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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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meeting of the County Board. 'iThe initiative step is taken
and now it is le.:t to us, the people of Green an I neighbor-
ing Counties, to stand together and work for same. The
law of 1901 gives the County Board the right to establish
such schools. Five such schools ale already established in
Wisconsin and the present legislature will be presented
with a bill for the establishmnint of four more. We help
to pay for the five already.
I might continue to talk upon this great subject for
hours but timd will not permit it. We have a most ex-
cellent program which will be of great interest and much
profit to all those who attend. I will close by giving you
a few facts of what has been actually accomplished in the
cairy line. About 7 miles north of Monroe there is a
farmer who has 60 acres of land on which he kept 1) cows
last vear, delivered to the factory $1400.00 worth of milk;
a little farther north there is a farmer who was offered
S1000.00 for the privelege to select 4 cows from his herd
he refused. Still farther north there is an 80 acre farm of
which the owner took S4500.0O1 in 19o16.  This man is C.
Scribner of Rosendale. But now let us come right back
home and allow me to read you a few statistics actually
gathered from farmers themselves Ly Fred Marty, Dairy
and Food Inspector. I will next compare the patron who
got the smallest returns per cow with one that got the
largest returns.  No. 15 had 8 cows mixed breed, rather
poor type, fresh March and April, fed timotfhy and clover
hay and mixed corn fodder worth $12.79, giound corn,
barley and oats worth 86.00, pasture worth 86.00 making
a total cost per cow for feed V24.79. Returns from factory
S31.12. Net profit $6.33. Pounds of milk per cow 3193.
Average price of milk per cwt. 97Y2 cents In this case $1.00
worth of feed brought $1.25.
No. 1 had 35 cows full blooded holstein fresian, fre..h in
March and April, fed timothy, clover hay and shredded
fodder, worth $12.75, bran and corn worth $10.58 or total
cost per cow 829.30. Returns from cheese factory per cow

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