2014 Legislative Milk-Chugging Contest

By on June 3, 2014

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The 15th annual legislative milk-chugging contest took place today at noon as part of Livestock Legislative Day.  The “Senate Super Sippers” and the “House All Stars” competed to see who could chug six pints of milk the fastest through a straw.

Prior to the main event, staff from the N.C. Farm Bureau and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services faced off in their own milk-chugging competition. This is the first year that the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service has had an all-female team.

(from left to right) Amanda Wachs, Chester Lowder, Paul Sherman, Miriam Johnson and Heather Barnes

(from left to right) Amanda Wachs, Chester Lowder, Paul Sherman, Miriam Johnson, Jim Howie and Heather Barnes

Amanda Wachs and Chester Lowder start off the competition

Amanda Wachs and Chester Lowder kick off the competition

Paul Sherman from the N.C. Farm Bureau

Paul Sherman from the N.C. Farm Bureau

The N.C. Farm Bureau finished in 1 minute 55 seconds, crushing the NCDA&CS team who finished in 2 minutes 30 seconds.

Up next were the Senate Super Sippers vs. the House All Stars.

The Senate Super Sippers (from left to right) – K.J. Stancin on behalf of Sen. Brent Jackson, Kyle Hall on behalf of Sen. Neal Hunt and Ross Barnhardt on behalf of Sen. Andrew Brock

The House All Stars (from left to right) – Rep. Johnathan Jordan, Rep. John Bell and Rep. Nathan Ramsey, who is a dairy farmer

Ross Barnhardt and Representative John Bell

Barnhardt and Rep. Bell

In the end, the times were close, only a second apart. But the Senate came out on top, chugging their milk in a brief 1 minute 35 seconds. For prizes, $200 will be donated to the Senate’s charity of choice, the N.C. 4-H Foundation, and $100 will be donated to the House’s choice, the N.C. FFA Foundation.

Representative John Bell declares that the legislature does more than just chug milk

Rep. Bell declares jokingly that the N.C. legislature does more than just chug milk

This event celebrated the booming North Carolina Dairy Industry. With 251 family-owned and operated dairies and 46,000 dairy cows, N.C. produces 108.7 million gallons of milk and provides over $1 billion in economic impact.

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