UMPQUA DAIRY WINS TOP SWEEPSTAKES AWARD AT ODI

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Tamara Osborne, Marketing Coordinator, Umpqua Dairy Products, 541-672-2638 Ext. 121

April 21, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UMPQUA DAIRY WINS TOP SWEEPSTAKES AWARD AT ODI

(Roseburg, OR) – Umpqua Dairy Products, Co. was a big winner at the 105th Annual Oregon Dairy Industries Conference held in Salem, Oregon on April 12th & 13th, 2016.

Umpqua Dairy received the prestigious Sweepstakes Award in the Cultured Division judging competition. This was the sixth year in a row that Umpqua Dairy has taken home the Sweepstakes Award in the Cultured Division. Umpqua Dairy was also awarded the runner-up Sweepstakes Award in the Ice Cream Division judging and Umpqua Dairy cottage cheese was judged to be the best in the northwest.

“Umpqua Dairy is very pleased to be a ‘six-peet’ sweepstakes winner for our Cultured Products and a Sweepstakes runner up for Ice Cream”, 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”.

Tony Gibson, Cultured Products Production Supervisor, was on hand to accept the Cultured Products trophy and Wes Roberts, Umpqua Dairy’s Ice Cream Production Supervisor, accepted the ice cream award.

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.

Next up for Umpqua Dairy will be the results of the annual awards at the 2016 Quality Chekd Leadership Conference taking place April 24-26 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. Umpqua Dairy is a finalist competing for the three of the six 2016 Excellence Awards; 2016 Production Excellence Award in both Cultured Products and Ice Cream Categories; and the 2016 Outstanding Marketing Achievement Award’s Best Single Product Campaign.

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Third generation 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. For over 85 years, our internationally awarded line of dairy, ice cream and juice products have been distributed throughout the Western United States. A tradition of unsurpassed quality, freshness and customer service makes Umpqua Dairy the #1 choice for delicious, refreshing dairy products. For more information, please visit umpquadairy.com.