Win with Chocolate Milk
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.
Stage 9 Race Report
Downer Avenue never fails to be an amazing race. The massive crowds and racers chasing PRT points would make this another great year.
United Health Care once again lined up their very powerful team looking to control and dominate the race. The race would really light up when the bells rang for a $3600 prime. UHC's Coryn Rivera would throw down the hammer in a fast sprint to the line for the Ben's Cycle Super Prime. As the peloton regrouped it kept her protected and controlled the race. With a few laps to go a few other jerseys snuck in the mix including a few from ISCorp-Smart Choice MRI. With 1 lap to go as the field came flying around the last corner it looked to be UHC for the win until halfway to the line both Schneider sisters would come out of the draft and fly by for 1st and 2nd place.
Some new faces and fresh legs would show up for the Men's race. Brent Emery would take to the front just ahead of the field start to close out his 25th year of the Downer Classic. From lap 1 the pace was high and the field was strung out. After hearing the sound of the Men's Ben's Cycle Super Prime bell Justin Willams would make a picture perfect move passing the field and taking the $3600 sprint prime. With 5 laps to go there is a massive crash at corner 4, with so many riders down it is safer to neutralize and restart the race where it left off. The officials made the call and the race was back on. United Health Care moves to the front and drills it to rope Leroy back in as they set up their sprinter. The field is ripped apart and becomes small groups of single file riders. As they come around the corner UHC is still using their riders as they pull hard and then pull off for the next teammate. 1st place would go to Tyler Magner, 2nd place to Daniel Holloway, and 3rd place to Justin Williams.
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