Department of Dairy Husbandry
Cooperative creameries are not new institutions in South Dakota. Many of the early cooperative creameries are still in existence and doing a flourishing business. A great many have fallen by the wayside. The failures have been obstacles in organizing cooperative creameries where the conditions were right and the probability for success for such an organization was favorable. A cooperative creamery has for its principal objective the processing and marketing of the producers' cream. This is inherently the right of any group of producers, and if the creamery is properly managed its chances for success are good. This bulletin calls attention to some of the features in cooperative creameries which may mean success or failure, depending on how they are executed. The writers are fully cognizant that it is far easier to direct attention to these features than to carry them into effect under what sometimes seem difficult, if not impossible conditions. However, it is believed that if these essentials to success are kept in mind there is less likelihood of impossible conditions arising.
cooperatives, creamery, milk, dairy products, cream, butter
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Olson, T.M. and Totman, C.C., "Essentials in the Success of a Local Cooperative Creamery" (1931). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 266.