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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 10: June 26, 2010
ISCorp Downer Classic
UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis' Hilton Clarke and Karl Menzies Storm Into Dairyland
On the eve of closing ceremonies for the 2010 Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Sarah Caravella (Team CARD) and Carrie Cash-Wootten (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) continued to battle for Yellow, while Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis) and teammate Karl Menzies tore up Milwaukee's Eastside.
Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1), in a flashback to Stage 2 at the Thiensville Fiddleheads Coffee Criterium, blew away the day's field for Stage 10 win at the ISCorp Downer Classic, which featured massive primes for the Pro fields. Out by her lonesome, Crowell put forth a tremendous effort on her breakaway ride. With one to go, the field was tightly packed with Aimee Allen (Maple Leaf) leading out the yellow-clad Caravella two back. The all-out field sprint ensued at 100 meters, which landed Crowell teammate Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1) in second and Jennifer Purcell (Team Hotel San Jose) in third.
Caravella and Cash's respective fourth and fifth finishes for the day, planted Caravella in the Overall seat, just 9 points ahead of Cash-Wootten entering the final ToAD stage on Sunday. Tina Schoefield, who has secured the green Oarsman Capital jersey for best Cat 2 amateur, is third in line for the yellow jersey. No crystal ball can predict this outcome but crowds undoubtedly will be pouring over barricades in anticipation to the very end at the Carl Zach Cycling Classic in Waukesha, where the Overall will be awarded.
Fresh from the Nature Valley Grand Prix, Clarke and Menzies turned Downer Avenue upside down on Saturday. For much of the race, a breakaway of 10 dominated but with just over 20 laps to go, the break started coming apart with riders scattered everywhere as the field chased hard. The breakaway began to teeter-totter with losing time then gaining time.
But the schizophrenic pattern halted as attention was temporarily diverted to the infamous Ben's Ultimate Crowd Prime at lap 13. Menzies launched a gargantuan effort, which yielded a $5,000 deposit into his wallet and seemingly the determination to keep the fight for victory alive. Outside of Menzies, Rubicon Orbea was the main house cleaner of primes in the Pro race, which totaled more than $10,000 for the day thanks largely to title sponsor ISCorp and the Downer Avenue Merchants Association.
Then a lull formed but all in attendance knew the storm would soon kick in. With 10 to go, the field started to blow up, with separation on the front apparent. Bryce Mead (Texas Roadhouse) took a solo dig which did little to motivate the field as everyone fell in to evaluate positioning as the sun set. Minutes later, Frankie Dierking (Team Wisconsin/MC2) fired a bullet, which was answered in part by Hartley and then Pat Lemieux (Texas Roadhouse) but with three to go, the field came back together and entering the final lap, the trains were forming on the front for the set-up as 1-2-3-4 was booked by Rubicon Orbea, with UnitedHealthcare sitting in 5-6-7-8. Coming to the line, it was all Clarke as the Tasmanian Menzies, still pumping from the earlier prime win, finished a close second, with Mike Northey (Rubicon Orbea) rounding out the podium.
Heading into the final stage of Tour of America's Dairyland on Sunday, just eight points separate Kenda Pro Cycling-GEARGRINDER teammates Stemper and Hartley, with Stemper currently wearing the golden beauty. Mike Sherer (Verizon U25-ABD) sits in third.
Closing day at the Carl Zach Cycling Classic in Waukesha will be far from a sleeper. View previous race reports in the archive.