Fairfield Farms Dairy Cooling Station Detour

At The Farm Power and Cooling

  1. The Delco-Light Farm Electric Plant Story
    Farms also used electricity from on site generators, a popular one was the Delco-Light
    The Delco-Light farm electric plant story begins with its introduction in 1916.
    Twenty five models from 500 to 3000 watts were available, either automatic gensets that would start on demand
    or the ultimately more popular hybrid version that combined the genset with a battery.
    The genset would automatically start when the battery was fully discharged, operate at its most fuel efficient point to charge, and stop when fully charged.
    The battery would silently provide electricity for several days before the process would automatically repeat.
    If the farm electrical demand was temporarily high, the genset would also start and run until the demand returned to normal lower levels.
    Operating the genset intermittently with a battery extended the engine life expectancy to an incredible “42 years” based on extensive testing.

    Bulk milk tanks, also known as bulk farm tanks or milk coolers,
    are primarily used for cooling and holding milk at a desired temperature.
    Because of their sanitary design they may be used for almost any fluid:
    water, fruit juices, honey, wine, beer, ink, paint, cosmetics, chemicals, or oil.
    Our bulk tanks range in size from 200 – 4,000 gallons and are
    sold fully reconditioned and ready to connect to your refrigeration.

    Heritage Equipment Company stocks a full range of used refrigeration equipment for the dairy, beverage and fluid processing industries.
    Freon and ammonia compressors, chillers, and condensers
    from manufacturers like Mueller, Frick, BAC, Copeland, Vilter, and Frigid Coil
    are available at our Plain City facility.

    PTO driven Generators
    We offer PTO tractor-driven generators with up to 165 kW of power.
    These quality Winco PTO generators are available in single phase or three phase.
    Low Pricing and Free Shipping in the Continental USA.

    From a former dairy farmer;
    1.) Yes, milk tankers are refrigerated, as are the storage tanks on the dairy.
    2.) Raw milk sours pretty fast - a matter of hours at normal dairy barn in the summer temperatures (85 °F and up).
    3.) In addition to being refrigerated on the farm,
    it is also homogenized in the sense that it is kept under constant agitation to prevent the cream from separating.
    More or less permanent homogenization is done at the processing plant

    Around here neither the route trucks that haul the raw milk from the farm to the creamery or
    the big semi-tractor transports that haul the milk from the creamery (really a central collection point) to the plants are refrigerated.
    They are, however, insulated and have shiny polished aluminum double walls.
    The raw milk is refrigerated in the farmer’s bulk tank and, after testing for stuff like mastitis and contaminates,
    refrigerated at the creamery until in is poured into the transports who go hell-bent-for-leather for the bottling plants.
    The idea is to have the milk hold temperature from the farmer’s bulk tank to the bottling plant.
    That can be done at least expense with a fast run and lots of insulation.
    Remember the milk comes out of the cow at about 105 F and the farmer cools it down to about 40 F before the stuff ever sees a truck.
  3. Surge Milker History
    In the fall of 1922, Herbert McCornack invented the Surge Bucket Milker.
    The Surge is no longer new. In three years, <1923 to 1926> its use has spread from Maine to Hawaii - from central Canada to the Rio Grande
    Farmers were delighted to find that they were getting more milk from their cows with the Surge Bucket Milker.
    The Surge Milker was originally made of Monel Metal, an alloy of 67% nickel, 28% copper,
    Starting in April 1936 Surge buckets were manufactured from 18/8 "Republic Enduro Stainless Steel".
    In the 1960's, pipeline milking systems replaced bucket milkers as the preferred way to milk cows in North America.
    Pipeline milkers require much less labor and are easier on the humans doing the milking.
    Pipeline systems were developed in the 1950's and 1960's.
    Thousands of Pipeline milking systems were installed in the 1960's and 1970's as farmer's herds were getting larger.
  4. DeLaval pipeline milking system DeLaval still around

Dairy Cooperatives - Fighting back against National Dairies?

