Quality Awards distributed at Calhoun Coop Creamery Annual Meeting

30-year Quality Award ... Left to right: Shawn Lloyd and Bill and Sandy Lloyd of Harpers Ferry. Not pictured: Mike Lloyd.

15-year Quality Award ... Left to right: John, Gloria, Bob and Al Hanson of Hanson Hilltop Farms, Waukon.

First-place Low Bacteria Award and First-place Low Somatic Cell Award ... Left to right: Dave and Rhonda Bahr.

Second-place Low Bacteria Award (tie) ... Left to right: Jenny and Greg Conway of Lansing.

Second-place Low Bacteria Award (tie) ... Left to right: Tom and Tanner Walleser of Lansing.

The 123rd annual meeting of Calhoun Coop Creamery, Lansing was held at the Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Community Room in Waukon Tuesday, January 22. A noon meal was served to all by BE Catered of Waukon.

President Dave Bahr called the meeting to order. At the conclusion of the business meeting quality awards were handed out to the following producers (some of which are pictured in the surrounding submitted photos):

First-place low bacteria award went to Dave and Rhonda Bahr of Waukon. There was a tie for second place between Greg and Jenny Conway of Lansing and Tom and Janet Walleser of Lansing. There were 38 other producers receiving outstanding quality awards.

First-place low somatic cell award also went to Dave and Rhonda Bahr of Waukon. There were 20 other producers receiving outstanding somatic cell awards with averages under 175,000 for the year.

Fifteen-year quality awards were awarded to the Mike and Kris Banse family of Eitzen, MN and Hanson Hilltop Farms of Waukon. A 25-year quality award was awarded to Nancy, Mike, Mark and Brenda Hartley of New Albin. A 30-year quality award was distributed to Bill and Mike Lloyd of Harpers Ferry.

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