Win with Chocolate Milk
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.
Tour of America's Dairyland Stage 1: June 17, 2010
Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic presented by Tim Hart DDS and Jerry Pearce, Rainbow Jersey Bicycles
Shorewood, Wis. - Chocolate milk and blue skies kicked off Stage 1 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board on Thursday during the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic presented by Tim Hart DDS and Jerry Pearce, Rainbow Jersey Bicycles.
Carrie Cash (Team Vera Bradley) was the most aggressive rider during most of the Women's Pro 1/2/3 race, which featured tremendous action on the front all day. The field sprinted every prime and chased down every sprint with few significant breakaways. In the end, it came down to an exciting field sprint with Cari Higgins of Boulder, Co. (Peanut Butter & Co/TWENTY12) the first to cross the line, after her recent victory at the Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Taking the second step atop the podium, as her follow-up to an impressive showing at the Air Force Cycling Classic, was Sarah Caravella (BMW Bianchi). In third, it was Kacey Manderfield (Cycle Loft).
With a Men's Pro 1/2 field of 133 riders, from the gun it was a thrilling race marked by high speeds topping 30 mph and massive primes. Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER was all over the front and animating the race all day. By lap 5, there was a 4-man break, which dropped to three men and a 15-second gap with three laps to go. This field was logged with minimal movement.
On the final lap, it came down to Chad Hartley (Kenda Pro Cycling p/b GEARGRINDER) and Ryan Freund (Verizon U-25 Cycling Team p/b ABD and Universal Sports). Once Hartley took a look back at the 50-meter mark, Freund, who just started racing in 2008 and almost missed today's race because of his day job as a civil engineer, launched an attack for the win.
Freund took the top spot, followed by reigning 2009 Tour of America's Dairyland Overall Champ Hartley, and 2008 U.S. Pro Crit Champion Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) taking third, after sneaking out of the field and heading to the line.
Tour of America's Dairyland resumes on Friday at the Thiensville Fiddleheads Coffee Criterium before heading to Grafton on Saturday for the Giro d' Grafton, part of the USA CRITS SERIES. View previous race reports in the archive.