HC Deb 21 August 1916 vol 85 cc2283-4
63. Mr. LUNDON

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he can see his way to render assistance to Irish co-operative creameries desirous of going in for the manufacture of cheese; and, in view of the future which is before this industry, will the Irish farmers be assisted in every way to compete with wealthy creamery owners in the hope of enabling them to make the best hand possible of their milk supplies?


The Department afford technical assistance and advice to any individuals or societies that desire to undertake cheesemaking. A number of cheese factories, some of which belong to co-operative creameries, have already received much help, and are visited periodically by the Department's Instructor in cheesemaking. The Department are also prepared to advise farmers generally as to the best methods of utilising milk supplies.