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Win with Chocolate Milk
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- Chocolate Milk is the perfect refueling beverage for fluid, protein and carbs.It takes 12 pounds of milk to make one gallon of ice cream and 10 pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.According to the NPD Group’s National Eating Trends In-Home Database, the top five ice cream flavors are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chip and butter pecan.Wisconsin cheesemakers produce more than 2.6 billion pounds of cheese each year. If Wisconsin were a country, it would rank 4th in the world in terms of total cheese production, behind the US, Germany and France, and just ahead of Italy.Average milk production per Wisconsin cow each year is 20,625 pounds (or 2,398 gallons). That’s enough for 38,372 8 oz. glasses of milk from just one cow!Wisconsin produces more than 600 different varieties, types and styles of award-winning cheeses. Wisconsin Cheese wins more awards than any other state or nation.The first ice cream sundae was served in Two Rivers, Wis. in 1881. George Hallauer, a customer at Edward C. Berner’s soda fountain in Two Rivers, asked Edward to top off his dish of ice cream with the chocolate sauce used for chocolate sodas. The new concoction caught on and was originally offered only on Sundays.The average American eats nearly 33 pounds of cheese each year – twice as much as in 1975 – and will consume about one ton of cheese during a lifetime! Per capita cheese consumption is projected to grow to more than 34 pounds by 2019.With nearly 33 pounds per capita consumption in 2009, the United States ranks far behind many European countries for per capita consumption of cheese. Greece ranks 1st with 72 pounds per capita and France is 2nd with 53 pounds per capita.If people ate like cows, they would have to eat about 360 cheeseburgers and drink 400 to 800 glasses of water every day.Wisconsin’s diverse dairy business accounts for more than 1/5th of the nation’s total dairy exports.Wisconsin produces an average of nearly 2.2 billion pounds of milk each month!The average dairy cow weighs about 1,400 pounds, which is approximately the same size as Alaska’s record-breaking polar bear.One of the biggest contributors to the outstanding taste of Wisconsin Cheese is the state’s rolling pasturelands. Full of prairie grasses, clover and wildflowers, the grass is less acidic than that in other parts of the country, creating more complex and nuanced cheeses.Wisconsin is home to 211 dairy plants – including 126 plants manufacturing Wisconsin cheese.Mrs. Anne Picket began operating Wisconsin’s first cheese factory in 1841 on the family farm near Lake Mills. By 1850, Pickett and other Wisconsin farmers were producing 400,000 pounds of cheese and 3,634,000 pounds of butter.Wisconsin produces 48% of all specialty cheeses in the nation. In addition, 90% of Wisconsin cheese is sold outside of our state’s borders in major markets all across the country, bringing millions of dollars back into our economy.Wisconsin has about 1,200 licensed cheesemakers – more than any other state!Wisconsin cheesemakers produce more than 600 different varieties, types and styles of cheese.In the 2011 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, Wisconsin won 60% of all awards given, including the top three awards – U.S. Champion, and First and Second Runner-Up.Wisconsin cheesemakers have claimed the Best of Show award at the annual American Cheese Society Judging & Competition 7 times since 1998.In 1921, Wisconsin became the first state to establish cheese-grading standards to ensure consistent quality and flavor.The average American eats nearly 33 pounds of cheese each year—more than twice as much as in 1975—and will consume about one ton of cheese during a lifetime! Per capita cheese consumption is projected to top 34 pounds by 2019.Wisconsin is the nation's largest producer of Cheddar cheese. The state also leads in production of Limburger, Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone and Romano.Colby cheese is a Wisconsin original, invented in Colby, Wisconsin in 1874.Brick cheese was invented in Wisconsin in 1875 and was named for its shape and for the fact that cheesemakers originally used bricks to press the moisture from the cheese.Wisconsin's dairy industry contributes $26.5 billion a year to the state's economy. This translates into an industry which fuels the state's economy at more than $50,000 per minute.Dairy is the largest segment of Wisconsin's $59 billion agriculture industry. The dairy industry accounts for almost 40% of all Wisconsin agriculture jobs, employing 146,200 people in the state.The average Wisconsin dairy cow generates more than $20,000 a year in economic activity. These dollars circulate throughout the local community, helping to support schools, roads and local businesses.Wisconsin leads the nation in both the number and diversity of dairy farms. Our more than 12,000 dairy farms include rotational grazing operations, organic producers, and conventional dairy operations of all sizes.Over 99% of Wisconsin's farms are family owned. Many of our dairy farms have been in operation for generations, and are continuing to involve the next generation of family members.There are over 300 different career options associated with the dairy business – making dairy an excellent choice for young people in our state.Wisconsin is the first state to establish a dairy research center (1986). The Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, helps companies develop new dairy products, new uses and new technologies.
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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Renews Tour of America's Dairyland Sponsorship; 2011 Dates Announced
Milwaukee, WI - The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will return in 2011 as presenting sponsor of the Tour of America's of Dairyland pro-am bicycling series across 11 Wisconsin communities.
"Tour of America's Dairyland is a healthy lifestyle event which benefits the family-owned Wisconsin dairy farms, cyclists of all abilities, and the entire state of Wisconsin," announced Dave Bavlnka, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Vice President of Advertising. "I am proud to announce that Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is coming back for the third year."
Continued Bavlnka, "Sponsorship of the Tour allows us to position our nutrition packed dairy products in a highly competitive and exciting sporting activity where the participants fully embrace a healthy, active lifestyle and all of the nutritional benefits that can be derived from real dairy products."
Executive Director Jack Hirt also announced June 16-26, as the race dates for the 2011 Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
"Any racer that has been with us our first two years has experienced not only the refreshing and refueling nutrition of chocolate milk but the excitement that the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board brings to Tour of America's Dairyland," said Hirt. "Closing day in Waukesha was unforgettable...I haven't seen that much anticipation over the arrival of the chocolate milk cart since snack time in grade school. Pete Leuer from Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board brought out the chocolate milk daily for the racers, and I think by day 11, he rivaled the podium girls in popularity."
Over $105,000 in cash and primes was paid out to racers of multiple categories during the Tour of America's Dairyland in 2010, which included the addition of the Women's 3/4 category and the Oarsman Capital Best Amateur jersey for men and women. Overall ridership in the Tour of America's Dairyland second year increased 70%, with several categories nearing capacity on some race days.
In 2010, Wauwatosa, Wis. native James Stemper (Kenda Pro Cycling presented by GEARGRINDER) took home the coveted yellow and white cowprint Overall Jersey in the Men's Pro 1/2 category, with Sarah Caravella (Team CARD) emerging as the Overall Pro Women's winner. Day 3 of the 2010 Tour of America's Dairyland, Giro d' Grafton, was a featured stop on the 2010 USA Crits Series calendar, which saw Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) atop the podium in the coveted USA Crits stage jersey.
Sanctioned by USA Cycling, Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board will be announcing 2011 race venues and other improvements in the coming weeks.
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2010 Video/Photographs available upon request.
For more information, please contact:
Marketing Communications, Tour of America's Dairyland
Vice President of Advertising, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board