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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 741 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARE OF MILK Remove the milk of every cow at once from the cow-house to a clean dry room, where the air is pure and sweet. Do not allow cans to remain in the cow-house while they are being filled with milk. Strain the milk through a metal gauze and a flannel cloth or layer of cotton as soon as it is drawn. Cool the milk as soon as strained-to 45° F. if the milk is for shipment, or to 6o° if for home use or delivery to a factory. Never close a can containing warm milk. If the cover is -left off the can, a piece of cloth or mosquito netting should be used to keep out insects. If milk is stored, it should be kept in tanks of fresh cold water (renewed as often as the temperature increases to any material extent), in a clean, dry, cold room. Unless it is desired to remove cream, it should be stirred with a tin stirrer often enough to prevent the forming of a thick cream layer. Keep the night milk under shelter so that rain cannot get into the cans. In warm weather keep it in a tank of fresh cold water. Never mix fresh warm milk with that which has been cooled. Do not allow the milk to freeze. In no circumstances should anything be added to milk to prevent its souring. Cleanliness and cold are the only preventives needed. All milk should be in good condition when delivered at a creamery or a cheesery. This may make it necessary to deliver twice a day during the hottest weather. When cans are hauled far they should be full, and carried in a spring waggon. In hot weather cover the cans, when moved in a waggon, with a clean wet blanket or canvas.
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GEORGE CAREW (d. about 1613)

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