April 6, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture): (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1.
Year ended June 30. Lbs. butter Lbs. cheese.1898 11,253,787 196,703,3231899 20,139,195 189,827,8391900 25,259,737 185,984,430-1901 16,335,528 195,926,3971902 27,855,978 200,946,4011903 34,128,944 229,099,9252. The following statement gives the
number of packages of butter carried in cold storage from the port of Montreal during the seasons of navigation in the years named :
Season of navigation. Packages.
1898 209,172
1899 429,734
1900 227,863
1901 410,893
1902 525,735
1903 [DOT] [DOT] 335,395
The following statement gives the number of boxes of cheese carried in cold storage and in cooled air from the port of Montreal during the seasons of navigation, in the years named :
Season of navigation. In cold *In cooled storage. air.
1898
5,514 boxes.1899
1,406 "1900 1901 .56,500 " 23,269 boxes.1902
7,127 " 80,337 "1903
43,800 "
* The ' cooled air ' service did not go into
peration until late in 1901.
It will he observed that the foregoing tatements do not give the net weight of tie butter and cheese carried in cold stow ge each year, but merely the number of nckages. ' The department has no means f ascertaining the weight of the cold stow ge shipments. It is only from the poit

of Montreal that cold storage ships sail, as in the winter season cold storage is not required.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF BUTTER AND CHEESE.
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