The winners of the 2014 National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) represent the best in quality milk production.

Recipients of the 2014 NDQA Platinum Award are Randy and Kathy Bauer of Faribault, Minn.; Jeremy Beebe of Whittemore, Mich.; Michael Kleinhans of Kiel, Wis.; Duane and Janet Molhoek of Falmouth, Mich.; Brent, Nancy, Tyler and Ben Wilson of Carson City, Mich.; Mike, Lorene, Andrew and Bobbi Zagata of Sebewaing, Mich.; and Florieda Gorham and Mike, Jean, Brent, Brock and Nelda Bailey of Tomah, Wis.

Dairy industry professionals nominate producers for the award, and they are selected based on a comprehensive evaluation of their quality measures, systems for monitoring udder health, milking routines, protocols for detection and treatment of clinical and subclinical mastitis cases, and strategies for overall herd health and welfare.