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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

[Nitrogen, amount voided by cow in one year],   pp. 41-45 PDF (1000.8 KB)

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Thirty-econd Anneal Report of the 
in New York I was offered a farm for $2,200 that once sold for 
$7,500, and I saw any number of farms through there that I 
remember forty years ago selling for $100 and $110 an acre, 
which I can buy today for $25 and $30; buildings galore, mag- 
nificent markets all around them, and what is the matter? 
Farming with no thought, no idea of the future or any remem- 
brance that there is a God in Israel who will avenge his people. 
Now, these things apply to Wisconsin farmers just exactly as 
well as anywhere else, and I am glad that the Profeasor has 
called for a class of old farmers up at Madison this year. If 
there is anybody on earth that needs to repent in sackcloth and 
ashes, it is us old fellows. 
Prof. Henry: I have probably about two hundred men in 
my class up there and none of them under twenty-five. 
Ex-Gov. Hoard: I thank God that this awakening of 
thought on this question has come, and I can see it before I close 
my eyes finally. I thank God that I can see that the spirit has 
taken hold of the people of this state and is advancing ideas of 
agriculture and that it has come to be true that the older men 
are getting interested. 
Prof. Henry: I did not make one point strong enough. If 
a man had a farm within fifty miles of New York, he would 
expect to get some advantages from his proximity to New York. 
If you lived in California, you would expect to get some advan- 
tages owing to the proximity to the Paeific ocean. Now, Wis- 
consin is doubly blessed from her location in several particu- 
lars, with our great rivers of transportation, our great lakes and 
our proximity to the wheat fields. As long as our friends out 
West are going to sell that bran in such quantities, it is the part 
of Wisdom for us to reach out and get all of that bran we can 
and put it onto our fields. I know a young man, who some 
years ago put an arrangement across the Chippewa river so that 
lie caught the slabs that were drifting away, and he kept at it 
and picked up that stuff and he had an income of nine dollars 
r day from the waste pieces going down from the sawmills. 
Now, look at the stuff that is coming from the mills of Minne- 
apolis, pouring by railroad trains across Wisconsin to feed the 

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