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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1903)

McCready, John B.
Report of cheese instructors,   pp. 69-72 PDF (978.6 KB)


[Milk shipping superseding the cheese factory and creamery],   pp. 72-80 PDF (2.3 MB)


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e Obtained a set of these wee  et  m  laeadate for or Dwity t 
and thome who used the  were very mu&h pleaedwinth flm 
I would recommend their use to all chese     and hope 
to see them come into general favor as I feel sure they will. 
DISCUSSION. 
Ex-Gov. Hoard: Mr. Aderhold spoke about the excellent 
prospect of heese in the future and enumerated sone of the 
causes that he thought would lead to that condition, and among 
them one of the hief causes I wish to speak of, and that is the 
remarkable increase in the consumption of milk in cities and 
towns. Our people have no adequate idea of this, The cheem 
making districts in New York today are almost entirely given 
over to the shipping of milk to the city. This invasion of the 
old cheese district by the milk shipment to the cities is constantly 
working to decrease the supply of cheese  Milk is now shipped 
to New York from a distance of three to four hundred miles, 
and the cities are calling for milk constantly. In, Wisconsin. 
many of our districts, where they used to make cheese and have 
since been making butter are invaded by this sue influence, 
viereas the growth of the number of cows is not anywhere near 
adequate to the growth of t~he people who consuma dairy pro- 
ducts. xrom 18e0 to 15M) the growth of the number of ewe 
in Wisconsin was only 51/s per cent. Tle census reports give 
us about 12 to 15 per cents increase of people Now, you know, 
these facts, if they are rightly understood, are clearly in favor 
of the farmer as to whether he shall embark in this busineuay and 
they are clearly in favor of another fact, that he shoold embark 
in it with capital fitted to the business, and not be led off by the 
siren cry of more beef. The dairymae who sticks to his busi- 
ness is going to be the surest man in the agricultural field for 
the next ten years to come. 
Prof. Henry: Governor Hoard has called attention to a vey 
important point, and he might have gone a little further; he 
might have told You that in 1883 the United States exported 
$10,000,000 worth of chese. He might have told you that at 
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