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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Tenth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Sheboygan, Wis., January 11-13, 1882. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays relating to the dairy interests

Lawrence, George, Jr.
The advantages of winter over summer dairying,   pp. 25-33 PDF (1.8 MB)

Page 33

President Beach-If all these cows had been new milch cows 
in October, would the profit have been greater? 
Mr. Smith - Most certainly. I have no doubt it would have been 
$80. Now, I could make a saving if I could reach anybody to 
whom I could give $1.35 for milk in September, October, Novem- 
ber, December and January. I would not give but fifty cents in 
June, July and August. Can you find a man that will give any 
more than fifty cents for milk in June, July and part of August? 
He runs a great risk if he offers over that for milk in those months. 
Now, you can see how the thing works. You may consider it looks 
foolish and useless to change your method of farming. That is a 
question for each man to decide for himself. I am most thoroughly 
convinced that winter dairying is a great deal more profitable than 
summer dairying, even if conducted in the very best possible 
President Beach - I hope we shall hear further. There must be 
many who are engaged in winter dairying. My own experience 
will corroborate Mr. Smith's statement. 
Mr. H. Smith - I wish to say before you take up another paper, 
that our friends in Sheboygan have bee i very courteous and made 
rrangements for a banquet this evening. They are very desirous 
that no dairyman or factoryman outside of Sheboygan will be left 
out. If you all become members of this association, you will be 
entitled to a seat, under some conditions, which you can ascertain. 
The main thing now is, how are you going to get in? N ow, then, 
every dairyman and farmer that will become a member of this as- 
sociation will get into this banquet This is one of the best feat- 
ures of this association. I will say, it is because we have had 
banquets that we have succeeded. It is because we get acquainted. 
Men will not go fifty or one hundred miles to meet acquaintances, 
but we will go a long way to meet a jolly friend, and that is the 
reason our associations are so well attended, and they are growing 
much larger, like a snowball. It is all on account of the banquet. 
We meet each other, we gain experiences double the price of what 
it may cost us. The remarks Mr. Lawrence has made here are 
amply remunerative to all you, for the cost you have been to. He 
has told you very plainly what you can do by changirg your course. 
Now, this will be sufficiently remunerative for all your expenses in 
coming here. 

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