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.
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.
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.
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.