Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction

Thank You!

The 28th Annual Governor’s Blue Ribbon

Meat Products Auction raised nearly $100,000

for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation

to support our Wisconsin 4-H Youth.


Mistress of Ceremonies Pam Jahnke, radio and TV agricultural reporter and host, kicked off the night before Master of Ceremonies Ben Brancel, Endeavor, and Auctioneer Bob Johnson, Milton, sold 28 Champion, Reserve Champion and Honorable Mention meat products. Among those attending the auction were Kathleen O’Leary, CEO of Wisconsin State Fair Park, Ray Cross, President of the UW System, Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, and other 4-H supporters.

Wisconsin State Fair Chairman of the Board John Yingling presented the 2019 Best of Show Award to meat processor Louie’s Finer Meats of Cumberland. Louie’s earned the honor for its Old World Sausage (a new category this year). As Best in Show, it sold to a consortium of Hartmann Sand and Gravel and Kewaskum Frozen Foods for $2,500.

(photos will be available soon!)



This event takes place in partnership with the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, and the Wisconsin State Fair. Thank you.

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Catering by:

Winning Processors and Buyers!

Congratulations to the following meat processors for their winning entries! Here’s what their hard work sold for:

Flavored Bacon 
Traditional Snack Sausages
Grand Champion:  Karl’s Country Market, Menomonee Falls Grand Champion:  Karl’s Country Market, Menomonee Falls
Buyer:  Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation for $2,500 Buyer:  Meijer, Inc. for $2,600
1st Reserve:  Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood 1st Reserve:  Wyttenbach Meats, Prairie du Sac
Buyer:  Meijer, Inc., for $2,000, generously donated back Buyers:  Consortium of Major Goolsby’s and Ultimate Confections for $800
Resale:  Jones Family Farms for $1,600 Honorable Mention:  The Meat Block, LLC, Greenville
Honorable Mention:  Wyttenbach Meats, Praire du Sac Buyer:  Merwin Farms for $1,000
Buyer:  Wisconsin Souvenir Milkcaps for $1,400
Bone-In Ham
Specialty Cooked Bratwurst
Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., Cumberland Grand Champion:  The Meat Block, LLC, Greenville
Buyer:  Consortium of Boehlke Bottled Gas, Cousin’s Subs, GoRiteway, LeRoy   Haeuser & Saz’s for $4,500 Buyers:  Consortium of Boehlke Bottled Gas, Cousin’s Subs, GoRiteway, LeRoy Haeuser & Saz’s for $1,250
1st Reserve:  Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood 1st Reserve:  Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood
Buyer:  Daluge Travel for $2,000 Buyer:  Crane Farms for $1,250
Honorable Mention:  The Meat Block, LLC, Greenville Honorable Mention:  Ray’s Market, Colby
Buyer:  Egg Innovations for $1,300 Buyer:  Hartmann Sand & Gravel for $1,600
Flavored Summer Sausage
Restructured Jerky
Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., Cumberland Grand Champion:  Ray’s Market, Colby
Buyer:  Meijer, Inc. for $2,000 Buyers:  Consortium of Badger State Auction & Real Estate and Egg Innovations for $1,500
1st Reserve:  The Meat Block, LLC, Greenville 1st Reserve:  Karl’s Country Market, Menomonee Falls
Buyer:  Rural Mutual Insurance for $1,600, generously donated back Buyer:  Randy Schopen Memorial Foundation for $500
Resale:  Wisconsin Farm Bureau for $800, generously donated back Honorable Mention:  Northwoods Locker LLC, Clayton
Resale:  Meijer, Inc. for $1,000, generously donated back Buyer:  Gibbsville Implement for $550
Resale:  Consortium of Badger State Auction & Real Estate, Kay & Duane Bunting, MaryBeth Carr & Wisconsin Souvenir Milkcaps for $600
Honorable Mention:  Sixth Street Market, Ashland
Cured Specialty Meat Product
Buyer:  Egg Innovations for $650 Grand Champion:  Geiss Meat Service, Merrill (Beef Bacon)
Buyers:  Consortium of Rural Mutual Insurance and Wisconsin Farm Bureau for $1,500, generously donated back
Dried or Smoked Beef 
Resale:  Crane Farms for $600
Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., Cumberland 1st Reserve:  Wilson Farm Meats, Elkhorn (Cottage Bacon)
Buyer:  Daluge Travel for $1,250 Buyers:  Consortium of Jones Family Farm, Merwin Farms, Town Bank and Bill Thompson for $4,500
1st Reserve:  Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood Honorable Mention:  Sailer’s Food Market & Meat Processing, Elmwood (Canadian Bacon)
Buyer:  Rural Mutual Insurance for $750, generously donated back Buyer:  Gibbsville Implement for $1,250
Resale:  Meijer, Inc. for $400
Honorable Mention:  Wyttenbach Meats, Praire du Sac
Dry/Semi-Dry Sausage
Buyer:  Jeff Swenson for $500 Grand Champion:  Louie’s Finer Meats, Inc., Cumberland
*BEST IN SHOW*
Buyer:  Meijer, Inc. for $1,700, generously donated back
Resale:  Crane Farms for $600
1st Reserve:  Karl’s Country Market, Menomonee Falls
Buyer:  Crane Farms for $700
Honorable Mention:  Geiss Meat Service, Merrill
Buyer:  Recognition Specialists for $900
Thank you to the judges:

L to R:  Terry Timm, Ed Reiser, Tim Lorang, Megan McGough, Mark Schafer, Marty Wimmer.


Affinity Partner Program

Thank you to this year’s Affinity Partners!

Please patronize these supporters of Wisconsin 4-H. Look for the 4-H clover in their window:

Akarim African Enterprise

The Big Cheese Sweets & Treats

Butcher Boys/F & W Concessions

Derynda’s Dairylane/Adelines Corn

Fried Fruit & Fried Olives/Tempting Foods

Green Goat Apothecary

Helmut’s Strudel

Island Noodles

The Pork Schoppe/Wisconsin Pork Association

Prairie Farms Dairy

Saz’s Miller High Life Pavilion/Saz’s BBQ

Super Dog/Groscurth Equipment, Inc.

Ultimate Confections

Wisconsin Wool Works!/Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op

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. 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.


2019 Photos are coming! Stop back soon. 

Check out this video.

2018 MPA Photos*

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See a photo you would like to have? Feel free to download yourself or request a digital copy by contacting Joanne@Wis4HFoundation.org

*Photo credits Leeah Luepke


The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, based in Madison, WI, provides essential funding for 4-H programs throughout Wisconsin. By partnering with individuals, corporations and foundations, the Foundation supports more than 150,000 youth who take part in various 4-H leadership, developments, and community-building activities throughout the state. Learn more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation by visiting www.Wis4HFoundation.org.

Contact

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