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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the tenth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thurs. and Fri., January 27 and 28, 1910
(1910)

Luchsinger, John
Remarks by Hon. John Luchsinger,   pp. 93-96 ff. PDF (891.6 KB)


Page 93


SOUTHtRN WIS. CH1;ESEMAKF.RS & DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N. 93
Remarks by Hon. John Luchsinger
Monroe, Wis.
It needs not many words to assure you that in grateful
reward for being the provider of the milk our great dairv
interest owes its life to, the Wisconsin dairy cow is well
cared for and generously fed. In the matter of shelter and
care nothing is too good for the dairy cow, roomy, light
aud warm barns, are the rule, the exception is the other
Way. water clean  and cool in summer,  and in winter
warmed, so as to prevent chilling, is provided. The milk
farmer needs no argument, he knows, that there is loss
when his cows are neglected, his monthly milk check is
the convincing proof of the care or lack of care his cows
receive, also whether it has Pti(l to buy and feed the high
priced grain feeds.
Many times we hear it said, it costs too much of the
earnings of the cow to feed her liberally of the ground
feeds that go the increase of milk, that such feed is too
dear to feed with profit. On the other hand the price of
everything made of milk is also so high that the pro-
ceeds equal the extra price for feed.
It is a fact however, that the amount of food fed to
our dairy cows is much greater than is generally realized.
None of the Hay, Fodder, Corn, Oats, Barley or other grain
grown in Green County are sold to be shipped elsewhere,
all is fed at home, but this is far from enough, in the year
ending Jan. 1st, 1910, there was shipped by rail alone into
Green County.           Oats of the value of   $10,300
Corn                    43,600


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