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We Mean Business – A new flavor for the UW Business School

Babcock Dairy Plant teamed up with the University of Wisconsin Madison Business School to create an ice cream to build brand awareness for the UW Business School; the inspiring Business community, its leaders, learners and scholars. The campaign launch on the 1st of April will feature the ice cream “We mean Business: Together Forward”; a vanilla ice cream with chocolate coated salted caramel, white chocolate chips and a marshmallow swirl. “We mean Business: Together Forward” was the winner of a competition designed by the Business school to engage the community. The submission came from a BBA student majoring in Accounting. The ice cream is part of a campaign to communicate the Business School’s new brand image to partners within WSB, the UW campus and the Business Badger Alumni and Friends.
March 25, 2015
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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of WIAA Boys State Basketball Championships

Babcock Dairy Plant has released a one off ice cream to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the WIAA Boys State Basketball Championships (WIAA) starting this Thursday the 19th of March at the Kohl Center. In the name of the game, "Alley-Oop Scoop" ice cream is a vanilla based ice cream with caramel swirls and chocolate coated pretzel balls. This ice cream was designed specifically for the anniversary of the WIAA so enjoy it from Thursday to Sunday only! To see the schedule click here!
March 18, 2015
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Coming Soon! Ice Cream Cups!

A new and exciting product is in the works at Babcock! 5.5 ounce ice cream cups featuring your favorite flavors are on their way to campus!  The flavors on offer include:  From left to right: Vanilla, Union Utopia, Orange Custard Chocolate Chip, Blue Moon, Chocolate
October 13, 2014
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Taste Spring with Bucky Tea!

Babcock has a new line of delicious teas! Cherry Pomegranate and Peach flavors, both regular and diet are available now!
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Our Purpose Today

Thanks to Dr. Babcock’s revolutionary developments in dairy science, Babcock Dairy, an inspected and licensed dairy plant, not only produces high-quality, delicious dairy foods, it principally serves as a world-class research and educational facility. We achieve our objective by: Teaching: The Babcock Dairy Plant provides hands-on operational education, experience, and research to provide industry-leading concepts and methods for making ice cream, cheese, and pasteurized milk, equipping UW students, faculty and food industry professionals with cutting-edge knowledge and techniques that provide a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced food-science environment. Research: Through the dairy plant’s partnership with UW–Madison’s renowned UW Department of Food Science and the Center for Dairy Research—one of the premier dairy research centers in the world, food science students, faculty, and industry professionals are able to create, conduct, and implement research to pioneer methods of producing and using dairy ingredients. This research leads to higher quality and innovative products, as well as valuable knowledge for the food and dairy industries. Hands-on Experience: UW Food Science students and faculty learn through application with the experience they receive in the Babcock Dairy Plant. In ...
April 23, 2014
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What do we do?

The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, built in 1950, is a 20,000 square foot building that produces ice cream, natural cheeses, and milk products everyday while also educating students in its classrooms and on the plant floor. The involvement of student workers is a huge part of the Dairy Plant's culture. The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant's products are distributed to many food sites on campus including but not limited to dormitory cafeterias, the Athletic Department including the Kohl Center and Camp Randall Stadium, Memorial Union, Union South, the Babcock Hall Dairy Store itself, and UW Hospital. The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant produces products and services that have been and always will be an important part of the University of Wisconsin experience and legacy.
April 18, 2014
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Cheese and Butter Grand Champion

Babcock Hall Dairy Plant was chosen as the Cheese and Butter Grand Champion at the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest! Babcock Hall’s winning Gouda earned a score of 99.50 in the Open Class-Semi Soft Cheese category. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association (WDPA), this year’s competition drew a record number of 705 entries, up from 655 last year and 589 in 2009.
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