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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.
Day 3 of 11: Giro d' Grafton
presented by Aurora Health Care
UnitedHealthcare Steamrolls to Top Step of Podium; Schneider and Ryan Go 1-2 for TIBCO
Passionate cycling fans in Grafton lined the streets early then poured into the streets late for photographs and autographs at the Giro d' Grafton, Day 3 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Historically, they have donated their heart, soul and vocal cords to the racers, and Saturday night, the Pro Men and Women USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) contests were a way of giving back. A phenomenal show was put on, and it was standing room only, nearly ten deep in sections along the boards.
Midway through the Pro Women's race, things started to percolate as Amy Phillips (Pepper Palace) stepped out for a walk in the prime park but then started to jog and then run, which sent Amanda Miller (TIBCO-To The Top) leading the charge in chasing down Phillips. The gap did close as prime after prime were launched at the field.over $1,500 cash in primes during the 60-minute contest. Phillips was joined in line at the bank by Diana Penuela (Specialized Colombia), Starla Teddergreen (Cloud Racing), Joanne Kiesanowski (TIBCO-To The Top) and finally, Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) who earned a cool grand from Wisconsin Discount Securities.
All in all, it was an uber competitive race played smartly by the day's 64 competitors, and one that kept the crowd on their collective toes 'til the end. Fans were treated to an outstanding finishing sprint and a solid victory from hometown racer and teammate of Kiesanowski, Sam Schneider. Kendall Ryan's effort also put TIBCO on the second step of the podium, while current NCC leader Erica Allar (Colavita-Fine Cooking) shined at third.
The Overall Boston Store/Younkers Pro Women Omnium is definitely heating up Sam Schneider zipped up in pink, and called it a night. Just four points separate Schneider, Ryan, Allar and Tina Pic (Fearless Femme-Pure Energy). Schneider's sister Skylar went home in the Oarsman Capital Green Amateur Jersey. Team TIBCO is also atop the standings in the Smart Choice MRI Women's Team omnium competition.
Isaac Howe (Champion Systems-Stan's No Tubes) and Cole House (ISCorp-Intelligentsia) set the tone and tempo.FAST.just minutes into the race with an attack off the front. Short lived but a glimpse of what was to come from 129 starters whose ears were perked for what amounted to $2,000 in cash primes. Alexander Ray (Hincapie Sports Devo) once again had his time at the front, driving hard, as did Kevin Mullervy (Champion Systems) and teammate Adam Leibovitz. Then it was Ruben Companioni's (Jamis-Hagens Berman) turn before the wash of primes took charge with Paul Morris (Team Clif Bar) and Argentine Sebastian Trillini each making deposits. Everyone's foot was now stuck on the gas.
Companioni lauched another attack with 13 remaining as three chasers pursued while United Healthcare was getting into position. 10 to go, Andrew Dahlheim (Athlete Octane) joined Companioni in pursuit of a $250 prime, which left Dahlheim with a little extra weight in his pockets. Seven to go.another $1,000 prime from Belgianwerx Bicycle Studio.making its way into the hands of Griffin Easter (Airgas). Consecutive grand nights for Easter.
All together with five remaining, United Healthcare continued to drive the pace in excess of 30 mph with four, then five up front. Bedlam. The crowd screaming, and ninetied over barricades. Bells. Bullhorns. Fist bumps. The ground seemingly shaking, it was former U.S. Criterium Champion Ken Hanson (UnitedHealthcare) who catapulted his way to the finish for the win as teammate Luke Keough, currently sitting second in the NCC Standings, stood to his right on the podium. Thursday evening's Shorewood victor, Daniel Holloway (Athlete Octane) took third but held onto the yellow Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Overall Leaders Jersey. Holloway and Athlete Octane teammates lead the Smart Choice MRI Overall Pro Team Omnium, with eight more days of racing.
Tour of America's Dairyland pb Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board continues tomorrow with its second of two NCC races, the Carl Zach Cycling Classic in Waukesha.
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