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)
TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION 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. THE WHEY FED PIGS. 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- ledge. THE ANNIVERSARY EXERCISES. 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- 00(
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