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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
(1882)

Curtis, T. D.
Dairying in the northwest,   pp. 100-105 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 100

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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