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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, 1909

Stauffacher, Sam J.
Annual address,   pp. 29-36 PDF (1.7 MB)

Page 29

President Sam J. Stauffacher, Monroe, Wis.
Ladies, Gentlemen and Members of this Association:
Another year has elasped since we as an Association as-
senibled in Convention. Another year of experience, either
for our weal or woe has fallen to our lot. Another year of
history has been recorded to our Association and again we
have met here from the various fields of battle to report to
one another of our victory or defeat. In general the past
vear has been a memorable one to the dairy interests of
Southern Wisconsin as well as the entire state.   The
weather was favorable.  The flow of milk was abundant
and the prices stable and good.  Although the finanicial
panic of the fall of 1907 and the winter of 1908 was a great
strain upon the faith and good temper of men engaged in
all kinds of business, especially in the cheese and dairy
business.  These conditions placed a damper upon the
industry in that there was a great amount of old cheese on
hand, which proved a strong factor in supplying the demand
and thus greatly curtailed the outlet for last years product.
Despite this situation and the fact that there still is old
Swiss cheese from 1907 in the storages of our large cities,
the product of the past year steadily and gradually advanced
until the proiu-er could realize the tempting price of f4
cents for his limburg and 14.-k15 cents for his swiss.
Moreover the prospects for this year are very profitious, in
fact the outlook is so encouraging, that milk-buyers did

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