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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the tenth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thurs. and Fri., January 27 and 28, 1910
(1910)

Davis, Dallas E.
Winter dairying compared with summer dairying,   pp. 63-69 PDF (1.6 MB)


Page 63


SOUTHERN WIS. C11EESEMAKHRS' & DAIRYIMN's ASS'N. 01}
Winter Dairying compared with Summer
Dairying.
Dallas E. Davis, Monroe, Wis.
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen:
Why the task of comparing winter an(l summer dair vin-
should be given to one so young and inexperienced in the
business, I (1o not understand, because there are many
farmers in Southern Wisconsin, who not only have been to
the school of experience for many years, but have trimmed
and tried theories until they have worlied them out into
successful practice. On the hand four years has been allowed
me te gather up a herd of dairy cattle and to try out winter
and summer dairying.   Therefore what I shall sav ma!
contain more or less theory, and how valuable this will be
to you my fellow dairymen depends upon how much of this
theory will stand the scourge and trimmings of intelligent
and careful practice.
When we begin to talk about winter dairying it means
intensive dairying. Intensive dairving means dairv farming
governed by good business principles.
Dairying is no longer something we have to (1o because
we keep cows on the farm and cannot get along without
milking them and disposing of the product, but is one of
the best, most clean cut business enterprises in the United
States. It gives the broadest field for thinking, and if
governed by brains and business principles returns a good
net profit for the energy expended.
Dairying of any kind naturally resolves itself into three
parts.


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