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Top dairy herds to be recognized
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MONROE - The top Green County dairy herds will be recognized at the upcoming Green County DHI Farmer Appreciation luncheon for producing high quality milk based on their somatic cell count levels.

A luncheon will be held at noon Wednesday, March 6 at the Monroe American Legion Post 84, 1627 12th Ave. Cost is $10 per person with required reservations made no later than Monday, Feb. 25. Winners were:

Small herd (99 cows or less)

First: High Road Dairy - Kim and Sue Hartwig, Monroe

Second: Mayer Brown Swiss - Jeremy and Kelsi Mayer, Monroe

Third: Premium Farms - Mark and Stephanie Miranda, Juda.

Large herd (100 cows or more)

First: Binders Holstein and Brown Swiss, Albany

Second: Dave and Brian Brugger, Monroe

Third: Jimmy-K Holsteins, Monroe

The top three DHI herds in both the small herd category and the large herd category will be recognized for having the lowest herd linear score somatic cells counts for Green County dairy herds in 2012. The top three herds will be presented with certificates and the top herd in each size category will also be presented with an aluminum milk house sign sponsored by the Green County Milk Quality Council.