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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
(1882)

Thomas, W. C.
Sheboygan County dairy board of trade,   pp. 130-131 PDF (383.8 KB)


Page 131

 
SOnorGAx COurTy DuxY BOARD or TRADU. 
markets, and no cheese goes on commission, unless it is some poor 
and off stock. 
Sheboygan county is peculiarly adapted to dairying pursuits. 
The abundance of water, and the numerous and excellent tracts of 
grass bank, have tended to point the attention of farmers in that 
4hrestion, until the manufacture of cheese has become the all im- 
pwrtaut feature in the agricultural achievements of the county. 
The first export of cheese from Sheboygan county occurred in the 
fUR of 1858, and consisted of a lot of fifty-eight cheese; sold in 
Chioago -by John J. Smith, who also established the first cheese 
factory in the county. 
The dairy interests of Sheboygan county have been continually 
on the increase ever since the organization of this Dairy Board of 
Trade, and new factories have been erected every year; last year 
they numbered ninety-six in this county, and produced a total of 
about eight million pounds of cheese, which sold at an average of 
abouteleven Cents per pound; seven cents being the lowest and 
thirteen cents the highest price paid for Cheddars, and four- 
teen cents the highest paid for Young Americas here. The total 
value of Sheboygan county's cheese product last year, then,. was 
about $900,000. Besides the factories of this county, many facto- 
ies from adjoining counties are represented on this board of trade, 
and their sales will swell the amount of money disbursed for cheese 
by banks in this county last year to about one million dollars. 
The banks through which this business is done are: the Dairy- 
men's Bank and Falls Bank, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., the German 
-Bank and Bank of Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Wis., and the Bank of 
Plymouth, Plymouth, Wis. 
All the factories in the county made full cream cheese last year 
except four, and two of those made one vat of full cream cheese. 
This year, however, the present indications are that three to five 
more of the old full cream factories will commence making cream- 
ry butter and skim cheese. 
W. C. TnomAs, 
Secretary. 
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