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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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from skim milk cheese is calculated as worth io cents, inak-
ing a total of 1 .74 for l0O lbs. whole milk.
Summarizing these figures show 10)0 lbs. milk sold at
retail as worth $1.62; 1110 lbs. milk made into Swiss cheese
and whev butter as worth 41.01; 101) lbs. milk made  into
separator butter and skim milk cheese as worth 81.74.
A great deal of valuable data is containe(l in the an-
nual feeding- records of the 220 pigs that are bought at a
a weight of about '0 lbs. and sold when weighing about
225 lbs. I will only give, however, the averagre dailv ra-
tion per hea(l for the year: I) lbs. whey, .3 lbs. butter-
milk, .66 lbs. barley, 8 lbs. cornmeal, and during  a part
of the year .1 11). rye an(l S lbs. potatoes.  The increase
in live weight per day per heard was .06 lbs., and one
weight was produced from  3.9 lbs, (Irv matter in the feed.
The sales of pork during the year amounted to $t4110,
whici is a goo(l return for the cheese whey and the grain
fed to the pigs. All del);artnlents of the school are well
manage(l, and if a student does not get an excellent ULn-
derstanding of the successful operation of a Swiss cheese-
factory after working for one year at this school lie must
look in a mirror for aln explanation of his lack of know-
Ilavin- begun this article with the suggestion of a ce-
lebration description, it hardly seems appropriate to close it
without some reference to the exercises that were held at
the end of the current year on the twentieth anniversary
of the school. Printed invitations were issued and about
100 persons attended the annual exercises atl(l the spec-
ial celebration.
It apparently is the custom  in this class of schools
in Switzerland to hold pul)lis oral examinations at the end
of a course of study. In this particular case I happened
to be staying for the night at a hotel where the gradtiat-
ing class held its last evening jollification before the cx-

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