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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)

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nt h iitate to pay one dollar per hundred for milk. Some
W.1) hi I a little better foresight or perhaps were a little
m).- al;enturoui dared to pay even better. Prices the like
of which never were realized in the history of the Dairy
Iniuitry of Southern Wisconsin.  However, there is one
thing wiich in our reaching ail rushing for great returns
anl ui24ualled prices we as an organization must seriously
c. iiider and remember. We must not loose sight of the
ever gaiding  and unfailing principle that is necessary to
attaii t) keep the dairy industry of Southern Wisconsin on
th2 hig:l-;t plying baiis n-in ly that quality mast always
oatrani< quantity. What the markets of the world want
tilty i; nit quantity but quality. A good product always
hi; a mirket. So it beh:)oves us as dairymen to use our
e-.'ry effort toward the production of a strictly first class
p.oluzt, but before we can do this we must fight that
m)1itroas evil - the greatest evil of all evils - the buying
of ch., z over shelf.   This practice  has lowered the
e~fi i2.ey of our cheesemakers, has been a detriment to the
farmers, an injury to the business and a loss of thousands
of dollars to the dairy interests of Southern Wisconsin. For
w:ltt in-. ntive is there either to the maker or produ-er, if
he who has a fine Number 1 product and cannot realize any
mire fo. it than he who has a medium quality. ks suoh a
c3.i ition conducive to the upbuilding of the industry?
TA! wars that this organization has accomplished the past
year as well as the previous years cannot be as easily
estimitel.  Like the rain that falls so freely upon a summer
droughit, giving newness of life and strength to every grass,
plant, twig and tree, so the influence of this organization
has been far reaching and touches directly or indirectly
every dairymen, cheesemiker, and cheesedealer, yea, every
baiineii min in Scathe-al Wisziaiin. Yet there are a great
many beneficiaries of this Association who do not or will
nit a-kiowledge this fazt. They are like the black snake
fou-l1 by Pat and Mike in their ramble thru the field. One
bright Sxa lay morning, Pat and Mike took a stroll out into

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