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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.
2013 Tour of America's Dairyland Day 4 Race Report
June 23rd: Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic
presented by Couri Insurancek
The fourth and final USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) date during the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board took place on Sunday in Waukesha, home of guitar legend Les Paul, so it was appropriate that riveting versions of the National Anthem were performed by a saxophonist and keyboardist.
The day was hot; prime money a lot...as Pro Men and Pro Women each saw $1,000 doled out to their respective fields during the Carl Zach Cycling Classic presented by Couri Insurance.
After a crash in the first lap, the Pro Women went on to put on an incredible race before another energetic ToAD crowd at the boards. ISCorp and Pepper Palace each snatched primes early on, and with 13 to go, Allison Arensman (Pepper Palace) launched a huge solo effort to grab another $100 prime, with Colavita driving off the front. Arensman was caught with 9 remaining after another $100 prime was launched and snatched by Kelly Fischer Goodwin (Fearless Femme).
Seven to go, it was Christa Ghent's (Exergy TWENTY16) turn at the money and at the front but with three remaining, a $500 cash prime was announced, which sent Diana Penuela (Specialized Columbia) to the bank and the field into pedal-to-the-metal sprint for the final lap. Chaos on the back, four across the road, dasherboards thundering...it was Kimberely Wells (Fearless Femme) on the outside for the win.
Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) and Sam Schneider (Team TIBCO) rounded out the day's podium, with Van Gilder staying in the pink Becker Law Overall Jersey. Skylar Schneider (Team TIBCO) winner of the Carl Zach Cycling Classic Kiddie Klassic seven years ago stays in the green Oarsman Capital Cat 2 Amateur jersey.
With 114 starters at the line, Pro Men action started early with a $100 prime 10 minutes in that sent Dion Smith (Predator) chasing for the cash and pole position. With German Marcel Kalz (Rudy Project) tag-teaming Smith in the break, the United Healthcare train was already forming at the front of the field with 28 to go, chipping away at the gap, up to 36 seconds at one point, lap after lap.
With six to go, Sergio Hernandez (Predator) made the break a 3-man effort but with four remaining and the field all together, a $500 cash prime was tossed out. David Guttenplan (AG Bicycles), the only rider to take a podium step from UHC during ToAD, shot out of a cannon to take the green. But mayhem ensued one with lap to go, and with spectators climbing the boards, it was a UHC three-peat sweep.
Jake Keough, Luke Keough, and Hilton Clarke took first, second and third, respectively, with Clarke staying in the Overall yellow leaders jersey. The race for the Overall omnium will shift as UHC leaves town, paving the way for some fresh faces on the podium beginning Monday at the Sheboygan Criterium.
View previous race reports in the archive.