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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1904)

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ple say that they had some sort of a pull with the British gov- 
ernment, but that isn's so, it is because the cheese is better; 
and why is it better? Because of the great number of inspect- 
ors, fifty in one province and sixteen in another, and they go to 
the farmers' places besides going to the cheese factories. They 
go to cheese factory first and they examine the milk; they 
test it with the curd test, and they find out that from certain 
farms there is bad milk brought. Then they go to those farms 
and find out what the reason is, and that farmer is prohibited 
from taking his milk to that cheese factory or any other cheese 
factory until he reforms his methods. You know the Borden 
Milk Condensing factory are paying on an average this winter 
$1.45 a hundred for milk, and that is 50 per cent more than 
the patrons are getting at the creameries. Why is it? It is 
because they get clean milk every time. I have traveled 
through the districts where the milk is supplied for those con- 
densing factories, and I can tell their barns, I can tell their cat- 
tle, I can tell their wagons and the men that are doing that 
business, because they are clean. The wagons are kept bright 
and clean and are covered up to keep the dust out; the cans are 
all bright, clean ones, no rusty cans. The milk is taken right 
away from a clean stable and is cooled and is held until deliv- 
ered in a building by itself. They have men that go and in- 
sleet the premises and in the contract that they make it is pro- 
vided just what they shall do; these men shall have supervision 
of their barns and they go there to see that everything is all 
right. Now, in this state, with enough inspectors, and the 
power to enforce this law, it will be worth millions of dollars 
to the state of Wisconsin. I hope that we can formulate some 
sort of a plan that we-can place before the next legislature and 
have a law passed that will provide for inspectors. As your 
president has said, fifteen of them could only visit the cheese 
factories and creameries once a year, and that is not enough. 
We ought to have thirty of them in the state of Wisconsin. 
Then we could have clean cheese, clean butter, clean milk, and 
I am very sure we would get a very great deal more for it, and 
it would please our customers a great deal better. 
The Chairman: It is too bad that we are obliged to enact 
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