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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)

Aderhold, E. L.
Reports of cheese instructors,   pp. 62-69 PDF (1.9 MB)


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68          Thirflra Awwi Rqpo       of As 
work at the rate of low grade pay that obtains in eastern Wis- 
consin. 
To the  eeeakers I wll say that it takes you a mighty long 
time to realize your condition. Your dwelling places average 
much poorer than those of your patrons. A great many of you 
live upstairs in your old factories. Some of you have lived 
there for more than a score of yews and nerer expect to occupy 
a decent house unles some one makes you a present of it. 
Model factories are about as scac ma hen's teeth. Most of 
you would be glad to perfect your plants if you could figure out 
returns on the investment necessary for doing so. You are do- 
ing a poor job in cheese woir, and you know it Your property, 
generally speaking, is not salable. Your machine" and snp- 
plies cost dare than they did a few years ago and the farmers 
are reeeiving fancy prices for their cheese so what reasonable 
-*        obje     etion can they have to paying you a little better for
your 
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Cahesemakers, are you not entitled to a decent house to live in 
such ae your patrons havet Is your labor not entitled to re- 
muneration thst will enable you to make your factory respectable 
and salable? IB not your profession reetable and legitimateI 
Are you ever going to realize that you need to become emandi- 
pated I 
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fight for what your station entitles you to so that you may be 
enabled to begin "right living" sometime before you die. 
The past season has been unique in point of advantages. We 
had an abundance of grass, insuring a big production of milk; 
cool weatber, insuring milk of superior quality, and high prices 
throughout Never before have we been blessed with so many 
advantages in a single season. 
As to the price of chees for the future I amu very hopeful be 
cause, finst, on account of our increasing population the deamnd 
for dairy products must grow; second, the rate of increase in the 
production of milk is restricted; third, the production of cde 
in the United States is probably not growing at alL  If I were 
compelled to amd a foprtbL Tegsoli it woid be tbiq The butter 
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