FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IT’S A ‘CLEAN SWEEP’ OF AWARDS FOR UMPQUA DAIRY AT ODI
(Roseburg, OR) – Umpqua Dairy Products, Co. swept the competition at the 104th Annual Oregon Dairy Industries (ODI) Conference held in Salem on April 14th & 15th, 2015.
Umpqua Dairy won Sweepstakes Awards in all three of the product judging categories, making it a clean sweep of the trophies. Umpqua Dairy received the 2015 ODI, Fluid Milk Sweepstakes, the 2015 ODI, Cultured Sweepstakes and the 2015 ODI, Ice Cream Sweepstakes Awards. This is the first time in company history that Umpqua Dairy has taken home the Sweepstakes Award in all three product judging divisions.
“Umpqua Dairy is very pleased to bring home the hardware for all three sweepstakes awards”, said John Harvey, Director of Plant Operations. “Our employees are dedicated to producing quality products. To be honored with such awards by our peers is the highest compliment one can receive”.
Jeremy Stoffal, Umpqua Dairy Milk Production Supervisor, Wes Roberts, Umpqua Dairy Ice Cream Production Supervisor, and Tony Gibson, Cultured Products Production Supervisor, were on hand to accept the awards from the 2015 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador, Emma Miller.
Dairy products are judged by an independent judging team from Oregon State University and the Dairy industry. The products are evaluated on flavor, appearance, body and texture. Sweepstakes awards are given to the single company that scores the highest overall in judging of the various product categories.
Still family owned and located in the heart of Oregon’s Umpqua Valley, Umpqua Dairy Products, Co. operates as the largest independent dairy in southern Oregon. Their award winning line of dairy, ice cream and juice products are distributed throughout the Western United States. A tradition of unsurpassed quality, freshness and customer service makes Umpqua Dairy a #1 choice for delicious, refreshing dairy products.