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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

[Cement floors not good for cows],   pp. 171-174 PDF (893.5 KB)

France, N. E.
Milk and honey,   pp. 174-178 PDF (1.1 MB)

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concrete from cellar to roof. It Cst conmiderabNe money, but 
it will stand for gererations. 
N. E. France, Platteville. 
Mhe richer the milk, the more and better aream comes to the 
surface. For the benefit of my county farmers, by repeated 
effort I was able to bring before you te Oream of all Wiscan, 
sin Asociations,-namely, the Wisconsin State Dairy COonve- 
tioc For three days you have had the Oream of dairy experi- 
ence, and if the valuable instruotions here given are applied to 
our various farms, it will be of untold value. Often, hae I 
wished my county dairy farmers could see the beautiful homes, 
profitable farm stock and milk factories of the speaken you 
have listened to. Of the manu  milk -1.6 -   W U 
have visited, no one so forcibly impresses the visitor or patron 
of neatness and pure product as the Hbard creaery of Fort 
Atkinson. With walls and floor lined with poished white mar- 
ble, clean machinery, more like parlor furniture, and a number 
of bright farmrsa' son4 clad in sow white suit. makin t1e 
beautiful pound prints of butter in a building free from foul 
odors so often found in Wisconsin factories, 
The Governor told you yesterday how to keep pure fresh air 
in the barn, and the same principle applies in other b di, 
--homes or factories, We have heard the inrt,       and I 
dare say we will no longer hold the peny before our eye. 
The profitable dairy is dependent first upon the man. If his 
love, interest, and enedf are not for hiwer daiy standard 
with an ideal of perfection before him, I fear his future pros- 
perity. The dairy to some extent is also dependent up= nat- 
ural sources of support, such as clover. Where the natl 
growth of white clover is found so abundant as ina *Srg 1pr- 
tion of Wia_,min, there will also be found larg fields of boyh 
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