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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
(1882)

Eastman, E.
Mixed farming,   pp. 98-100 PDF (583.6 KB)


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MIXuD FARMING.                          99 
dred and forty sheep, and hogs according to the requirements of 
the farm. It will be well to mention here, that I usually raise and 
feed out upon the farm every year from two thousand five hundred 
to three thousand bushlas ears of corn, one thousand to one thou- 
snd two hundred pusnels of oats, and from sixty to eighty tons of 
hay. 
FARx AccouNT. 
Receipts for veal, butter, milk and cheese .......... ................ $1,625
Receipts for whcat...........................                    154 
Receipts for barley .............................................  493 
Receipts for hogs ................................................  450 
Receipts for sheep and wool ................... ................  869 
Receipts for beef and growth on young stock ...........  ..........  185
Receipts for wood and lumber      .....................          150 
Receipts for miscellaneous      .......................          214 
Total receipts ............................................ $3,640 
Pad out for hired help ............................. .......  $580 
Paid out for board ........................................  200 
Paid out for threshing .....................................  70 
Paid out for dairy supplies....................0 ............  0 
Paid out for plaster ........................................  18 
Paid out for four tons bran ................   : .....     40 
Paid out for taxes............................. .... .......  140 
Paid out for insurance ....................................  12 
Paid out for blacksmithing and repairs ......... ............  60 
Allowed for superintending ...........6....0...............  600 
Total expenses .................... 1... ............. ..  -   1780 
Netreceipts.................................................... $1,860 
Which will be equal to six per cent. on $31,000. I contend that 
mixed farming is not only more profitable, but better adapted 
to utilize labor. You can keep the most of your help the year 
round, and make a saving to them by having constant employment. 
In winter we take care of the stock first, and the remainder of the 
time we work in the woods clearing up and cutting decaying tim- 
ber into wood and saw logs, which is either used upon the farm or 
sold in the market. It will be well to state here that the most of 
the milk from the 8th of April to the 28th of November has been 
worked up in a factory into full cream cheese. The receipts re- 
ported from the dairy being $65 per cow, without taking into con- 


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