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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)

Smith, Hiram
Necessity of a plan in dairying,   pp. 40-42 PDF (632.0 KB)


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The association met at 1:30, pursuant to adjournment. 
NECESSITY OF A PLAN IN DAIRYING. 
By Hon. H    Bx SxITI{, S]heogan Falls 
Mr. President. Ladies and Gentlesen:- Nearly all of the great 
achievements, in the past and present generation, that have bene- 
fited and blessed mankind, has been the result, culmination and 
perfection of carefully considered plans. When Stephenson first 
made his carriage to run on two parallel rails, he had in his mind 
a well defined plan of a railroad. When Fulton first built a boat 
that would run against wind and tide, to the wonder of a suspicious 
and incredulous public, he had a clearly defined plan of steamboats 
plowing the main. When Morse first began to erect poles and 
string wires from Washington to Baltimore, he had clearly mapped 
out in his mind our present telegraph system that is sending and 
receiving intelligence from every part of the habitable globe. 
When an architect commences the erection of a building, he has a 
clear picture and plan in his own mind of the size and shape of 
every room, the length, width and angle of every board and 
stick of timber necessary to erect such building. When a super- 
intendent takes charge of a maufacturing establishment, he has an 
intelligent understanding of how many machines or articles he will 
make, how many persons he will employ, the sources from which 
he will get his supplies, and the market he expects to supply. It 
is equally important that the dairy farmer should have as well de- 
fined plans, so as to pursue his business intelligently, as any of the 
parties named; so as to take advantage of his opportunities and 
possibilities, that he may receive a just recompense for the capital 
invested and labor bestowed. Most dairymen are aware of the 
heavy annual losses sustained in consequence of the manufacture of 
poor butter and poor cheese, but there is a far greater annual loss 
sustained by dairymen in the lack of a sufficient number of cows 
adapted to the size of the farm. One fact should be constantly 
borne in mind, that it requires the same care, attention and time to 
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