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, T. D.
Dairying in the northwest, pp. 100-105 PDF (1.2 MB)
Wmoxiw DAIYxN's AssociATION. sideration the product that was converted into pork, which would be at least (when fed in connection with corn) $10 per cow, making an aggregate of $75 per cow, which I think will be full as agree- able if not as profitable as special farming, be the dairy either con- ducted upon the summer or winter plan. The products have been sold for a medium market price - no fancy prices. What one mnwa can do may be done by another in like circumstances. I do not think it is advisable to recommend to the public a different hobby every year;. that is, say full cream cheese this year, butter and skim milk cheese next year, and the next winter dairying. But we should recommend a man to use some of his own brains and select such products to cultivate as in his opinion will be most profitable and best suited to his farm, for if he depends fully upon others to do his brain work, he will surely fail. It is not all science in farm- ing. A man must have some experience in farming in order to make a successful one. The old saying is, " experience is the best school teacher," but sometimes it is expensive, but may be worth all the more. In conclusion, I will state what one of my patrons has done in dairying the past season (he being a mixed farmer, selling considerable barley also). He has milked fifteen cows, and the product in the aggregate brought $939 dollars, besides what was used in the family of five persons, making $62.15 per cow. The product being mostly full cream cheese. DAIRYING IN THE NORTHWEST. By Col. T. D. CuBTs8, Secretary American Dairymen's Association, Syracuse, New York. I1TrODUCTOzY. To the President and emberr. of tas Convension:- Some one, probably my " nephew," your worthy secretary, has sent me a pro- gramme of your convention. Looking it over, I have felt a strong desire to be with you; but, as the American Dairymen's Ausocia- tion, of which I am secretary, will be in convention at the same time in Syracuse, it is impossible for me to be with you. I feel, nevertheless, like contributing my mite toward helping along your convention, which probably does not need my aid, though I venture to send you my humble effort.
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