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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Agricultural possibilities of northern Wisconsin : an address delivered at a Farmers' Institute
(1903)

Dairying,   pp. 6-7 PDF (278.1 KB)


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former, yield good crops in northern
Wisconsin. The finest field of oats the
writer ever saw was in northern Wiscon-
sin. Under favorable conditions as much
as ioo bushels of oats per acre have been
produced, although the common yield is
from forty to fifty bushels per acre.
  With all of these facts firmly estab-
lisbed. there is no need of longer discus-
sing what crops can be grown in our new
north. The next question is: "What
industries will flourish there aside from
mere crop growing?"
Dairying.
  First of all let it be known that north-
ern Wisconsin is particularly adapted to
dairying, and in dairying, cheese pro-
duction should be the leading line. The
farmers of Iowa and northern Illinois
can produce milk which will make fine
butter. These farmers, however, cannot
send milk to the factory that will make
the highest grade of cheese. Milk for
cheese making must be purer and more
wholesome than that which will make
good butter. Now, because of its abund-
ance of luscious grasses, its healthful
climate and its cool, pure waters every-
where present, the farmers of northern
Wisconsin have special advantages for
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