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
Curtis, F. C.
What I have learned in butter making, pp. 81-88 PDF (1.7 MB)
WHAT I HAVE LuAaigzD IN BuIBTz MAKING. This paper might be extended longer and many more suggestions and hints thrown out, showing in whole or in part the benefits to be secured to the farming community if all their efforts shall be put forth in harmony with their own profession, and withal under complete and perfect organization and association; but you will, I am sure, supply in your own mind much that might be said, and possibly acting upon all, other and more perfect organization will be effected, and year after year, as in the past, perfecting your action until your profession shall take the God-ordained position it deserves. WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IN BUTTER MAKING. By F. C. CURTIS, Rocky Run, Wisconsin. Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:- It is with considerable reluctance that I accede to the invitation of the managers of this association, to write out " what I have learned in butter making." Not that I am unwilling to tell what I know upon this subject, but for the reason that I have addressed this association so many times upon this subject, or a kindred one, and also addressed so many other societies and assemblies of the same import, that to be in- structive, I must necessarily repeat much that I have reiterated on many occasions, all of which has been published, to a great extent. This, however, is no excuse for tiring in the good cause of im- provement; much has already been done by this society in the right direction, but by reference to market reports, and city sup- plies of butter, we still find a great quantity of inferior and spoiled butter, really unfit for food, rejected and sold for grease. A large portion of this bad butter is made from milk that was susceptible of having been made into choice butter, with less labor, had it been properly applied, than was laid out upon it to make this inferior article. The members of this association can doubtless pride themselves as being above these shortcomings, but the fact exists as I have stated, and I consider it our bounden duty to still labor to en- lighten the uninformed, however stupid they appear from our stand- point, or slow to adopt the improved and labor saving appliances of late years. A short time since, I read an extract from an address by the St
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