Prairie Farms and its family of companies won 62 awards in 38 of the contest's 96 classes during the World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Contest. Prairie Farms received more awards than any other company. The final tally was 22 first-place awards, 23 second-place awards, and 17 third-place awards.

"Earning recognition from the prestigious World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Contest directly reflects the hard work behind our farm-to-table commitment. With these awards, our dairy products are officially recognized as the 'Best of the Best,' and for that, we thank the judges," said Matt McClelland, Prairie Farms' CEO/executive vice president. "Our dairy farmers provide high-quality milk, allowing our team members to produce award-winning dairy products, and they deserve credit for the awards. Since Prairie Farms is celebrating our 85th Anniversary in 2023, receiving this record-breaking number of 62 WDE awards is an important milestone, and I couldn't be prouder of our farmer-owners and employees."

 Prairie Farms claiming all top spots in five categories: 1. White Milk Awards: 1st Hiland Dairy - Norman, Okla., 2nd Prairie Farms - Holland, Ind., 3rd Hiland Dairy - Dallas, Texas 2. Flavored UHT Milk Awards: Prairie Farms - Battle Creek, Michigan 1st, 2nd, 3rd 3. Sour Cream Based Dips - Onion Awards: 1st Prairie Farms - Fort Wayne, Ind., 2nd Hiland Dairy - Norman, Okla., 3rd Hiland Dairy - Omaha, Nebraska 4. Southwest Dip Awards: 1st Prairie Farms - Fort Wayne, Ind., 2nd Hiland Dairy- Norman, Okla., 3rd Hiland Dairy - Omaha, Nebraska 5. Cookies & Cookie Dough Ice Cream Awards: 1st Belfonte Dairy - Kansas City, Mo., 2nd and 3rd Prairie Farms - Rockford, Illinois Hiland Dairy's Norman, Oklahoma plant received the Grade A Grand Champion Award for its 2% Milk. Other category wins included 17 fluid milk awards, including the Grade A Champion Award, 12 ice cream awards, ten sour cream/dip awards, nine yogurt awards, five whipping cream/creamer awards, four cottage cheese awards, four cheese awards, and one whey award.