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)
NINTH ANNUAL (ONVEINTI0N $100.58. Net profit per cow 871.57. Pounds-of milk per cow 7857. Average price per cwt. of milk $1.28. ,.100 worth of feed brought $3.43. According to this report there are some farmers who are averaging a net profit of about $7.00 per cow while there are others who average over $70.00. These farmers are not a hundred miles apart, instead they both have the same sunshine, the same rain, the same conditions and live in the same county, and yet their profits are not at all the same. The difference is the man with the $70.00 profit is a student of his profession and always ready to learn, while the $7.00 says: Oh, well it is alright for the other fellow but situated as I am it cannot be done. A few years ago when the X-ray and wireless telegraph were mentioned, people said that it could not be done, and that the notion was only a vision of an unbalanced mind, a crank. But today the X-ray has become a great factor to the medical world and wireless telegraphy can no longer be denied. So we wish to state what your neighbor has done you can (lo if you are willing to learn and follow his example. The trouble with us people here in Southern Wisconsin we seem to be afraid of each other. We will not work together and until we lay aside these predjuices and fear, the dairy industry will never. .reach the height it should attain. What we have accomplished thus far is only a faint reflection of what can be done in.the dairy line if we all pull together. What Southern Wisconsin needs is the concentration of energy, effort and intelligence of the farmers, cheesemakers and cheesedealers of this section. The professional men, the merchants, in fact all classes of people meet at stated times and talk over their business, why should not the people interested in th dairy industry? .36
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