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NMC Announces Milk Quality Award Winners
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/07/2023

National Mastitis Council recognized the U.S. dairy industry's "cream of the crop" for producing quality milk at its Feb. 2 National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) program, held in conjunction with the NMC 62nd Annual Meeting, held in Atlanta and virtually.

Six dairies won a Platinum Award – Crandall Dairy Farms LLC (Brad, Mark and Larry Crandall), Battle Creek, Mich.; Dolph Dairy LLC (Don, Pat, Chet and Patty Dolph), Lake Mills, Wis.; Endres Berryridge Farms LLC (Jeff, Steve and Randy Endres), Waunakee, Wis.; Lamb Farms Inc. (Oakfield Corners Dairy), (Gordon, Jonathon and Matthew Lamb, and James Veazey), Oakfield, N.Y.; RKB Dairy (Randy and Kathy Bauer), Faribault, Minn.; and Rudgers Registered Jerseys (Lyman Rudgers), Attica, N.Y.

In addition to the six Platinum winners, there were 19 Gold and 19 Silver NDQA winners (listed below). These farms were selected from 66 applications submitted for the 2022 awards. Farms were nominated by professionals, such as dairy plant field staff, veterinarians, extension specialists and Dairy Herd Improvement supervisors, who serve the dairy industry.

Gold winners from Wisconsin include:

- Dorner Farms (Cory and Maria Dorner), Luxemburg, Wis.

- Jauquet's Hillview Dairy (Dave and Stacy Jauquet), Luxemburg, Wis.

- Maly Farms (Butch and Ron Maly, and Alicia Sippl), Bryant, Wis.

Local Silver recipients were:

- Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm Inc. (Mike and Sue Clark, Jon and Heidi Fischer), Hatley, Wis.

- Maple Leaf Acres Inc. (Loren Hanson), Elk Mound, Wis.

- F W Rahn and Sons (Travis Rahn), Eden, Wis.

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