Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Thursday and Friday, March 11 and 12, 1909
Stauffacher, Sam J.
Annual address, pp. 29-36 PDF (1.7 MB)
SOUTHERN WIS. CHFESEMAKERS' & DAIRYMEN'S Ass'N. 29 ANNUAL ADDRESS. President Sam J. Stauffacher, Monroe, Wis. Ladies, Gentlemen and Members of this Association: Another year has elasped since we as an Association as- senibled in Convention. Another year of experience, either for our weal or woe has fallen to our lot. Another year of history has been recorded to our Association and again we have met here from the various fields of battle to report to one another of our victory or defeat. In general the past vear has been a memorable one to the dairy interests of Southern Wisconsin as well as the entire state. The weather was favorable. The flow of milk was abundant and the prices stable and good. Although the finanicial panic of the fall of 1907 and the winter of 1908 was a great strain upon the faith and good temper of men engaged in all kinds of business, especially in the cheese and dairy business. These conditions placed a damper upon the industry in that there was a great amount of old cheese on hand, which proved a strong factor in supplying the demand and thus greatly curtailed the outlet for last years product. Despite this situation and the fact that there still is old Swiss cheese from 1907 in the storages of our large cities, the product of the past year steadily and gradually advanced until the proiu-er could realize the tempting price of f4 cents for his limburg and 14.-k15 cents for his swiss. Moreover the prospects for this year are very profitious, in fact the outlook is so encouraging, that milk-buyers did
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