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Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Company's BGC Manufacturing ice cream plant recently won awards for its yogurt at the 2008 World Dairy Expo Championship in Madison, Wis. The company won first place in the open yogurt category with its peach yogurt and third place in the blueberry yogurt category. Brookshire Grocery sells the yogurt under the Goldenbrook Farms name.
"This competition gives our manufacturing group a chance to compete with the best dairy manufacturers in the United States and Canada, and our awards prove we can beat the best," said Jim Pitner, vp, manufacturing for Brookshire Grocery. "Obviously, we're very pleased and congratulate our entire team on this high honor."
The World Dairy Expo drew more than 65,000 dairy enthusiasts, producers, industry personnel and visitors from around the world for cattle shows and the biggest dairy trade show worldwide.