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
Baer, U. S.
Reasons why every dairyman and cheesemaker should support our association, pp. 84-87 PDF (746.6 KB)
SOUTHERN WIS. CI1EESFMAKERS' & DAIRYMEN'S ASS'N. 85 slippe(l by and the ever-changing hand of destiny has transformed the scene. While we still have the jigs. smel- ters and refineries, we also have the factories and the farms, the cheese vats and the churns, which are producing the greastest revenues of the country, and Babcock test instead of the assay is largely determining the wealth of the products. The cow is today doing far more for the state than all the mines put together, and the local cheese fac- tory and creamery are the stamp mills that bring out the value. Yet a little while with the same devastation of the magnificent forests of Wisconsin, and our lumber kings will be no more; and left behind all through the northern and central portion of the state will be a pathway strewn with a range of stumps left bleaching in the summer sun, to be transformed into meadow and pasture lands teem- ing with flocks and herds; a landscape to be dotted with creameries and cheese factories; and from abandoned lum- ber camps and former timber districts are to abound pros- perous farms and homes with the advantages of education, lectures and social life, fitting the people for the highest offices of American citizenship. Wisconsin's success in cheese-making is mainly due to things: In the first place, of recent vears every effort has been brought to bear in raising the standard of excellence to the highest point. This has been accomplished primar- ily by the early field work of the state dairymen's asso- ciation, the teachings of our dairy school, the influences coming out of the annual meetings of our various dairy associations, and the rigid inspection, counsel, advice and numerous prosecutions accorded alike to patrons and to cheesemakers and buttermakers of cheese factories and creameries, by the the Dairy and Food Commission. In the second place, all adulterated or fraudulent cheese of every kind is absolutely prohibited and excluded. The best, and none but the best, fitly expresses our motto. The result is that we have established a good name for
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