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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.
Friday, June 17
East Troy Cycling Classic
Title Sponsors: Dennis and Janice Klumb
Saturday, June 18
Giro d' Grafton
Presented by Aurora Health Care
and Celebrate Grafton
Sunday, June 19 (Father's Day)
Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic
Presented by Couri Insurance
Monday, June 20
Downtown West Bend Criterium
Presented by Delta Defense
Tuesday, June 21
Schlitz Park Criterium
Wednesday, June 22
Race the Harbor Criterium
Thursday, June 23
Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic
Presented by Tim Hart DDS, Rainbow Jersey Bicycles and the Village of Shorewood
(Pro Men/Women & Cat 2/3 races only)
Friday, June 24
Café Centraal Bay View Classic
Presented by the KK BID
Saturday, June 25
ISCorp Downer Classic
Presented by SmartChoiceMRI
(Criterium on Milwaukee's Eastside)
Sunday, June 26
East Tosa Gran Prix
Presented by East Tosa Alliance
Wauwatosa, Wis. – In 2015, the Tour of America’s Dairyland (“ToAD”) presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board hosted roughly 5,000 racers of multiple categories from Junior to Pro level, from 36 U.S. states and 13 countries. More than $175,000 in cash and primes was awarded before an estimated crowd of 155,000 cowbell-clanging spectators, who snapped photos of 245 athlete podium presentations.
Continuing the momentum, ToAD race promoter Midwest Cycling Series, LLC, has released its 2016 preliminary schedule for the eighth year of the omnium competition, which will travel to 10 Wisconsin communities, June 17-26, including one new race venue and two dates on the USA Cycling Professional Road Tour (PRT).
ToAD race category from Juniors on up to Pros," said Executive Director Bill Koch. "Stay tuned in the coming weeks and months as we unveil some specific race category changes and some exciting new sponsorship partnerships, all of which will empower us to continue to raise the bar as the largest competitive road cycling event in the United States"
Online registration will open in late February through USA Cycling.
(Nov. 6, 2015) – USA Cycling announced Friday that the 2016 National Racing and Criterium Calendars (NRC and NCC) will be joined as a single calendar of domestic professional road events beginning in 2016.
"Combining the NRC and NCC into a single calendar is an positive move heading into next year," said Micah Rice, USA Cycling Vice President of National Events. "This change, decided from feedback given by race directors and U.S.-based teams at October’s National Symposium, will allow us to tighten up the schedule and regularly showcase our top domestic road talent."
The 2016 calendar will bring all American road racing together and promote it as a whole. A ranking system, which will be released in the near future, is being designed to give value to all the participating races, be it a criterium, road race, omnium, or stage race to showcase the leaders in American racing.