Local dairy farm wins prestigious award

Local dairy farm wins prestigious award

 

Local dairy farm wins prestigious award

ALPENA — Butterwerth Dairy recently was given a Platinum Award of Achievement from the National Quality Dairy Awards. The farm is owned by Larry and Paulette Werth and their sons Paul and Jeremy. This award is given to the top six dairy farms in the United States.

Paul and Jeremy said the farm has changed and updated its practices after bovine tuberculosis infected their herd three years ago.

“In 2015 the herd had a positive for bovine TB. So after a depopulation of the whole herd we made the decision to come back to dairying again with some modifications and changes,” Jeremy said. “We had to reset our facility and change the stall size because we used to milk Jerseys………

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