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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
(1903)

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


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an engine for pumping water, running the curd mill and that 
curd agitator that ought to be installed. The piping is so ar- 
ranged as to enable the operator to easily obtain water at any 
temperature he desires; also to use steam for cleansing, steriliz- 
ing or pasteurizing purposes. The cheese vats, I am sorry to 
say, are nade to suit the man who mnanufactues them instead 
of the man who uses them, and in many instances they are mon- 
etrosities that reflect little credit on the good sense of those who 
buy themL 
The curing room is of the basement type or has a sub-earti- 
duct connected with it to insure against extremely high tempera- 
tures. The nasty pestiferous flies are compelled to remain out- 
side of the building and the operator positively declares this to 
be much the easiest way to keep them out of the milk and 
cheese. 
The interior of the factory and the machinery, of course, are 
in a clean condition and the operator looks tidy and, like a good 
dairy cow, lias a high forehead and a bright eye and as we depart 
fronm his place we instinctively feel the pity that comparatively 
few of our factories reach the above described standard. 
A true illustration of one of our worst factories presents a 
sorrowful picture. It is built on the lowest spot that can be 
found in the immediate vicinity and the' odor surrounding the 
plant bears constant witness to the total lack of drainage. 
The building stands on posts. It is one and a half stories 
high'. six feet too narrow and ten feet too short. The upper half 
story furnishes the dwelling abode for the operator and his fam- 
ily. 
One thickness of boards and battens furnishes the insulation 
for the walls. The temperature of the curing-room is in deep 
sympathy with the outside temperature The floors are un- 
sound. There is no boiler nor Babcock tester. Whey is con- 
ducted in open, leaky troughs under the floor, or in pipes that 
enter through the floor and emit foul gases. There is a stagnant 
puddle under the factory. The equipment and arrangement 
are generally inconvenient. The only warm water obtainable 
is from the self-heating cheese vat, and as the milk pan leaks a 
Xittje this water is foul smelling. Nothing more than a blu is 


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