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GEOGRAPHY OF DENTON COUNTY
time approximately twelve or thirteen thousand head
in the county.
The removal of so many cattle has cut down con-
siderably the county's milk supply. The dairy indus-
try in Denton County ranks among the first in Texas
but the daily production of gallons of milk has exper-
ienced a decrease during the last few years. About
twenty-five thousand gallons represent the county's
daily production of milk at present, and in the city of
Denton alone twelve thousand gallons are consumed
daily. The two creameries located in Denton sell over
seven hundred gallons daily, while the rest of the milk
is sold by fifty or more raw milk producers in and around
the city. Part of this daily production is shipped to
Fort Worth and Dallas. The farmers living on the
Grand Prairie section send their milk supply to Deca-
tur where it is condensed into milk powder. The great-
er per cent of milk produced in the county is, however,
separated by the farmers, who in turn sell the cream to
the local creameries, to the cities of Dallas and Fort
Worth, and to the states of Kansas and Iowa.
The creameries in the town of Denton produce about
one hundred thousand pounds of butter annually, and
most of this amount is sold in Denton. In addition,
about thirty-five thousand pounds are produced by the
farmers, who sell it as country butter. A thirty-thou-
sand-pound-capacity cheese plant has been operating
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Cowling, Mary Jo. Geography of Denton County, book, 1936; Dallas, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90885/m1/87/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.