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 WVIS. CHEESEMAKEXS & DAIRYMVEN's Ass'N. 35 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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