Alan and Deborah Koppenol run a 195-cow dairy that obtained the highest quality records in 2016 among the nearly 1,200 farms belonging to MMPA. To qualify, a producer must meet MMPA’s quality premium requirements for an entire year.
The Koppenols stress prevention first over treatment to ensure the health of their herd and maintain high quality milk. They have always taken extreme personal pride in producing high quality milk.
Since 1990, MMPA has recognized the farm that produces the highest quality milk for the year. “It takes commitment by everyone on the farm to meet MMPA’s quality premium levels every month of the year,” says Dean Letter, MMPA director of member services.
Koppenol Dairy Farm was featured in the April issue of the Michigan Milk Messenger. Read more »
MMPA—established in 1916—is a member owned and operated dairy cooperative serving approximately 2,000 dairy farmers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.