Auction At Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Winconsin Dairy Products AssociationThe Wisconsin Dairy Products Association just announced it’s World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Products Contest Auction which will be held on October 4.

The World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest will hold an auction of all first place winners on Tuesday, October 4, 2005, 5:00 pm, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI. There will be 23 first place contest entries up for bid, as follows:
Cheddar, Land O’Lakes, Kiel, WI
Aged Cheddar, Land O’Lakes, Kiel, WI
Colby Jack, Alto Dairy, Waupun, WI
LMPS Mozzarella, Alto Dairy, Waupun, WI
String Cheese, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, WI
Provolone, Dairy Farmers of America, Turlock, CA
Black River Blue Cheese, North Hendren Co-op Dairy, Willard, WI
Morel & Leek Jack, Meister Cheese, Muscoda, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack, Pine River Pre Pack, Newton, WI
PP Colored American Cheese, AMPI, Portage, WI
Cream Cheese, Swiss Valley Farms, Luana, IA
Braun Suisse Brick, Chalet Cheese/Deppeler Factory, Monroe, WI
Stravecchio Parmesan, The Antigo Cheese Co., Antigo, WI
Lemonweir Gold, Natural Valley Cheese, Hustler, WI
Cabot Salted Butter, Cabot Creamery Co-op, Montpelier, VT
Unsalted Butter, O-AT-KA Milk Products, Batavia, NY
Strawberry FOB Lowfat Yogurt, Dean Foods, Richland Center, WI
Blueberry Lowfat Yogurt, Swiss Valley Farms, Cedar Rapids, IA
Large Curd Cottage Cheese, Louis Trauth Dairy, Newport, KY
Vanilla Ice Cream, Gifford’s Ice Cream, Skowhegan, ME
Chocolate Ice Cream, Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream, Shelby Two, MI

Cheese & Butter
GRAND CHAMPION
Fair Oaks Dairy Products,
Fair Oaks, IN
Emmentaler

Grade A & Ice Cream
GRAND CHAMPION
Louis Trauth Dairy
Newport, KY
Sour Cream

The October 4 event will begin at 5:00 pm with a reception featuring a cheese fondue and special foods and pastries created by the MATC Culinary School utilizing the 2nd & 3rd place (cheese and butter classes) winners of the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. Free beer and a cash bar will also be offered. At 6:30pm the auction will commence with Mr. Doug Wilson, Cooperative Resources International, serving as the featured auctioneer. All successful bidders will receive the product they bid on, plus a commemorative keepsake for their participation. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Professional Dairy Producers of WI (PDPW) to support their efforts to assist current and beginning producers achieve success in dairy farming. The proceeds will also be used to help defray contest expenses.

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