Milk Quality Award goes to Craggan Farms

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Finishing third were David and Jennifer McGuire of Star Haven Farm in Freetown

Dairy Famers of Prince Edward Island announced that John and David Wood of Craggan Farms Ltd. in Marshfield are the 2013 Ron Sampson Milk Quality Award recipients.

This Jan. 9, 2006 photo shows Famous bovine Molly B. at Mickey's Packing Plant after escaping the slaughter house and leading authorities on a chase through Great Falls, Mont. Five years after a cow dubbed the "Unsinkable Molly B" leapt a slaughterhouse gate and swam across the Missouri River in an escape that brought international acclaim, the heifer has again eluded fate, surviving the collapse of the animal sanctuary where she was meant to retire. Molly B is among an estimated 1,200 animals removed from the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary and Rescue northwest of Missoula in recent weeks as part of a massive effort to bail out its overwhelmed owners. (AP Photo/Great Falls Tribune, Rion Sanders)

DFPEI has recognized the Woods’ management abilities as key factors for producing the finest quality milk. John is a proven leader in the dairy industry, having served as a director of ADL for eight years. He was also president of the P.E.I. Holstein Branch, and he continues to contribute to his community as a 4-H leader.

Honourable mention was extended to this year’s runner-up, Kouwenberg Farm Ltd., Hans, Theo, and Keys Kouwenberg of Millview. Third place finishers were David and Jennifer McGuire of Star Haven Farm in Freetown.

The Ron Sampson Milk Quality Award was created in 2012 by Ron Sampson, DFPEI’s udder health technician. The award recognizes Island dairy producers who achieve a level of excellence in milk quality and who demonstrate leadership in their industry and community.

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