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:-- m; 11 THE D3SSERETfrARMER --Saturday; august -isr-isy.
B ' At recent bulletin of the Connccti-
H cut Experiment Station gives the fol-
H lowing statement of the magnitude of
H the dairy industry of the United
H States:
H "The clean milk problem, is a vital
H one, affecting the production land con-
H sumption of over 9,000,000,000 gallons
H inthc United States per year, bcing
H niv annual supply of over one hundred
H . gall oils for every man, woman and
H' child m the country. This amount nf-
H fords 1.1 quarts a day for every indi-
B vidual, which jn'cludcs thc amount
H used in making butter and cheese.
H The tactual amount of whole milk con-
H sinned each day averages about .65 of
H a pint fdr every individual. The value
H of this product for a year at retail is
H the, startling sumi of 2,500,000,000 of
B dollars. This is about one-fiftieth of
H the entire wealth of the nation, five
' times the wholesale value of last
H' -"year's wheat crop, nearly twice the
B value of the corn crop, and over onc-
1 jjfiurtf Iff the value' of ific entire farm
B products for 1907, which is estimated
H at $7,400,000,000. The wholesale value
m 01 daigr products last year was $sti-
M ;niatcd at $800,000,000, which would al-
m low a price of less than ten cents a
M gallon for milk at the dairy. Ahry-
M forage retail price ot stvcu "cents a
m $ quart was assumed, which is probably
B Ma 'little below the average price."
I ! "rcP CANS. '
f iSalt Lake City, Utah, Aug.tf9C?
H m 'v tt ?9 v
m I To Cream Producers Everywhere:
H 1 Cash For Cream 1
H 1 furnish the cans. If you do not-hava
M Pcans in which to ship your Cretan,
H writc, telephone, or telegraph for
H J11!6"1, -ut your crcam m tnc JEN-
I I SEN "Blue Top" cans. Take the
H S"Bluc Top" cans to the nearest rail-
H aroad station. Sec that your name and
H address is plainly marked on the
H wsliipping tag, as wejhjis that? of, 'the
H, Ijcnsen Creamery Co. Ship once or
H lltwice eyery week.
H I Just as- often as you ship a can of
H cceami, you will get a check for it.
tj goes back the next. If the cream
keeps coming the checks will keep
going; We arc now paying 25 cents
u pound for buttcrfat.
If you are already sending us your
crcam, help us to get new patrons.
Help us to establish the cash system
by telling your neighbors what wc arc
doing. Wc already have nearly 1000
crcam patrons. We want to get 2000
by the 15th of August. We will ap
preciate it if you will send us the
name and postoffice address of every
crcam producer that you arc ac
quaintcd with. We arc determined to
establish in this and adjoining states
a cash system in paying for cream.
There would be no failures of cream
eries with a cash paying system in
We guarantee satisfaction. We so
Jiciti your patronage and correspond
ence. Very respectfully,
. -o
In the cow census reports, oqc is
struck by, he modest changes, men
make for the pasturage of their cows,
five dollars or thereabouts, which,
whqn considered as it should be, is
next to a complete donation to the
cow. There is a great difference in
sayingTlhat a cow can be pastured for
20 cents a week, and determining ex
actly what it docs cost. In Hue finst
place, the average cow in Northern
Ohio is being summered, on five acVcs
of -pasture. This must be added to
largely in fact from spiling crops and
grain. Thssc acres ate worth not far
frpmY $35 each, often selling bcUcr
'jltjian this. Six per cent, on this
amount is $10.50. The average tax
would be $4.32 more, or a1 total of
$Ut82; of course, an offset of some
sort should be made for the daisies,
buttercups, blackberries and iron weed
that grow on; these acres, better val
ued by their owner? than the assessor.
If interest on capital and taxes are to
be made donations to the cow in part,
why nor wholly; and so give this cow
five or more dollars to her net prqits,
' and! scale downi the bookkeeping" by
that much.
This brings,' up ;this ,mattcr of nas
turage from another point of view.
