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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.
June 19th: Carl Zach Cycling Classic
Presented by Couri Insurance
Explore Downtown Waukesha
The City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department is proud to partner with Couri Insurance Agency to bring the Carl Zach Cycling Classic and its exciting, world-class racing to Waukesha. Couri Insurance...Protection for the Unexpected. www.Couri.com!
Experience Waukesha on Race Day
Continuing a long-standing tradition of bike racing in Waukesha, the Carl Zach Cycling Classic presented by Couri Insurance, brings together generations of racers, families, and spectators to take part in this great sporting event. Make a day of it and enjoy Dad’s Day Downtown! WAMI Award Winning Cowboy Up rocks Cutler Park on course from 2-6 pm, come climb a tree in the park with Treetop Explorers from 2-5. Future racers ride like the Pros in the Kiddie Klassic, ages 3-9 and Dads and older kids rip up the road during the Dad’s Day Balance Battle! Wheel & Sprocket will be on hand to remove your pedals as you race the course "Fred Flintstone" style! Bike helmets required for all races.
For more information call 262-524-3737 or visit http://www.waukesha-wi.gov/1525/Carl-Zach-Cycling-Classic.
Dad’s Day Balance Battle
Dad’s get in on the action at the Dad’s Day Balance Battle! Sign up today to race with your kids ages 10-17 "Fred Flintstone" style! Wheel & Sprocket will be on hand to remove your pedals while you take a lap on the pro course and really show them who’s boss. First Dad and kid across the finish line will win a Wheel & Sprocket gift card. Helmets are required. Wheel & Sprocket will put the pedals back on when you’re done. Free t-shirts to first 100 Dads who sign up… only $5.00 per Dad and one child. Kids ages 3-9 can also get in on the fun at the Kiddie Klassic where the little future cyclists ride a portion of the course. Both activities require registration.
And so you can spend Dad’s Day Downtown, we’ll have Cowboy Up rockin’ the bandshell in Cutler Park and the new pastime favorite… tree climbing! The whole family can get in to act and climb a tree with Treetop Explorers. Check out the jumbo tron in the park so you don’t miss a minute of racing action.
Following the Dad’s Day Balance Battle and Kiddie Klassic, don’t forget to visit the Milwaukee Brewers Famous Racing Sausages at the start/finish line!
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