The big keep getting bigger. So do the small, for that matter. More than one-third of the dairy processors on the Dairy 100 have annual revenues of $1 billion or more. In the previous report, 33 dairies broke that barrier; this report identifies 36 billion-dollar dairy processors. Five years ago just 29 plants were billion-dollar operations.
At the other end of the list, the price of admission has risen. Last year, No. 100 had sales of $100 million. This year, No. 100 reported sales of $105 million.