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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.
Tour of America's Dairyland Stage 3: June 19, 2010
Appleton Criterium presented by Outdoor Outlet & Ganther Construction
Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER and Team Vera Bradley Foundation Dominate Podium
Downtown Appleton was the backdrop for Stage 4 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board on Sunday, with James Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER) and Sprinter Erica Allar (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) reigning supreme.
The women continued to jump on primes as Kacey Manderfield (Cycle Loft) missed out on a $150 sponsor prime to Jeannie Kuhajek (Team Mack) by just four one-thousandths of a second. Manderfield kept pumping as she and Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda) were the day's main break of two, with Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1) countering with four laps to go. With just two laps remaining, everyone came together before the field sprint ensued.
Carrie Cash (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) delivered the perfect lead out, giving teammate Allar (Team Vera Bradley Foundation), that podium spot she'd been craving. It was the perfect send off for Allar, the 2007 U23 National Criterium Champion, who will be leaving ToAD on the hunt for the Stars-and-Stripes at Nationals. While lending the assist to Allar, Cash landed second place and took over the Overall Leaders jersey. Emma Petersen (7th Groove-Reform Body Clinic) rounded out the podium.
Saturday was all Rahsaan Bahati (Bahaati Foundation) but Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER) and his break mates made equally bold headlines as Stemper brought home a Father's Day victory as his Dad cheered from the sidelines. It was Stemper, Rudolph Napolitano (St. Helen's) and Andrew Gonzales (FCS-Metro Volkwagen) rocking a commanding gap by a dozen laps to go as the field did everything they could to drag them down, to no avail.
The 22-second gap started to close with seven left but after Stemper stole the $500 crowd prime, the adrenalin surge pushed it over the top as the breakaway kept hammering at nearly 30mph, extending the gap to 26 seconds. Mind-blowing to comprehend that a bruised Napolitano stood second on the podium when just 24 hours earlier he had crashed and flipped hard onto his back at Giro d Grafton. Gonzales, who was upgraded to a Cat 1 only two weeks ago, took that well-deserved third spot.
And the boxing match for the Overall behind the trio was an all-out fight as Bahati and Chad Hartley (Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER) started positioning with three laps to go. Going into the final lap, Bahati and Hartley were all over the field in a drag race that ended with Bahati and Hartley crossing the line in fifth and sixth, respectively. Hartley placed high enough to keep him in the yellow and white Leaders jersey on his 29th birthday.
Tour of America's Dairyland will take racers on a meticulously paved four-mile, 14-turn closed course at the historic Road America race track in Elkhart Lake on Monday before heading to the shores of Lake Michigan on Tuesday for the Sheboygan Harbor Centre Bike Race. View previous race reports in the archive.