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Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association / Proceedings of the eleventh annual meeting of the Southern Wisconsin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association held at Monroe, Wisconsin, Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 1911
(1911)

Marty, Fred
Foreign cheese industry of Wisconsin,   pp. 43-45


Page 45


SOUTHERN WIS. CHEXSI.NIAKERS' & DAIRY:\II N's ASS'N. 45
conditions I colltril)ute to the sole fact of our swiss cheese
market system of this state, which looks to me as the spoils
of this industry. Nothing shown in the present se stem
that would have an! influence towards encouragemleAt of
higher qualification  of cheesemakers, equipments   and
qualiti.
This system I regard as a "catch as catch can" proposition
with no good intent, but a selftish -reed for the almighty
dollar immediate at sight, all at the expense of the industrY.
The grading system  for buyin- cheese that once stood
like a pillar for the maintenance of quality has long since
fallen in the hands of craftv dealers bv whose methods the
lumping system was brought into vogue.
Green and its surrounding counties has become the home
of the foreign cheese industry of America; tel years agro
they formed an association known as tile Southern \Wisconsin
Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association, which with its
wonderful growth has today 4.1\ members on its membership
list. Let us hope that thru the aid of the Southern Wis-
consin Cheesemakers' and Dairymen's Association and this
association whose purposes are to promote the dairy interests
that once more the grading system be established in our
swiss market and the lumping system   to vanish out of
existance.
I may go on and point out to you further importance of
our foreign cheese industry. I could furnish you still greater
statistics with reliable figures by taking in that district
embraced outside of the Green County District but deem it
hardly necessary when we take into consideration that this
industry only a few deca(les l)ack was yet sleeping in its
shoes of infancy and today we find that it developed to such
vast importance in the state of WVisconsin as to attract the
attention of the entire dairy world.


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