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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

Thomas, W. C.
Sheboygan County dairy board of trade,   pp. 130-131 PDF (383.8 KB)

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W   cNsuN DAixTxxr's Amsocumlox. 
Organized, 1873.  ale days every Tweday. SAsboygan Palls, 
At a mas meeting of dairymen of Sheboygan and adjoining 
counties, held in the court house in the city of Sheboygan, Friday, 
March 31,1882, the Sheboygan Falls Dairy Board of Trade and 
Plymouth Dairy Board of Trade were merged into one, and a new 
organization formed under the laws of the state, to be known as 
the Sheboygan County Dairy Board of Trade, with weekly meet. 
ings at Sheboygan Falls. 
The officers ar: 
Prwdent - Enos Eastman, Plymouth. 
3%ce-Priden*-Chester Hazen, Brandon. 
Secretary - W. C. Thomas, Sheboygan Fals. 
lVeasurer - F. A. Streblow, Plymouth. 
Directors -8. Hollensteiner, Chairman, Rhine; Carl Reich, 
Wison; Hiram Smith, Sheboygan Falls. 
The Sheboygan Falls Dairy Board of Trade was established in 
this village in 1873, with Hon. Hiram Smith as president and Hon 
A. D. DeLand as secretary. The first mile day was held on Friday, 
May 22d of that year, when there were five factories represented, 
Hiram Smith offering fifty boxes, Seth Conover fifty, Pieree and 
Strong one hundred, Mather Bros. fifty and A. G. Dye sixty boxes, 
total, three hundred and ten boxes; one hundred and fifty of 
which were sold to Davis'Bros of Chicago at eleven and one-half 
cents. During the first two years of the existence of this board, 
most of the cheese was shipped to Chicago or New York on con- 
signment, but the claims for "short weights," "off sock,"
were so numerous that manufaeturers here kicked severely against 
that method of doing business, and therefore established a system 
of selling their goods, to be paid for whsb delivered at the railroad 
station or dock, where, also, the weights were to be tested. Since 
that time the business has almost entirely Duieen conducted on that 
principle, as there are from eight to fifteen buyers ready to buy 
each sale day, representing London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Chicago, 
New York, Boston, St. Louis, New Orleans and other southern 

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