King presents Swedish Dairy Association's Gold Medals

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Farmer Monica Holmgren Erikhans, from Österby in Gustafs, received the Swedish Dairy Association’s Gold Medal on Monday 8 February. In order to qualify for the Gold Medal, recipients must have succeeded in delivering first-class milk from healthy cows for a period of at least 23 years. Photo: Henrik Montgomery, Scanpix.

On Monday 8 February, in the presence of The Queen, The King presented the Swedish Dairy Association's Gold Medals at a ceremony at the Swedish Society of Medicine in Stockholm.
Chairman of the Swedish Dairy Association, Gunnar Pleijert, welcomed The King and Queen to the ceremony, after which The King presented the Swedish Dairy Association's Gold Medals.

Minister for Agriculture Eskil Erlandsson delivered a speech during the ceremony. Lina Adolphson and Tobias Helldin gave a performance featuring songs and piano music.

About the Swedish Dairy Association's Gold Medals
The Swedish Dairy Association's first Gold Medals were presented in 1958 by The King's grandfather, Gustaf VI Adolf.

In order to qualify for the Gold Medal, recipients must have succeeded in delivering first-class milk from healthy cows for a period of at least 23 years. In practical terms, this means 16,800 milkings and approximately 1,500 samples being taken at the farm.