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Hibbard, Benjamin Horace, 1870-1955 / The history of agriculture in Dane County, Wisconsin
(1904)

Chapter IV: The dairy industry,   pp. 176-184 PDF (1.8 MB)


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    HIBBARD-IIISTORY OF AGRICULTURE IN DANE COUNTY. 183
dairymen and real-estate dealers, that the price of land in some
parts of the county has gone beyond the point where it will be a
profitable investment for dairy purposes. To make any net gain
at dairying on land at a hundred dollars an acre, with interest aL
five per cent., requires keener business ability than most farmers
possess: and these conditions are likely to continue while there
are such limitless possibilities for dairying to spread over north-
ern Wisconsin and other similar districts.
                TABLE SHOW1 ING PRICE OF BUTTER.
   ISM......          .         ..                   45 to 50c
   1840 to 1850-Reported by old settlers to have been worth 3 to 5
       cents in summer and 25 cents In winter.
   1851.                                              10 to 12%½
   18 55 .20............................................... 20 to 25c
   18G0.............                                   9 to 15c
   1 8.5.............                                 15 to 40c
   1870 ............................    ,    ............ 25 to 38c
   1875 .............................   ,   ............ 16 to 25c
   1Sso .........., 18 to 25c
   188.                                                ......... . . .  
                            15 to 22c
   1888..     .      .      ........... 10 to 16C
   1889.                                              15 to 29c
   190 .14 to 28c
   1811.                                              17 to 30c
   1892.                                              17 to 31c
   1893.                                              20 to 33c
   1894.                                              16 to 25c
   189S.                                              17 to 25c
   1896 .15 to 24c
   1S97.                                              14 to 23c
   189.. 15 to 22c
   1899..                                             16 to 2Tc
   1900..                                             18 to 29c
   1901..                                             18 to 25c
   1902..                                             19 to 29c
   1903....                            ..... 20 to 29c


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