Vets Plus, Inc. has awarded Hawk High Dairy in Norwalk, Wis., a $500 prize toward milking services. The global animal health company selected Hawk High Dairy as the winner of a drawing held for booth visitors at World Dairy Expo in October.

Andi Rynes, co-manager of Hawk High Dairy, was thrilled to accept the $500 prize on behalf of her 20-year-old family dairy. Hawk High Dairy milks 500 cows, with a total herd of about 1,200. Rynes spoke with pride of her operation, particularly the calves. She said she works hard to keep the calves healthy from the start, using Probios® in their bottles to stimulate the gut. Rynes hopes to use her winnings toward a vacation from the farm with her family.

Rynes looks forward to World Dairy Expo every year as an opportunity to see what is new in the industry. Raj Lall, Founder, President & CEO of Vets Plus, said it’s meeting producers like Rynes who make the experience invaluable for the company. He said, “We’ve been attending World Dairy Expo since 1990, when Vets Plus started. It’s the best way to get in touch with the producers who use our Probios and Vets Plus products and find out what they need to better meet the nutritional needs of their animals.”

This is the second year the company has sponsored the “We’ll Milk Your Cows for a Weekend” drawing at World Dairy Expo. Cherie Grandt, Director of Marketing said, “The drawing is just one way of showing our thanks to our loyal customers and those who are stopping by for the first time to learn about what we do. We have a lot of fun meeting producers at our booth, and we want to say thank you.” The company also sponsored several of the competitions throughout the event in support of the families with show cattle. Vets Plus sponsored 12 awards including several for the Ayrshire and Junior Show Guernsey champions.