Did you know?
**Wisconsin leads the nation in number of cheese plants with 127 – more than twice as many as any other state.
**90% of Wisconsin's milk is made into cheese and 90% of that famous Wisconsin Cheese is sold outside of the state's borders.
**An 8-ounce glass of milk contains about the same amount of protein as 1 1/2 ounces of Wisconsin Cheese.
**Americans eat about 350 slices of pizza per second. That's enough to cover more than 90 football fields a day.
**It takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese.
**Wisconsin cheesemakers use about 90% of Wisconsin’s milk supply to make more than 3 billion pounds of cheese every year.
**Wisconsin is the only producer of Limburger cheese in the country.
**A newborn calf weighs 90 pounds and can walk on its own one hour after birth.
**A Wisconsin dairy cow produces an average of over seven gallons of milk each day. That’s enough for more than 110 eight-ounce glasses of milk every day.
**Americans eat an average of 14.9 pounds of yogurt per person every year, nearly triple the 5.2 pounds per person Americans consumed twenty years ago.
**An average dairy cow weighs about 1,400 pounds.
**Chocolate milk and white milk both contain the same nine essential nutrients.
**Cows have an acute sense of smell – they can smell something up to six miles away.
**It takes 12 pounds of whole milk to make one gallon of ice cream.
**More than 96 percent of Wisconsin's dairy farms are family owned.
**Vanilla is still America's favorite ice cream flavor.
**The average body temperature of a cow is 101.5° Fahrenheit.
**Dairy farms operate seven days a week, 365 days a year. This means that dairy farmers must milk cows every day, even on holidays! Cow are usually milked two or three times each day.
**Holstein is the most "popular" breed of dairy cattle, accounting for more than 90% of the Wisconsin dairy cattle population. They produce more milk than other dairy cattle breeds and are easy to identify with their black (or red) and white markings.