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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)

[Milk shipping superseding the cheese factory and creamery],   pp. 72-80 PDF (2.3 MB)


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Wiacox~~e Dwymn'     Aasocishuw          77 
ished by it by losing our foreign reputation. Perhaps it was a 
good thing for us, because we have switched back to better work, 
making * better article and eating it up ourselves. There is an- 
other thing in connection with this business, We have had ex- 
ceptionally good prices the past year; now, why I It is because 
we wd short the number of cows. 
Aiiothr point. We have not got over the extreme drought of 
1901 yet, and we will not for the next three years in southern 
Wisconsin. Many farmers sold off their cows and that left them 
short last spring. It will take at least three years to get over 
that drqg4t, and in the meantime the population is steafdily in- 
creasing and the demand will increase faster than the machines 
to mate cheese with. So I don't think there is any danger of 
this bzsiness ever being overdone. It has been preached to me 
for the last sixty years-yes, it is more-our folks commenced 
nesking chese on the farm seventy-two years ago when I was 
eight year old, and I have heard it from that day to this. that 
we are just on the eve of overproduction-it is sure to come inext 
year, or pretty soon. Well, it hasn't come yet, and it isn't go- 
ing to cone; I am not a bit afraid of it. It can't come; our stock 
will not increase anv faster than the demand, and they will not 
increase as fast if we make the right kind of an article. 
Mr. Oobb: Dimw in Illinois I used to make filled cheese. I 
got that bad habit up here in Wisconsin. When I send to my 
commitsion man in Chicago for a cheese, if I don't state what I 
want, he writes back and says, "I will furnish you a Wisconsin 
cheese for 12 cents, and I will furnish you a good cheese for 13 
cents" Now, wvy is it I have got to get my cheese from York 
state, because that is where it coices from. 
Mr. Favill: Yes, but it doesift come from there. Your 
man takes the best Wisconsin cheese and marks it "York State,"
and sells it to you. The name of lHerkiimer county has got a 
great charm and they know in Chicago how to use it. 
Mr. Cobb: Speaking of getting over the severe drought, I 
do not feel at a1 as thegentleman has stated in that respect We 
nide more money with our herd a year ago last sunuer than we 
have made any other year in our experience in the dairy busi- 
~iu exceptin" one. This last summer our cow oame into #tq 
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