DFA Wins in World Dairy Expo Contest

September 29, 2010

MADISON, Wis. – Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) recently earned awards for six products in the 2010 World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Championship Contest. With more than 650 entries, the event is one of the largest dairy contests in North America.

The competition is held in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. The World Dairy Expo is one of the premier events in the dairy industry, with more than 70,000 people attending annually, and offers national and international exposure.

“We are proud of the high quality products made at our plants, and it’s truly an honor to be recognized at one of the industry’s finest and most respected events,” says Mark Korsmeyer, president of DFA’s Global Dairy Products Group. “The awards are a true testament to the value of our people – from production and quality control to safety and maintenance – the plant employees all play a major role in our products’ success.”

The first-place products were auctioned off at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Auction in Madison, Wis. During the auction, roughly 200 attendees and national media representatives had the opportunity to view DFA’s winning products.

Awards were presented for the following products:
First – Sharp Cheddar, Zumbrota, Minn.
First – Borden® Cheese Pasteurized Processed Cheese, Plymouth, Wis.
First – Plugrá® Butter, Winnsboro, Texas
First – Mozzarella, Turlock, Calif.
Second – Mozzarella, Turlock, Calif.
Third – Provolone, Turlock, Calif.

DFA is a dairy marketing cooperative that serves and is owned by nearly 17,000 members on more than 9,500 farms in 48 states. DFA also is one of the country’s most diversified manufacturers of dairy products, food components and ingredients, and is a leader in formulating and packaging shelf-stable dairy products.