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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

Aderhold, E. L.
Reports of cheese instructors,   pp. 62-69 PDF (1.9 MB)

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Convention met at 10 A. If., February 12, 1903. 
The President in the chair. 
E. L Aderhold. 
During last winter a number of factorymen in Calumet and 
Manitowoc counties formed an association with the primary 
purpose of giving the "pound for ten" system a black eye, the 
members being pledged to accept no ndik from patrons of neigh 
boring factories where this system was being discontinued. 
Under the protection of that association something like twenty- 
four factories paid by test for the first time. The patrons in 
some instances were given the choice of receiving pay on the fat 
basis, or by the cwt. of milk based on the net returns for the 
The latter proposition did not take well because "pound for 
ten" farmers are suspicious of each other and when their pet 
system& is denied them the test system is usually chosen in its 
Realizing that the "pound for ten" system prevents harmony 
between the factory-man and his patrons and therefore stands 
like a stone wall in the way of all necessary improvements; 
realizng that a disc)ntinuance of said system meant a great 
deal more than was apparent on the face of things; realizing also 
that the test systin, in these twenty odd factories was merely on 
trial and that the results of this trial were of the greatest import, 
I took it upon myself, firsts to visit those makers who had started 
on the test system and drill them in the wok of teting test 
their test botle, and to call their ptrous together and ezpki 

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