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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1962. Department of Dairy Husbandry.


Copyright 1962, the author. Used by permission.


The purposes of this study were: (1) to obtain data showing the relationship between milk and cream supplies and outlets in a rapidly changing dairy area, and (2) to evaluate the adequacy of present developments as well as future needs.It is believed that this study will enhance the ability of those faced with making decisions or those persons consulted before decisions are made.

Three of the specific area of data considered necessary for this study are: (1) the volume of milk and cream currently produced and the outlets utilized; (2) current and potential volume of present outlets for milk and cream; (3) areas encompassed by collection and distribution systems.

The area designated for this study of milk and cream supplies and outlets includes 17 full counties and parts of six others in Northeast Nebraska.These counties are bordered on the west by Highway 281, on the north and east by the State border and on the south by the Platte River and Highway 92.The information for the study was collected for June of 1960 and 1961.There were 26 plants, one producers’ marketing association and one receiving station in the area.Also, there were four other organizations – three centralizer type creameries and one producers’ marketing association – outside of the area that drew milk and cream from the area and, therefore, had a definite effect on the area’s industry.Information was obtained from the 26 plants and the two other organizations in the area by personal interview with the manager of each plant. However, for the four organizations outside of the area, the information was obtained by written request. Both parts of the survey were conducted during July and August of 1961.

Advisor: L. K. Crowe