Decatur Daily Reviw 31 Jan 1960 page 39 Equity Union Creamery

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Decatur Daily Reviw 31 Jan 1960 page 39 Equity Union Creamery - 3f sisal DECATUR SUNDAY HERALD AND REVIEW SON....
3f sisal DECATUR SUNDAY HERALD AND REVIEW SON. JAN 5 i i960 v ? , - - V ' v4' s ' ' ; v ' ' ' x , ' - ' - ' v " ' " g X ' ' Svp -' fL - ' j William Lees, 75, Drives Dairy Herd From Pasture to Milk Bam Milk Cans Get Sterilized Rinse Before Filling Long Hop From the 3-Legged Stool From Cow Milk Goes to Weighing Jar, Pipeline and Cooler By Neola Thompson For The Herald and Review Typical of many dairy farms in the area is that of Lees & Son, a producer for Equity Union Creamery of Pana. The farm is in Shelby County, 12 miles southeast of Pana. Today's milking parlor with electric milkers, weighing jars and pipeline into cooled tanks is a far "cry from the three- legged- stool William Lees remembers. Lees, 75, continues to help with the chores at the .farm now operated by his son, Lowell, and two grandsons, Paul and Joe. Field representatives of the A airy wor producers to f ?7t A J 1 malfp euro etato rpnnirpmpnt arp met. Lab checks are made by state health officials on both raw and finished product Before milking time the room must be made spotlessly clean. Milking machines are assembled and sterilized as are the pipeline and cans all with chlorinated water. - , v is a feeder at the front of each stall so Bossie can eat while being milked. The udders must be washed and sterilized. And the electric milker is resterilized afte each cow. From the cow the milk goes to the weighing jar, a device which makes it possible to keep production records. From this jar, the pipeline takes the raw product to the cooler. It takes two men Vk hours to milk the 55-cow herd. Each morning the milk is picked up and taken to Equity Union Creamery. Some 250 gallons a day are received and put in stainless steel refrigerated tanks. From the tanks, the milk is pasteurized, standardized cream is separated homogenized and cooled to 36 degrees. Then it is packaged in containers from half-pints to gallons. Valley Lea is Equity's brand name. A farmer-owned cooperative, the . creamery employs 20 persons. , Dan Kiser Watches As Milk Is Pasteurized, Homogenized Machine Open Carton, Wax Coats, Cools. F no Seals g '-WtL SSTLj IV S-W i?. i, l - Truck Is Loaded for Delivery to Retail Outlets First-graders at Lincoln School, Pana, Sip Milk Supplied Under Federal Program

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  1. The Decatur Daily Review,
  2. 31 Jan 1960, Sun,
  3. Page 39

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