Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction

THANK YOU!

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction had another banner year–Thank You!

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair celebrated its 26th year. In total, this year’s auction raised more than $140,000. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, which supports Wisconsin 4-H activities including 4-H conferences, teaching materials and workshops, and overall development of 4-H youth.

Governor Walker hosted the Auction, with emcee Bob Meyer, Ag Loan Officer with Citizens State Bank of Loyal. Auctioneers for the evening were Bob Johnson, Milton; Gary Finley, Walworth and David Allen, the 2017 Champion of the Wisconsin Auctioneer’s Association Competition, from Cross Plains. In addition, serving as the auction’s ringmen were Ben Brancel, Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Scott Gunderson, Heidi Miller, 2017 Wisconsin Champion Ringman, past champions of the Wisconsin Champion Ringman competition including Tim Miller, 2011 Champion, Rodney Freymiller, 2010 Champion, Scott Werlein, 2009 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer, Wayne Yoder, 2008 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer, Tim Slack, Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Past President, WAA Hall of FAME and 2004 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer and Dave Koning.

Among those attending the auction were:  Kathleen O’Leary, CEO Wisconsin State Fair Park, Ray Cross, President of the UW System, Cathy Sandeen, Chancellor of UW-Extension and many other dignitaries and supporters of 4-H.

The 2017 Best of Show Award went to meat processor Wyttenbach Meats of Prairie du Sac. The company earned the honor for its Ultimate Bacon. It sold to Pagel’s Ponderosa, Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese and John T. Pagel for $16,000. It was generously donated back and resold to Wisconsin Souvenir Milkcaps for $6,000.

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This event takes place in partnership with UW-Extension, the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association.

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THANK YOU to our 2017 Sponsors*


Rupena's Fine Foods

Bob & Jill Nieskes

Jim Reid



J&S Machine, Inc.
Shellie Kappelman Photography

 
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*Gifts and Commitments received as of 7/31/2017


L-R: Tim Lorang, Robert Weyker, Elton Aberle, Terry Timm, Andy Milkowski, and Duane Bunting.

Congratulations to the 2017 Meat Products Contest Champions

The following 2017 Grand Champion, Reserve Grand and 2nd Reserve Grand Champion Winners for the categories will all be available for auction: 

FLAVORED BACON

Grand Champion:  Wyttenbach Meats, LLC, Prairie du Sac

Reserve Grand Champion:  Julius Falkavage, LLC /People’s Meat Market, Stevens Point

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Karl’s Country Market, Menomonee Falls

BONE-IN HAM

Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats Inc., Cumberland

Reserve Grand Champion:  Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Inc., Elmwood

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  The Meat Block LLC, Greenville

FLAVORED SUMMER SAUSAGE

Grand Champion:  Haen Meat Packing, Inc., Kaukauna

Reserve Grand Champion:  Eden Meat Market, Eden

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Maplewood Meats, Green Bay

DRIED OR SMOKED BEEF

Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., Cumberland

Reserve Grand Champion:  Maplewood Meats, Green Bay

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Wyttenbach Meats LLC, Prairie du Sac

TRADITIONAL SNACK SAUSAGES

Grand Champion:  Lake Geneva Country Meats, Lake Geneva

Reserve Grand Champion:  Haen Meat Packing Inc., Kaukauna

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Harry Hansen Meat Service, Stevens Point

SPECIALTY COOKED BRATWURST

Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats Inc., Cumberland

Reserve Grand Champion:  Leroy Meats of Horicon, Horicon

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Haen Meat Packing Inc., Kaukauna

GROUND & FORMED JERKY

Grand Champion:  Eden Meat Market, Eden

Reserve Grand Champion:  Northwoods Locker LLC, Clayton

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Lake Geneva Country Meats, Lake Geneva

CURED SPECIALITY MEAT PRODUCT

Grand Champion (Cottage Bacon):  Wyttenbach Meats LLC, Prairie du Sac

Reserve Grand Champion (Pepperoni):  Louie’s Finer Meats Inc., Cumberland

2nd Reserve Grand Champion (Bacon-rolled Brat Patty):  Northwoods Locker LLC, Clayton

KIELBASA OR POLISH SAUSAGE

Grand Champion:  Geiss Meat Service, Merrill

Reserve Grand Champion:  Lake Geneva Country Meats, Lake Geneva

2nd Reserve Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats Inc., Cumberland


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*Photo credits (4-H Communications Team and Shellie Kappleman Photography)


State Fair 4-H Foundation Affinity Partner Program

Vendors & Retailers have the opportunity to help support 4-H Youth by joining our 4-H Foundation Affinity Partner Program.  Retailers & Wisconsin State Fair Vendors donate a portion of their sales on the Tuesday of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction event or choose to donate a specific dollar amount.   A 4-H Foundation Affinity Partner point of purchase display sign is located at each participating vendor’s locations.  This awareness encourages consumers & fair-goers to patronize our Affinity Partners.  Please contact us for more details on this special vendor and retail outlet program.

 

 

 

Contact

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation, Inc.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1597
Email: info@Wis4HFoundation.org

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation are used to assist the organization in their mission to provide resources to the Wisconsin 4‑H program.

Contributions are made with the understanding that the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds.

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868. The most recent Form 990 can be found here.

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is committed to, and morally bound to, a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to race, veteran status, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation as applicable to persons served by it, to staff employment, and to membership on its governing board.

As an organization and as individuals, we take the opportunity to learn and benefit from the divergent perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities each individual brings to the pursuit of our common mission.