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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.
2012 Tour of America's Dairyland Stage 4 Race Report
Day 4: Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic presented by Couri Insurance
Kenda 5-Hour Energy pb Geargrinder's Stemper Unstoppable
Downtown Waukesha erupted Sunday evening as Kenda 5-Hour Energy presented by Geargrinder's James Stemper took to the streets like nobody's business.
Nearly 100 Pro Men starters took to the line for the Carl Zach Cycling Classic, Day 4 of Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, which consisted in 51 .85-mile laps...28 of which were led by Stemper. Random breakaways were attempted with nothing sticking until Stemper's outrageous solo break, roughly 50 minutes in to the 90-minute race. What started as a 13-second gap grew to one tickling a full minute. Stemper's foot was just glued to the gas as his local fanbase, "Stemper Nation" about pole-vaulted over the barricades with excitement.
Stemper's gap during his one-man time trial increased by the lap as field primes would stir the pot but never to a boil. With 10 to go, Kenda teammate Pat Lemieux rolled off the front of the field to form a temporary four-then-five man dangle, including Kenda's Issac Howe, behind Stemper but it wasn't until three to go that any glue started sticking. Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation), Hartley (Kenda 5-Hour Energy) and Euris Vidal (CRCA Foundation), among others, grabbed some quick cash but it wasn't until Dylan Kennett (Cycling Southland), the 17-year-old from New Zealand expected to compete this September in the World Road Championships, made the bridge with three to go that we got a glimpse of the ToAD Waukesha cycling future.
In the end, Kenda dominated the podium with Stemper and Isaac Howe standing one and two, respectively, while Kennett scootched onto the third step. Overall, Kenda's John Murphy passed the yellow cowprint leaders jersey on to teammate Chad Hartley, as Kenda 5-Hour Energy stands strong, claiming 4 of the top 6 Overall slots, separated by a mere 11 points.
On the Pro Women's side, the Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandits squad continues to be the powerhouse to beat. Another day of waiting.watching.listening, Erica Allar (RideClean/Patentit.com) jumped out to pick up a chunky prime as the field pushed hard. But the final shuffle ensued at race end with Van Gilder teammate Kristen LaSasso in lead position. Ultimately, Van Gilder shot up the middle to launch her attack and take the win, accepting no refunds on gas. Emily Collins (Vanderkitten-Focus) and Sophie Williamson claimed the second and third steps. Van Gilder remains in the pink Becker Law Overall jersey, eight points ahead of Collins.
ToAD continues tomorrow in Greenbush, a road race including a stretch through the scenic Kettle Moraine Forest.
View previous race reports in the archive.