Mooreton couple wins state dairy award

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has presented the 2013 Commissioner's Dairy Producers Award for Excellence to Norbert and Ronna Althoff of Mooreton.

The Althoffs received their award in Mandan during the recent 2013 North Dakota Dairy Convention, sponsored by the North Dakota Milk Producers Association.

“The Althoffs' farm has an outstanding inspection record,” said Wayne Carlson, North Dakota Department of Agriculture livestock development division director, who represented Goehring. “They have an exceptional record of compliance with state and federal dairy laws and regulations for somatic cell counts, bacteria counts and overall quality standards.”

The Althoffs are currently milking 80 head of cattle, selling their milk to Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). They also raise corn, wheat and feed stock.