This year’s Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction will take place Aug. 11 in the Case IH Colosseum at State Fair Park in West Allis. The Wisconsin State Fair has selected Kewaskum Foods as the official processor for the 2021 Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.
Kewaskum Foods of Kewaskum has been in business for nearly 80 years. Originally opening as a meat locker, their current business focus is on custom processing and wholesale meat and sausage products. Some of their products previously have won awards at the Wisconsin State Fair. They also have a retail store.
Kewaskum Foods is owned by Brian and Carolyn Schumacher of Wauwatosa.
“We are honored to be selected as the official processor for the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction,” Brian says. “We hope the buyers bid high to support the exhibitors, and we look forward to working with the buyers to process their animals.”
Over 600 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Beef, Swine and Sheep Exhibitors compete for a coveted spot in the auction. The auction reaches over 200 junior fair exhibitors by supporting $30,000 annually in scholarships and contributes $20,000 directly to Wisconsin State Fair to assist with funding Wisconsin State Fair Junior Exhibitor programs.
The animals are harvested the week after the fair. Many of the Governor’s Livestock Auction’s 100+ buyers donate their purchase to local food pantries.
To find more information and how to become an auction buyer, visit the auction website at www.gbrla.com or call 414-477-6030.