Krauss Dairy Center Honored for Quality Milk Production

OARDC/Krauss Dairy Center was recognized by the National Mastitis Council for quality milk production at its Feb. 1, 2019 Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with the NMC 58th Annual Meeting in Savannah, Ga. Krauss was recognized as a Gold NDQA (National Dairy Quality Award) Winner. Overall, 41 dairies were honored in Platinum, Gold and Silver categories. Farms were nominated by professionals, such as dairy plant field staff, veterinarians, Extension specialists and dairy herd improvement supervisors, who serve the dairy industry. NDQA judges considered many criteria when reviewing finalists’ applications. In addition to milk quality indicators, such as somatic cell count and standard plate count, judges looked at specific details about each operation, including milking routine, cow comfort, udder health monitoring programs, treatment and prevention programs, strategies for overall herd health and welfare, and adherence to drug use and record keeping regulations.