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Conshy Man Brings Half-a-Ton of Butter to Life

One thousand pounds of butter never looked so entertaining.

The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show Butter Sculpture. Credit: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
The 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show Butter Sculpture. Credit: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association

A Montgomery County man is responsible for churning ... er, turning 1,000 pounds of butter into a milkshake shrine.

Jim Victor, of Conshohocken, created a sculpture to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the milkshake served by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The sculpture, which was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the Pennsylvania Promotion Program, was put on display last week at the Farm Show. The sculpture depicts a man serving a milkshake to a woman … and two cows dancing.

Check out the photo and the time-lapse video above. 

Victor, who also works in the media of chocolate and cheese, began working on the milkshake sculpture in mid-December, according to a Pennsylvania Farm Show press release. Land O’ Lakes in Carlisle donated the butter.

“For 60 years, milkshakes have been part of the Farm Show tradition of celebrating Pennsylvania agriculture,” Agriculture Secretary George Greig in the press release. “What may seem like just a great drink in a plastic cup is a lot more – it’s a representation of the state’s 7,200 dairy farm families who grow Pennsylvania by driving the economy, creating jobs and supplying quality products to consumers.”

And what happens to the butter following the show? It will be given to a Juniata County dairy farm … and will be put through a digester and converted into about 65 kilowatt hours of electricity to help operate the farm.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show takes place at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg; it runs through Jan. 11. For more information, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.

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