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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

Farrington, E. H.
A visit to the Ruetti-Zollikofen dairy school,   pp. 54-62 PDF (1.5 MB)

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Tlhe feeding value of the separator skimmed wbev was
not considered as equal to that of the  "boiled" whey on
account of its souring quicker. It is not heated to so high
a tem1)erature or for so long a temperature or for so long a
time as from the 'boiled" process.
'rhe whey from the (lairy school cheese factory is not
returned to tile farmers, but is fed to pigs in a building
some 5;0  feet from the factorv. The whev is cooked with
South American corn meal instea(l of the North American
product. nf(l the 100 or more pigs sold aich year make a
valuable addition to the income of the scho d.
Bv far the larger portion of the milk received at the
school is ma(le into Emmenthlaler, or what we call Swiss
cheese, some of the milk, however, is sold by the quart,
aln(l a considerable qualntity is skimmed 1 by the separators
for the purpose of giving instruction in buttermaking.
The skim milk is ma(le into cheese that is in no sense
aln imitation  of the  Emmentlhaler cheese but is s0o(l as
skini milk cheese in the home market.
About S32,00() per year is paid for milk at the rate of
"I.30 per 1'0 lbs. The  following figures show the vield
and prices of the various products madie at the school.
Milk at retail brings 3,L cents per quart, or about
1l .62 per 100 lbs.
When Enmmenthialer cheesc and Ashev butter are made,
100 lbs. of milk yields 8.2 lbs. cure(l cheese, which during
the past year sold at an averagre price of 16.6 cents per lb.
making $1.36, aIs the receipts for cheese; to this should be
ad(le(l the whey butter, which amounts to 16 cents, an(l the
whey as pig feed is calculated as worth 9 cents, making a
total of $1.61 per 100 1bs. milk when made into cheese.
When milk is separated and butter made of the cream
yield is found to be 4.36 lbs. butter per 100 lbs. milk; this
sells at 31 cents per lb., making $1.35 per lbs. of milk.
The yield of skim milk cheese is about 5 lbs., which
sells for 6.7 cents per lb., maiking 33 cents, and the whey

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