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 7: June 23, 2010
Trek Waterloo Classic
Trek Bicycles welcomed riders with open arms of generous primes to their corporate headquarters city of Waterloo for Stage 7 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, where both Carrie Cash Wooten (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) and Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) stole their respective shows.
It was a hot and sticky day at the Trek Waterloo Classic, and although the rain clouds refrained from bursting until after the seventh and final race, the day was not without its share of lightning.
Trek was tossing out primes left and right, including two sets of Bontrager Classic Wheelsets, inciting some fires in the belly throughout the day. Jacqueline Crowell (Team Type 1) who took home two back-to-back stage wins in Thiensville and Grafton, pounded hard for a well-deserved wheel prime win. The final lap of the women's race saw one rider off in the clear and two others challenging. In the end, it was Carrie Cash Wooten (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) digging in on the inside and gunning toward the line for the win, edging out Sarah Caravella (Team CARD), who stays in the yellow leaders jersey, and Jessie MacLean, last year's Overall champion.
Today in Waterloo, riding for Kenda Pro Cycling pb GEARGRINDER, it was nine-time Tour de France cyclist Frankie Andreu making the Masters start list for some added fan frenzy.
But once the Pros took the line, the day turned into a scorcher. With eight to go, Bahati bolted from last to first in a blink, after which Rubicon Orbea took the lead for a couple to reap some coveted Trek primes. But being the longest crit on the 2010 ToAD schedule at 1.6 miles, the climb on the backside of the course was like a game of Gnip-Gnop.
With two to go, Aerocat had a handful of guys lined up from the top through fifth, with Texas Roundhouse staging three in the top 10 and Aurelion Passeron (Garneau) and teammate James Langedale on their wheel. Four Rubicon Orbea riders took control with one to go, as Texas Roadhouse came around on the outside.
Once the International Autos MINI pace car pounded around the final turn, it was an all-out field sprint. Announcer Todd Busteed likened Bahati, who had not been on the front for the last five laps, to a cat just waiting at the door for that right moment. At the 100 meter mark, the field was spread out five wide with Rubicon Orbea on the inside and Aerocat down the middle but out of nowhere, the cat came home as Bahati defined the moment and snatched the win from Juan Pablo Dotti (Aerocat) and Emile Abraham (Aerocat) who settled for second and third.
With the win, Bahati rockets to the top of the Overall podium, with James Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling pb GEARGRINDER) a mere three points back. Bahati will race Tour of America's Dairyland thru the ISCorp Downer Classic this Saturday, before leaving early Sunday for the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. This contest is far from over.
Tour of America's Dairyland heads to Greenbush on Thursday for a twisting and winding, 9.8 mile road race loop through the Kettle Moraine Forest before making a Stage 9 stop at the Fond du Lac Bicycling Gran Prix on Friday. View previous race reports in the archive.