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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Dairyfarmers, Dairy farmers, Dairy

First Page Number

131

Last Page Number

136

Abstract

As dairyfarmers, you are part of one of Australia's major industries—an industry which, according to the 1947 Census employed 106,526 persons in dairyfarming alone. As dairyfarmers, you contributed to the 1,200 millions of gallons of milk produced last year which incidentally was worth something like £80,000,000 net at the farm gate. Viewed from the nutritional standpoint, you are even more important. You contributed to the supplies of butter, milk and milk products which on a per head per day basis were the source of 21% of the total calories, 16.4% total protein, 44.6% total fat, 76.5% total calcium, 49.5% vitamin A, 14.3% total thiamine and 23.4% total riboflavine moving into the Australian dietary. These figures were calculated from Australia's 1948 annual report to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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