University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Link to University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The State of Wisconsin Collection

Page View

Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
(1882)

Lorentzen, John
Butter making,   pp. 105-112 PDF (1.7 MB)


Page 105

 
Burrug MAKING. 
ulation in your midst, you wouAd have a steady and sure demand for 
your products, and your returns would be quick and even - two 
very important considerations. 
You all know what it is to depend on a diminishing wheat crop. 
Like other raw materials, it is bulky, and it costs a great deal to 
send it to a distant maiket - especially to a foreign market - which 
takes but a small per cent., and yet, through that small per cent., 
fixes the price on all the rest. Wheat, too, is a staple article; and 
on all staple articles the margin is apt to be small. No portion of 
the western farmers fare so badly as the wheat growers; and yet 
we have so-called statesmen in this country who would have us for- 
ever furnish bread for England, and takoV her ihanufactures in ex. 
change! We.o an better afford to feed a manufacturing population 
nearer home, and work up all our raw materials here; leaving the 
refuse on our soil, as well as putting the profits on manufacturing 
into our own pockets. When we send none but manufactured goods 
to distant markets, we shall have reduced transportation to the 
minimum and done much to-solve the great railroad question'. 
Much of the profit of dairying comes from the refuse left on the 
soil, and the comparatively small bulk and weight of goods that are 
sent to market. Apply this principle to every branch of industry, 
and we have dome mueh to achieve industrial, as well as political, 
independence. 
I indorse the language of Senator Morrill: " A diversity of pur- 
suits makes a great nation possible in pesos and greater in war. 
General competence, habits of self-reliance, and higher culture, are 
thus more surely attained. The improvement in one occupa- 
tion is contagious and spreads to all others. Philosophy, politics 
and liberty all go up higher, and the happiness and dignity of man- 
kind are promoted." 
BUTTER MAKING, 
BJy JOHN LOBaxniZw, Bartett, Ill. 
Mr. Preaidenf, Ladia and Gentlemen:- It is a very easy 
matter, if one can swim, to do so with the tide, with the stream. 
Let one boldly enter the current; without effort he is propelled 
onward. 
105 


Go up to Top of Page