    In cooperatively marketing their products, farmers and their cooperatives enjoy a significant anti-trust exemption under the Capper-Volstead Act of 1922.

    The History and Role Of Dairy Cooperatives Prepared by: Bob Cropp, Truman Graf, January 2001
    Regional cooperatives formed in the late 1960s, consolidated manufacturing facilities, especially milk drying and cheese plants, to improve operational efficiency.

    Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative
    Serving member-owners since 1920, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc. is headquartered in Reston, Va.,
    just minutes from the heart of the nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C.
    The cooperative markets milk for 1,500-plus dairy farmer owners throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the U.S.

    High's Dairy Stores
    It was founded as High’s Ice Cream by L.W. High in Richmond, Virginia in 1932 and purchased by James R. Gregory, Jr. (1914–1994) with two partners in 1938,
    at which time there were 16 stores and an ice cream plant in Richmond.
    In 1941, Convenient Systems, Inc. of Winston-Salem, North Carolina purchased the chain, then numbering 50 stores.
    Gregory remained at the helm until 1976.
    The company was acquired by the Capital Milk Producers Cooperative, who grew the chain to 350 High's Dairy Stores and Restaurants,

  2. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1996-12-25/business/1996360018_1_dairy-farms-wilhide-dairy-cooperatives
  3. http://articles.herald-mail.com/1999-12-02/news/25101743_1_maryland-dairy-division-of-milk-control-northeast-interstate-dairy-compact
  4. February 16, 1971 The News from Frederick, Maryland Page 15
    Key-De-Blue Dairy Farm Trips The Corporate Fantastic Wilhides Beat Modern Monster With Incorporation
    By MARTHA RAVER Carroll County Correspondent Our modern monster, the corporation, is said to be creeping across the land,
    dehumanizing the individual businessman or farmer and destroying family ties.
    Carroll Wilhide and his sons, Myron and Richard, of Detour, have discovered just the opposite.
    For them the corporation is the best means to protect and improve their farm and to secure their working relationships.
    Their Key -De - Blue Farm (named for the Keysville and Detour Roads and the Blue Ridge Mountains just across the...
    Mon- Farm Page freatrick Page B-3 THE NEWS. Frederick, Maryland Tuesday, February 16, 1971
    is a production tool used by the modern dairyman to help him manage his business more profitably.
    In Baltimore and Carroll Counties 126 dairymen used this tool in November.
    One way to gauge a successful dairy operation is to measure the level of butterfat produced by the herd.
    Those dairymen listed below have achieved production which averages 500 Ibs. of butterfat per cow per year.
  5. washingtonpost.com Time, But Not Floods, Goes by Detour By Eugene L. Meyer October 7, 1981
    The name dates to 1905, when the Western Maryland Railway decided that "Double Pipe Creek"
    was just too long a name for the the train timetables for this tiny village on the Frederick-Carroll County line. Change it, the railroad said.
    Four decades ago, the Federal Writers Project visited Detour and found two general stores, a bank,
    a grain elevator and coal yard, a blacksmith shop and a dairy employing 50 people. The dairy closed in 1958, the grain mill a year or two ago.
    Except for Roger Liller. He commutes to Bethesda. The Lillers moved up here from Gaithersburg to get away from the crowds and, except for the floods, like it here.
    The former dairy they bought in 1969 adjoins Double Pipe Creek, a good place to catch carp and bass when it is not flooding their home.
    During Hurricane Eloise in 1975, Liller said, "I sat on that railroad track the whole day and night waiting for the water to go down. The moon was shining the night it did.
    It looked like a horror picture, things hanging on the trees. My '57 Studebaker farm truck hung in that tree over there."
    Ms. Peggy Lou Liller, 73 January 17, 1938 - October 15, 2011
    Peggy was a graduate of Gaithersburg High School and received her AA degree from Frederick Community College.
    She retired from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Social Security Death Master File
    Social Security number 216-30-3972 was issued to ROGER D LILLER, who was born 27 May 1934 and, Death Master File says, died 03 June 1995.

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