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)
SOnorGAx COurTy DuxY BOARD or TRADU. markets, and no cheese goes on commission, unless it is some poor and off stock. Sheboygan county is peculiarly adapted to dairying pursuits. The abundance of water, and the numerous and excellent tracts of grass bank, have tended to point the attention of farmers in that 4hrestion, until the manufacture of cheese has become the all im- pwrtaut feature in the agricultural achievements of the county. The first export of cheese from Sheboygan county occurred in the fUR of 1858, and consisted of a lot of fifty-eight cheese; sold in Chioago -by John J. Smith, who also established the first cheese factory in the county. The dairy interests of Sheboygan county have been continually on the increase ever since the organization of this Dairy Board of Trade, and new factories have been erected every year; last year they numbered ninety-six in this county, and produced a total of about eight million pounds of cheese, which sold at an average of abouteleven Cents per pound; seven cents being the lowest and thirteen cents the highest price paid for Cheddars, and four- teen cents the highest paid for Young Americas here. The total value of Sheboygan county's cheese product last year, then,. was about $900,000. Besides the factories of this county, many facto- ies from adjoining counties are represented on this board of trade, and their sales will swell the amount of money disbursed for cheese by banks in this county last year to about one million dollars. The banks through which this business is done are: the Dairy- men's Bank and Falls Bank, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., the German -Bank and Bank of Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wis., and the Bank of Plymouth, Plymouth, Wis. All the factories in the county made full cream cheese last year except four, and two of those made one vat of full cream cheese. This year, however, the present indications are that three to five more of the old full cream factories will commence making cream- ry butter and skim cheese. W. C. TnomAs, Secretary. 131
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