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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 7 of 11: Road America Road Race
Team Abantu Celebrates Victory; Team TIBCO's Sam Schneider Takes Win and Stays in Leader Jersey
Day 7 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is reminiscent of the Annual Family Reunion. Racers show up in maxx-field force then hang out all day, catching up with old friends in the parking lot, throwing a dance party in the Feed Zone, and picnicking in the grass atop the hill. A day of rest for many.
Grimaces of pain were team-issue. A course of undulation, the Historic Road America 4.4 mile loop may lend the appearance of being smooth and accepting of visitors, which it is, but on a bike, it's got some teeth.
Cat and mouse was the game of choice most of the afternoon among the Pro fields. Fearless Femme's Tracey Cameron took off early and drove much of the race but was absorbed by 6 laps to go. With four remaining, Mandy Heintz (Fearless Femme) made her way to the front with Jessica Prinner (Colavita-Fine Cooking) on the chase; Tiffany Pezzulo sitting third. One shake-up later, it was Kelly Caitlin (Northstar Development), Diana Penuela and Priscilla Calderone (Monster Media). With two laps remaining, Jacqueline Parker (Cloud Racing), Erica Allar (Colavita-Fine Cooking) and Caroline Moakley (Pain Pathways) were on the move. Cloud Racing led the charge on the final lap.
But Sam Schneider (Team TIBCO) took it all the way to the end for the win, with Tina Pic (Fearless Femme) and Allar (Colavita-Fine Cooking), locking in second and third, respectively. Schneider remains in the Boston Store overall pink leaders jersey, with Allar just three points behind.
The Men's field started to splinter with nine to go, dipping into the grab bag with each lap to see who might surface up front. But the shift really occurred with five laps remaining and Sebastian Trillini (Hagens-Berman) up front and being joined by Colton Barrett (Athlete Octane) and Luke Williams. Next time around, a solid break of 5 had formed and would stick: Luke Williams, Daniel Eaton (Canyon Bicycles), Zack Noonen (Airgas), Alder Martz (Hincapie Devo) and Own Gillott (Hagens Berman). Two laps to go, Ross White (Credite Velo Truss) and Orlando Garibay (Incycle-Predator) were on the chase. Catch made, the new 7-man break quickly built the gap to 40 seconds.
Full-on steamroll of a sprint, it was Nolan Hoffman from Team Abantu grabbing a very proud moment and win. Noonen and Garibay round out the podium.
Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board continues Thursday for a new course, the Oshkosh Criterium de Titan, in Oshkosh throughout the UW-Oshkosh campus and alongside the gorgeous river. Holloway (Athlete Octane) keeps the Yellow Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board jersey for another night although the competition between Holloway and Hagens-Berman is legit.
Team TIBCO and Athlete Octane continue to crush the Smart Choice MRI Pro Omnium competition.
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