National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) recipients were recognized during the National Mastitis Council 53rd Annual Meeting, held January 26-28, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The goal of the NDQA program is to honor dairy producers from across the United States who have successfully placed high priority on producing milk of the highest quality.
Honored during the NMC awards luncheon, the top-ranked Platinum winners were: Beattie Farms (Donald Beattie), Holton, Michigan; Dick Haven Farms (Gordon Dick), McBain, Michigan; Easton Dairy, (Melissa Murray and Sean Quinn), Greenwich, New York; End Road Dairy (Duane and Janet Molhoek), Falmouth, Michigan; RKB Dairy (Randy and Kathy Bauer), Faribault, Minnesota; and Tubergen Dairy Farm (Dennis, Doris, Kurt and Todd Tubergen), Ionia, Michigan.
In addition to the six Platinum winners, there were also 23 Gold and 24 Silver NDQA winners. These farms were selected from over 200 applications submitted for the 2013 awards.
Click here to read brief bio’s about Platinum winners, along with a listing of the Gold and Silver winners (and their nominators).
Platinum-level National Dairy Quality Awards winners who were recognized during the NMC annual meeting include: Front row: Kathy Bauer (RKB Dairy), Jennifer Saxton (Beattie Farms), Janet Molhoek (End Road Dairy), Susan Dick (Dick Haven Farms). Back row: Randy Bauer (RKB Dairy), Kurt Tubergen (Tubergen Dairy Farm) , Todd Tubergen (Tubergen Dairy Farm), Duane Molhoek (End Road Dairy) , Gordon Dick (Dick Haven Farms). Missing are Melissa Murray and Sean Quinn.