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  • National Mastitis Council has named the 2014 National Dairy Quality Platinum Award winners. These producers represent the best in quality milk production. The recipients are Randy and Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minnesota; Jeremy Beebe of Whittemore, Michigan; Michael Kleinhans of Kiel, Wisconsin; Duane and Janet Molhoek of Falmouth, Michigan; Brent, Nancy, Tyler and Ben Wilson of Carson City, Michigan; Mike, Lorene, Andrew and Bobbi Zagata of Sebwaing, Michigan; and Florieda Gorham and Mike, Jean, Brent, Brock and Nelda Bailey of Tomah, Wisconsin.

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Baby Ben calf

Carissa Itle Westrick is the director of business development at Vale Wood Farms, a family-owned dairy and milk processor in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She became the international face of the farm when a picture of a calf with a face marking shaped like the number 7 went viral on the Internet.

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Kevin Herrick

Kevin Herrick
Senior Manager, Dairy and Livestock Technical Services
Purina Animal Nutrition
Gray Summit, Missouri

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Bruce Andersen

Bruce Anderson
District Sales Representative
Accelerated Genetics
Hutchinson, Minnesota

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Names in the News

Longs Peak Dairy
Pierce, Colorado
The Greeley Tribune recently published a feature story about Longs Peak Dairy in Weld County, Colorado. The newspaper wanted its readers to know that much of the milk available for purchase at area grocery stores is produced close to home, at operations like Longs Peak Dairy. The dairy began with 40 milking cows in 1968 and has grown to 4,800 milking cows.

Click here to read the Greeley Tribune article.

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Glaucio Lopes

Gláucio Lopes Jr.
Large Herd Manager and Reproduction Specialist
SCR Dairy
Madison, Wisconsin

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