It seems as if the pastures hereabouts
1 ?aom$ intojfcgrazing later satihiyear,
and more areage is resuired. With
the advent of the silo, much meadow
land was made pasture land, and cer
tain it is, never so much grarin -was
ever before fed in summer as nowa
days, nor asi great an amount of soil
ing crops in late summer and fall. It
meatus more capital in land and labor
to keep a cow in the summer, and if
the real facts could come out in your
cow census, I am eonvinccd that it
costs actually more to summer than
to winter a milch cow.
What is to be done in this matter?
Abandon the pastures and summer
silage the cows, or shall there be an
-attempt to rejuvenate these old lots?
Where there is rotation of crops, and
new seeding, the meadows seem to
produce as well as of yore, but there
is a steady falling off in pasture pro
duction, and more foul growth, and ,
the cows take longer walks for a full
meal, which, in fact has to be com
pleted at the manger. Is not too
much of our later dairying a matter
of robbery of the mrny acres for the
replenishing of the few? Here is a
matter which needs quite as close
study as the improvement of the quali
ty of our dairies, for one with, even a
better dairy and a gicatly increased
cost of keep, because of waning re
sources and more purchase of foods,
is scarcely better off than the aver
age fellow who donates the cow her
keep and counts .ill milk sales as
gain. John Gould iiv Hoard's Dairy
man i
i '
n 1 . j
If they could be gathered together,
what an interesting sloiy could jbe
told of the farmers who had the en
terprise to strike out and purchase a
registered) bull from some one of the
damry breeds, and with patient skill
and effort build up a fine graded herd.
These men have no registered stock
to sell but they are good breeders
nevertheless. Some of their herds are
composed of cows of several genera
tions in advance of the original native
mothers and they can hardly be told
from the pure bred stock. Such 'farm
ers are deserving of much honor.
The Nebraska Experiment Station
for di decade have kept a careful re
cord of the jyield and profit of their
dairy herd of 27 cows. The record
shows', an average yield of 6,513
pounds .(3,028 quarts) of milk per
cow annually. The milk when manu-
1 . t
factured into a finished product .made
332 pounds of butter which sold for
about $70. The cost for feed per cow
was approximately $30. The skim
milk and fertilizer was supposed to
balance this account as to care, leav
ing a net cost of producing the milk
of one and one-third cents per quart,
in addition there was a valuable oa.lf
left to the credit of the cow. This is
an excellent herd of cows and have
an excellent man in charge ofthem.
This simply shows who any good
farmer can do with good cows under
favorable conditions.
m m
Utah's" climate and soil arc unex
celled for the dairy .business. Dairy
ing in this State will one day be our
leading industry.
The Jersey thoroughbred cattle, for
which Prcs. Geo. F. Whitehead made
a trip to Nebraska, arrived here last
Friday night, in fair shape consider
ing the hot weather ?nd the shaking
up they got on the cars. One cow
that was lost after leaving Modcna
has been recovered alright. They ap
pear to be a nice lot of cattle, and i
is to be hoped they will prove the an
cestors of a fine lot of dJry cattle
that will bring money into the rpock- I
cts of their owners, and they un- j
doubtcdly will if they arc properly J,
looked after. Washington County
FOR SALE. Two Pure-bred Hol
stein Bulls, one four months old, the
other about a year and a half. For
further particulars write,
Richmond, Utah.
Get a lot of good cows and a hand
separator. Write to the ELGIN
DAIRY, Salt Lake City and they will
, send you some ELGIN RED CANS.
Fill the cans with cream; ship to the
ELGIN. Keep on sending every
week; then on the 10th of thf. follow
ing m nth the ELGIN will send you
pay for all the cream you delivered
the previous month; then start your
bank account, but keep on shipping
cream as long ag you have any use
tar money!
Yes it may be possible for you ' to
cover up your whiskey breath so your
wife won't detect it, 'but you cant
'kill the stench of your . deception so
it won't roach to heaven.

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