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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.
Stage 7 Race Report
Shorewood would be a good change up from the past two hilly days. The 1.25 mile 6 corner course was fast and pretty smooth. With roughly 10 minutes left a big move was made by 4 riders including 2 UHC riders. Out of that breakaway Katie Compton and Lauren Tamayo would drop the other 2 riders and finish up the last 6 laps in a two team time trial. Coryn Rivera also of UHC would win the field sprint for third.
Right from the gun the Pro Men were setting up team strategies and trying to send out riders on attacks for breakaways. 2 riders got off the front with 15 laps to go including one Subaru rider. With 1 to go the field ate up the breakaway and Subaru made a picture perfect lead out for their rider Scott Law. Justin Williams and Dan Holloway round out 2nd and 3rd place.
Stage 6 Race Report
The Pro Women started the race with some new teams & fresh legs for the big hill climb in Port Washington. The race started slow for the first 3 laps and then quickly picked up with several attacks. United Health Care controlled the front of the field and with 3 to go got their teammate Katie Compton out front and put a huge gap on the field and held the win.
The Men took to the course in Port Washington to tackle the steep hill and curvy descent for 90 minutes of racing. Once again, it was Team Astellas vs Team Subaru NSWIS. The group saw many breakaway attempts up the climb but in the end the group would bring it back and regroup. For the second evening in a row it would come down to the sprinters in the larger & dominant teams. Team Subaru NSWIS's Ayden Toovey would take the line just in front of Team Astella's Ryan Aitcheson. Chad Young of UCI CT: Axeon Hagens Berman would round it out in 3rd. Astella's Cycling Team go into Day 6 with a dominant lead in the team competition.
Stage 5 Race Report
The Schlitz Park course of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is one of the most technical courses with 1 steep climb and a double curve to round it back down to the finish line. The women's course had relentless breakaways including a strong group of 5 women within the first half of the race. With 5 laps to go the field dwindled and slowed to set up the sprinters. On the last lap a few teams set up their sprinters but in the end Peta Mullens took an early attack on the staging hit opening up a substantial gap for the win. Congrats Peta!
Schlitz Park has notoriously been one of the hardest courses on the Tour of America's Dairyland lineup. This year was no different. Right from the gun all legs were on deck as every rider duked it out up the punchy hill. There were many breakaways which were all brought back. By the end the peloton dwindled down to a 1/3 of its original size shelling a majority of the starting riders. Subaru would line it up with 2 to go setting up their sprinter, Astellas lined up behind and with 1 to go speeds upped and it was team vs team for positioning. Subaru's Scott Law would take the sprint by less than a bike length for the win. Astellas holds the Smart Choice MRI Pro Team overall team spot going into Wednesday's Port Washington stage.
Stage 3 Race Report
Monday evening TOAD took us to the small town of Waukesha, Wisconsin! It was Stage 3 of the event that fettered a course that was very difficult. With a tight technical upper half and a long boulevard back stretch that had a very fast down hill right hand sweeping corner that led to a up hill finish that was about 200 meters after you exited the corner. The race was fast and aggressive from the gun. Quickly into the race eight riders went off the front in a breakaway. Astellas Pro Cycling had great representation, having three of the eight guys in the move. The break ended up lapping the field around forty-five minute into the race.
From then on to the finish it was about controlling the front and making sure the race then stayed together. In the last lap the winners teammate Ryan Aitchenson was the first wheel coming under 1 lap to go. He took it all the way through the tight/technical section and turned on the gas down the back straight. Just before entering the last corner Eamon rocketed off his wheel and got a huge gap right away. Eamon was able to hold the filed off and take the win! Congrats Eamon Franck!
Friday, June 17
East Troy Cycling Classic
Title Sponsors: Dennis and Janice Klumb
Saturday, June 18
Giro d' Grafton
Presented by Aurora Health Care,
Celebrate Grafton, and BMO Harris Bank
Sunday, June 19 (Father's Day)
Waukesha Carl Zach Cycling Classic
Presented by Couri Insurance
Monday, June 20
Downtown West Bend Concourse
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
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