If you want to support the next generation of dairy through your everyday feed purchase, submit your bid below in our “Feed for the Future” Silent Auction!

How Does It Work?

Purina Animal Nutrition is once again donating $5,000 worth of dairy feed to the Dairy Excellence Foundation to help support on-farm internships for college students in dairy-related fields of study. We are accepting bids from June 1-12, 2024 with the highest bidder announced on June 13th at A Toast to Dairy. (Note: You do not have to be present at the event to win.)

Each day throughout the auction, we’ll announce the highest bid on this page. Check back daily for updates, and submit your bids! The highest bidder can choose from a selection of Purina products up to a total value of $5,000.

The following categories of dairy feed apply: 

  • Calf Milk Replacer
  • Calf Starters & Growers
  • Heifer Feed
  • Dry Cow Feeds
  • Pre & Post-Fresh Feed
  • Lactating Cow Feed
    *Straight ingredients and commodities do not apply.

Bid Updates:

Bid updates will be posted here from June 1-12 throughout the silent auction.

Fill out the form below to submit your bid and support young dairy professionals like Beckie!

With the Purina job opportunity, being able to interact with new dairy producers every day really excites me. It combines both of my passions of talking to producers and interacting in the farm environment. I’m really happy I was given all these opportunities to grow over the last four years, including through the On-Farm Internship Program. The internship program is a really great opportunity, especially for people who haven’t worked on a farm before. I’m not working as a herdsman now, but I have such a greater respect and understanding of what dairy farmers do. That helps me every day.

Beckie Burns, a 2020 on-farm intern and now a Livestock Production Specialist at Purina Animal Nutrition

Note: Any bids up to $5,000 are not considered tax-deductible. Any bids over $5,000 will be tax-deductible. 

Submit a Bid for “Feed for the Future”

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