Legislative milk chug, ice cream break set for June 12

Steven Lathrop, NCDA&CS

Each team will see who can sip six half-pints of milk in shortest time

Legislators will face-off in the 19th annual Legislative Milk Chugging Contest between the House and Senate ag committees. Each team will race to see who can sip six half-pints of milk in the shortest amount of time. Winners will earn a donation to the charity of their choice. This year, state officers from FFA and 4-H will compete in a milk-chugging contest before the main event.

The public is invited to watch the milk-chugging contests and enjoy free ice cream after the event. Milk will be provided by Milkco and Harris-Teeter will provide ice cream. The event is sponsored by the N.C. Dairy Industry Promotions Committee.

 

 

WHO:

The “House All Stars” team, consisting of Rep. William D. Brisson, Rep. Chris Humphreys and Rep. Larry Strickland, will chug on behalf of the N.C. FFA Foundation. The “Senate Super Sippers,” made up of Sen. W. Ted Alexander, Sen. Jim Burgin and Sen. Eddie Gallimore, will compete for the N.C. 4-H Foundation.

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 12
11:45 a.m. – FFA and 4-H milk-chugging contest
Noon – Legislative milk-chugging contest
Ice cream break to follow

 

 

WHERE:

North Portico of the Legislative Building.

N.C. dairy farmers care for 44,000 dairy cows across the state. North Carolina leads the Southeast for most milk production per cow and produces more than 108 million gallons of milk annually. North Carolina also produces 14.9 million gallons of ice cream each year. More information about the state’s livestock industry is available at www.ncagr.gov/markets/livestock.

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