion iw the opportune opportune time fnr county producer* to receive the most for their By DICK BANHRR Klmer I^ngford, whouc farm In just across Inlo Texas In th* 'Pleasant Hill eom.numlty in one of seseral county farmers who are conducting experiments with DDT- treatments of seed to control the Pale Western cutworm this year. This year when he planted his wheat, he treated part of his seed with julphur, part with wet I able DDT powder, and part of it was left untreated. Each planting was made In itrlpi «o that observations observations can be made next spring w'hen the cutworms begin to | work, l.angford ilso I* experiment tag with fertiliser on some of his wheat land. A light application !of barnyard manure was marie on part of his summer fallow land, and the balance was nol treated. Comparative yields should be ea»- ily obtained in order to determine if this type of fertilizer application application will pay dividends under dry Innd conditions. Drilling operations to obtain Irrigation Irrigation water were begun on the Luther Moss farm last Friday. It is expected Hint the well will be drilled approximately 2(K) feel deep. He intends to irrigate IKO acres of cropland If a sufficient amount of water is available. Hup Grimes has moved his terracing terracing equipment to the Kugene .Scotl farm In the Hollene com- munily. He will build a little over three miles of terraces for Scotl nnd will move from there to the A. B. Fleming farm for an another another three injles of terrace construction. construction. A new terracing machine thnl that hns very good possibilities has just, been moved into the district district by J. D. Murry, son-in-law of W. K. Mulhnir of Ihe TCroadvlew community. The machine consists of « large dies and a conveyor belt similar to the Hancock ler- racer, but on B smaller scale. II mounts directly onto * Ford or Ferguson tractor. The machine will be one of several several to be shown at the terracing demonslralit'-i on the Merle Love Wednesday, October 12. Clovls machinery companies have expressed expressed I heir desires of demons! rat ing various equipment at Ihe day, which will receive cooperation of the counly extension office. product. However, lie strongly advised against changing processors during during Ihe short age period because there would be no one to take (.he milk next spring when surpluses surpluses occur In Ihe *am« areas where shortages now exifil. The specialist did point, oul, however, that if the producer received received an "off-flavor" rating and reduced price for his milk at one processing planl, he should be given the oppert unity of taking taking that milk elsewhere fo. 1 sale and grading the same which lit is degraded becau.se of one sampler's taste.

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  1. Clovis News-Journal,
  2. 13 Sep 1949, Tue,
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