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THR BIG MEETING OK DAIRYMEN.
Editor RANCH AND RANGE: Butter or cheese for the exhibit to
be held in connection with the fifth annual meeting of the Washington
State Dairymen's Association can he sent to J. A. Woll, 822 Western avenue,
before December 28. AlTchargea must be prepaid. Inclose butter pack
ages in a sack and mark shipping tag plainly with both name and address.
There must be no identification mark on butter or cheese. Parties using
printed wrappers can have their butter rewrapped after the judges have
scored it by enclosing wrappers in case. Premium list and program will
be sent to all addresses known. If you want to make doubly sure, drop a
postal to J. A. Woll, Seattle, and it will be sent immediately.
Don't forget the meeting, nor the fact that you will surely be benefited
in some manner by attending. The result of meetings like those can be
plainly seen in the wonderful progress that the dairy industry has made in
Wisconsin, lowa and other states in the Union. It is time we here in Wash
ington took a tumble to ourselves and improved upon our methods of dairy
ing so as to keep up witli the times. We have advantages that no other
state has. Shall we use them? Come and talk it over, December 28, 29
and 30. Invest three days' time; you still have 362 days left of the year
before the next meeting takes place, and you may and can undoubtedly re
ceive benefit enough from this meeting to come without urging next time.
Fare on all railroads one and one-fifth for the round trip. Meeting to be
held in the Chamber of Commerce rooms, Seattle. Everybody welcome.
J. A. WOLL.
FIRST DAY—TUESDAY, DEC. 28.
Meeting called to order at 10 a. m.
Address by the President of the Association, A. 11. Meade, of Auburn.
Reading of the minutes of the last annual meeting. By the Secretary.
Convenes at 2 p. m.
Duty of the Government Regarding Adulteration of loods. By Dr. J.
Allen Smith, of Washington State University.
Silos and Ensilage. By H. J. French, of Oregon Agricultural College.
Mutual Interests of the Creamervmen, Cheese-Factorymen and the Dairy
men. By J. P. Sharp, of Fllensburg.
'SECOND DAY—WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29.
Convenes at 10 a. m.
Question Box. Conducted by Guy MacL. Richards.
Dairy Fducation. By Prof."E. A. Bryan, President of Washington Agri
cultural College. , _,
How to Improve the Dairy Herd. By A. M. Stevens, of Ellenshurg, Vice
President of the Association.
Needed Legislation. By E. A. McDonald, Washington State Dairy Com
Convenes at 2 p. m.
Why Do the Boys Leave the Farm. By Prof. W. J. Spillman, Washington
Agricultural College. .
Conquering Difficulties. By M. L. Matterson, of North Yakima.
Root Crops. By Wm. F. Izett.
Recitation. By Prof. P. R. McLaren.
THIRD DAY—THURSDAY, DEC. 30.
Convenes at 10 a. m.
Question Box. Conducted by Guy MacL. Richards
Sanitary Science on Dairy Farms. By S. B. Nelson, Washington Agri-
Good^oada anVffo wto Make Them and What They Cost. By Miller
Freeman. AFTE RNOON SESSION.
Convenes at 2 p. m. _ ,
Fffect of Dairy Legislation in the United States. By Guy MacL. Richards.
Poultry Raiding as an Adjunct to Dairying. By Harry H. Collier.
Election of Officers. .
In the evening a banquet will be given to the visiting members.
Programme for evening sessions will be arranged later.
The secretary is expecting replies from several other dairymen in regard
to practical papers, but is not yet in receipt of replies from them. They
will be announced later.
First priM on creamery butter, in 2 or 1-pound prints, not less than
30 pounds in a case —Five reams of parchment butter paper, printed to
order, by Lowinan & TTanfoTd, Seattle.
Second prize on same —One gallon of Hanson's Danish butter color,
by F. .1. Merz, and one yearly sumscription to Trade Register.
Special prize in this class—One ton of Ashton salt, by Dairymen's
Union of California. Butter competing for this special must be salted with
RANCH AND RANGE.
First prize on creamery butter, in tubs, not less than 40 pounds—One
eight-buttle Babcock tester, by Col. Implement Co.; one years subscription
to RANCH AND RANGE. ' %
Second prize—s3.oo in cash; one years subscription to Pacific toast
Special prize for butter scoring highest in this class—One solid gold
medal, by Wells, Richardson Co. Buttermakers competing for this prize
must use Wells-Richardson's Improved Butter Color.
First prize for dairy butter, in 1 or 2-pound prints or rolls, not less than
6 pounds—Five reams of butter wrappers, by Richmond Paper Co.; one
years subscription to Pacific Coast Dairyman.
Second prize— pounds Crescent Baking Powder, and one year's
subscription to RANCH AND RANGE
First prize for dairy butter in tubs—One four-bottle tester, by Columbia
Implement Co., and one dozen cartons Crystal Flakes, and one year's sub
scription to RANCH AND RANGE.
Second prize—One bottle Wickson's butter color, and one year's sub
scription to Pacific Coast Dairyman. *
First premium on cheese, three months old or —Five dollars cash
and one year's subscription to Pacific Coast Dairyman.
Second premium on same—Three dollars cash, and one year's subscrip
tion to RANCH AND RANGE.
CLASS" TWO. ym^,
First premium on mild, new cheese—Five^Bfcrs cash.
Second prize—One combined portable and smrbnary two-bottle Bab
cock tester, by G. G. Wickson, and one year's subscription to RANCH AND
RANGE. ' '
Special prize to creamery furnishing report of the largest output for
the season ending December 1, 1897—One year's subscription to Seattle
By M. L. Matterson.
Did you know "oleo" had gotten a l)lack eye in Washington
There are very few people who will buy "oleo" because they prefer it
rather than butter.
The milk supply in the eastern states is falling off and creameries are
Just at the present the little hen seems to be putting the cow to shame.
Milk is largely composed of water, yet we doubt if the present wet
weather is increasing the flow.
If you want clean milk, a pail of warm water and a sponge in the hands
of each milker in the morning will be an aid.
Did you notice what RANCH AND RANGE had to say about the
'"fake" churn two weeks ago? As we said some weeks ago, a churn-that
will bring butter in less than ten minutes is no good, and the sooner you
set the dog on any person who tries to sell you one the better.
When you are in need of dairy supplies it is best to go to a local dealer,
and if he doesn't keep the goods in stock better send to some one who adver
tises in RANCH AND RANGE. Avoid traveling agents.
Just notice at what time of year butter brings the most money, and
then plan to have the cows do the heavy milking at that time.
There are more commission men operating in this state who need the
searchlight thrown on them.
There are many good things in store for those who attend the dairy
convention. If the dairymen of the state would all take the time to attend
they could do much to advance the cause.
The amount of flesh-forming material in alfalfa increases with age,
rather than decreases, provided it is kept in a close mow. The changes
which take place affect the amount and character of the fat-forming mate
rials rather than the flesh-formers. —Orange Judd Farmer.
France has a very strict law regarding oleomargarine, one clause of
which is: "All depots and shops for the sale of margarine are to be suffi-
Hentlv distant from those places intended for the sale of butter to prevent
fraudulent substitution." [Our dairymen would be interested in reviewing
Iho text of this law, Bro. Matterson, if you have it at hand. It must be a
aood one. |
C. F. Averill, a well-known resident of Garfield, located in a rich agri
cultural district in Fastern Washington, is at present in California, and from
the papers down there we note that he is advertising the resources of the In
land Fmpire with all his characteristic vigor. He writes us that he will re
turn within thirty days.