NY State Fair 800-Pound Butter Sculpture Recycled

SYRACUSE, NY (WNY News Now) – The New York State Fair has come to a close, but there still is one thing to be put away, the 800-pound butter sculpture.

The American Dairy Association North East, alongside Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, and Noblehurst Farms worked to dismantle the sculpture at the fairgrounds.

The butter was deemed unsuitable for sale or consumption. Ultimately, leading to local dairy farms recycling the butter.

Noblehurst Farms in Pavilion, N.Y., will use the butter along with other wastes, converting it into energy.

“Attached to our farm we have an anaerobic digester, which mixes manure from our farm, and food waste from the local community together to make biogas and ultimately electricity,” explained dairy farmer Chris Noble of Noblehurst Farms and Craigs Creamery. “The butter will be mixed with that process to create a little more electricity for our dairy.”

This year’s sculpture, named “Refuel Her Greatness” highlighted female athletes and how they refuel with chocolate milk.


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