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Daily Cow Tip
- Mrs. Anne Picket began operating Wisconsin’s first cheese factory in 1841 on the family farm near Lake Mills using milk from her neighbors' cows to produce butter and cheese. This continued until 1845, when the level of production and demand grew too large for her kitchen. By 1869, Wisconsin produced over 3 million pounds of cheese, and that number would more than quadruple within 10 years.The nation’s first dairy school was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1890, where it remains the country’s top Dairy Science Department.Several popular cheese varieties were invented in Wisconsin. Brick Cheese was invented in 1877 and named for its brick-like shape created when real bricks are used to press moisture from the cheese. And Colby Cheese was created in Colby, Wis. in 1885.Wisconsin has been a leader in dairying for more than a century and was officially named “America’s Dairyland” in 1930.National June Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. Wisconsin held its first June Dairy Month in 1939, expanding the celebration to include milk, cheese, butter and ice cream.Wisconsin dairies help to fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $50,000 per minute. These dollars support schools, roads and businesses in our local communities.Wisconsin dairy cows produce much more than just great milk – each cow generates more than $34,000 each year in economic activity. This means the average 250-cow dairy farm contributes more than $8.5 million each year to our state’s economy.Dairy is the largest segment of Wisconsin Agriculture, 19% of all agricultural jobs in Wisconsin are related to the dairy industry across 300 different careers.Wisconsin is currently home to 1.28 million dairy cows – that’s as many cows as there are Wisconsin school children!Wisconsin has more dairy cows per square mile than any other state.The average yearly milk production for a Wisconsin cow is 22,668 pounds (or 2,636 gallons). That’s more than 42,000 8-ounce glasses of milk from just one cow – enough for you to drink 115 glasses of milk every day for a year!It takes 12 pounds of milk to make one gallon of ice cream, 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese, and 21.8 pounds of milk to make one pound of butter.Wisconsin cheesemakers produced a record-breaking 3.0 billion pounds of cheese in 2015; 127.5 million pounds more than 2014. If Wisconsin were a country, it would rank 4th in the world in terms of total cheese production, behind the U.S., France and Germany, and just ahead of Italy.Finding a favorite ice cream flavor in Wisconsin requires lots of sampling – there are more than 300 different flavors produced within the state.Wisconsin dairies help fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $82,000 per minute. In the time it takes you to drive the more than 400 miles between Superior and Pleasant Prairie, the dairy industry has generated more than $33 million dollars for the economy.Wisconsin dairies help fuel our state economy at the rate of more than $80,000 per minute. In the time it takes you to drive the more than 400 miles between Superior and Pleasant Prairie, the dairy industry has generated more than $33 million dollars for the economy.National June Dairy Month began as National Milk Month in 1937 to promote drinking milk. That same year, the average price of a new car was $760, gas cost $0.10 per gallon and milk was $0.50 per gallon.Wisconsin has been a leader in dairying for more than a century and was officially named “America’s Dairyland” in 1930. Ten years later, in 1940, it became the official license plate slogan.Colby cheese was created by John Steinwand, in Colby, Wisconsin in 1885, the same year the automobile was invented.Wisconsin has more dairy cows per square mile than any other state and produces more than 2 billion pounds of milk each month! That’s roughly the weight of 500,000 sedans.
Rules & Regulations
All races part of the Tour of America's Dairyland will be held under USA Cycling event permit and subject to the governing rules in the USAC Rule book. Licensed USAC officials will be responsible for all start/finishes, rulings, and determining end results and scoring. For further explanation of race rules and regulations, please go to www.usacycling.org.
Registration & Refund/Transfer Policies
- No credits or refunds will be given for rain or weather conditions beyond the control of Midwest Cycling Series, LLC.
- No refunds or credits due to racer accident or mishap.
- No transfer of registration fees to other teammates or friends.
- You may transfer your racer registration fee to another race day but no refunds.
- No refunds or credits to a racer who misses a race.
There will be no complaining about these policies...or NO MILK FOR YOU!
- Please keep your numbers from day to day. All numbers issued to you must be worn.
- Please do not litter on the course. Please leave the course and surrounding areas as you found them. Littering may be grounds for disqualification.
- Please do not ride your bikes on the sidewalks. It is illegal and discourteous.
A Criterium or Crit race will be held on a short course (ranging from approximately 0.6 mile - 1.2 mile) with racers riding laps until the specified time limit for that race is reached. Initially, the clock will count up in time until such time when the officials calculate an average lap and then reset clock to count down in laps. The first racer across the finish line on the finishing lap (without being lapped by the field) will be declared the winner.
- There will be no hand-ups, or feeding during a crit race.
- Free laps will be awarded until approximately 8k remaining in the race for a crash or breakage of an essential part of the bicycle. During starting instructions, the chief referee will specify the number of laps to go by which riders must re-enter the race. Riders must report to the referee in the wheel pit to receive a free lap, at which time legitimacy and rider re-insertion will be determined by the regulations in the USAC rulebook.