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- 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 2: June 18, 2010
Thiensville Fiddleheads Coffee Criterium presented by Extreme Ski & Bike
Crowell, Dotti nab top spots at Dairyland Stage 2
Thiensville, Wis. - On a day where, skinny tires, fat tires and even fatter tires shared the course, it was Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1) and Juan Pablo Dotti (Aerocat Cycling Team) owning the road during Stage 2 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board on Friday at the Thiensville Fiddleheads Coffee Criterium.
With reigning 2009 Tour of America's Dairyland Overall Women's Champ Jessie MacLean (Verducci Breakaway) in the field, Kacey Manderfield (Wolverine Sports) showed off her powerhouse sprint legs early on. In the end, Crowell (Team Type 1) established a strong move and made it stick, with Manderfield settling for second place. Crowell teammate Kori Seehafer rounded out the podium in third. A notch down on today's podium, Manderfield did land in the yellow and white cowprint Leaders Jersey at day's end.
Prior to the pro men taking the course, it was the local Fat Tire Mountain Bike Criterium, the field of which included rain-drenched race director Jack Hirt and course*cutting announcer Brad Sohner. A parade of Harley*Davidson motorcycles then took to the course before the pros hit the line for a fast-paced race that included huge primes.
With a dozen laps to go, the field started chipping away at the gap, which rocketed to 31 seconds at one point. With the field knocking, Team Mountain Khakis took control and started to drive the peloton. Strung-out field in tow, the final six laps were hot and heavy as the competition closed down the break. With now just a four-second gap and two laps to go, Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER controlled the front of the field as James Stemper launched on the outside.
But in the end, chaos ensued on the backend of the course with one lap to go, and it all came down to the final sprint for a fast and furious finish. Ultimately, it was textbook sprinting for Aerocat Cycling as Dotti took a huge sprint on the inside to take John Grant (Texas Roadhouse) inside the line. Beneath Dotti and Grant, respectively, on the podium steps was Isaac Howe (Mountain Khakis). The momentum and action are building and a sure prelude to tomorrow's highly anticipated USA CRITS race in Grafton.
Chad Hartley (Kenda) ended the night donning the yellow leader's jersey.
Tour of America's Dairyland heads to the Giro d Grafton on Saturday before spending Father's Day in downtown Appleton, Wis. View previous race reports in the archive.