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psssssttt- NeilThere's a small knob located beneath the base of the tail- just turn it to your selection and PRESTO!
When I worked in a creamery in the 60s, they used a centrifugal separator. The cream was sold, the skimmed milk was dried and fed to pigs, the pigs's crap was used as fertiliser on the fields where the cows grazed and the cows' milk was put in a centrifugal separator. Then. . . . Now that's what I call recycling.
I would've thought they'd just skim the creamy/fatty bit off the top of the tank of milk before the milk gets homogenised. The milk fat then goes into making butters, cheeses, butter milk (...ICE CREAM!! ) and the like. You could always make your own 'skim milk' by diluting it with water just to bring the fat percentage down...but you'd also get a similar decrease in the percentages of protein and sugars (lactose)...and it tastes terrible!The composition of milk also varies with the breed of cow that produces it, so a particular breed may be chosen to produce milk suitable for a particular purpose. For example, the cheese industry tends to go for a higher fat, higher protein type of milk. So in terms of breeding dairy cattle, it used to be all about getting cows that would produce milk with the highest fat content possible, since farmers were paid according to the fat content of their milk. But more recently the trend has been towards a lower fat, higher protein milk.Friesian cows, such as lovely Veronica, are the masters of milk production in terms of yielding large volumes. And the fat content of their milk is lower than for most other dairy breeds. That makes them, at least here in Australia, the ideal breed to produce large amounts of skim(mer) milk....now I've forgotten what the question was.
Yes there are standards; I was sometimes allowed to test the milk to find the fat (cream) content. Mostly I was a delivery driver - all over Cornwall. Got my first ticket for speeding in an A35 van!!!
To be fair, there was a 40mph limit on those vans (a "40" sticker on the back). I was doing all of 55 when the police car clocked me.I can't remember mine being that shiny tho'.
Dare I ask if you can recall what the penalty was in ' those days ' ?
I have to admit that I don't like the taste of milk and rarely drink it as when I was young and at school I was forced to drink 1/3pt every day.In those day it was full cream milk, unpasteurised and put next to an open fire to warm it......yuck!Too late for me but I'm glad Maggie stopped that practice.The only time I have milk now is in tea and that's semi skimmed and very little.
QuoteDare I ask if you can recall what the penalty was in ' those days ' ?I think it was £15 and 'an endorsement' on my licence!