Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Eleventh annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Elk-horn, Wis., January 31, and February 1 and 2, 1883. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests
Curtis, T. D.
Undetermined points in butter-making, pp. 41-49 PDF (2.0 MB)
4EL8VMOTH. A=UAL ROW OF Tu tural interests of this state shall be better served; whereby the dairy interes* of the state shall receive some of the money of this state, that something practical shall be done for the farmers of Wisconsin. Why is it that in our legisla- ture the railroads and lumber interests are always listened to? Why, because they are organized; because they know something of what they want. I believe we ought to do something towards establishing in Wisconsin an expenri mental statiox, and I hope that this convention will do thing to forward it. Mr. Hiram Smith-Although the questions put to us by Mr. Curtis are very pertinent, yet are we very far behind other industries? Do machinists know precisely how to apply power? We see the cog gear recommended, we see friction recommended, and there is the same uncertainty, if you look at it closely, through all human activities, and though we make many failures, yet we make as many suc- cesses. What shall we do? Shall we at down and wait for science before we do anything? We all know that you may pursue two different plans and get good results from both. You may set the milk in shallow pans, in a temperature of sixty degrees, and get butter almost perfection. You may set it away from the air, at a temperature of forty-five de- grees, and get butter almost perfection. Now, I am as much in favor of an experimental station in this state as any man, and I hope Mr. Hoard's suggestion will be carried out. Prof. Henry -I want to tell you of something we did on the experimental farm towards answering some of these questions. There is a man in this state selling what he calls a vacuum cream extractor, for which he will charge you W40. He claims he can take cream off in about forty min- utes, and that he can deodorize the milk, and so on. The company brought their pump down to our experimental farm, and there, before witnesses, Oey went through with their tests, and the tests came out against them. We got more cream in the Cooley deep-setting pans They fell be- hind the Cooley twenty per cent. in the amount of butter. They had a second trial, and they still got less. They are advertising all over the state of Wiuscomn, and when our report came out they_ claimed we hurt their business, and 48
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