Dairy Processor News

Plant of the Year: Smith Brothers Farms discuss plant changes, upgrades

By Sean Flaherty
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The fluid milk processor from Kent, Wash., was one of 12 dairy processors nominated for the Dairy Foods’ Plant of the Year. Visitors to dairyfoods.com in the month of June made their selections, casting more than 2,900 votes. Smith Brothers Farms, a 90-year-old independent processor and home delivery company, received the most votes.

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Julia Kadison is selected to lead MilkPEP

She had been serving as interior CEO following the resignation of Vivian Godfrey.
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The Milk Processor Education Program has appointed Julia Kadison as Chief Executive Officer. She held the position of Interim CEO/Vice President of Marketing for MilkPEP, following the resignation of Vivian Godfrey in November 2013.

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Big cheeses

Farms for City Kids Foundation in Vermont wins top honors in ACS competition

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Oakdale Cheese & Specialties and Sprout Creek Farm are also honored with top awards.
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Tarentaise Reserve from Farms for City Kids Foundation in Vermont was named “Best of Show” in the 2014 American Cheese Society competition. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company from California was awarded second place overall.

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Drying times

Foremost Farms and Michigan Milk Producers invest $10 million in reverse osmosis technology

The alliance will reduce operating costs and maximize returns for their farmer-members, the co-ops said.
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Foremost Farms USA and Michigan Milk Producers Association announced today that the two cooperatives have formed a strategic alliance for the purpose of balancing and adding value to their members’ milk supplies in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.

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People in the news

Wisconsin dairy group elects officers; Penn State names new dean

Richard Roush is the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.
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The Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, Madison, elected its 2015 officers at its annual meeting in July. Richard Roush was named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.

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Dairy by degrees

Continuing education programs at Cornell, Ohio State invite dairy processors to come back to school

Cornell teams with IDFA to educate the next generation of dairy executives. Ohio State and Quality Chekd Dairies offer an eight-course Dairy Training and Certification Program.
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Universities with dairy departments reach out to the dairy processing industry with training and educational programs. Two examples are Cornell University and Ohio State University.

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Hello, neighbor

Agropur’s buying spree continues with the purchase of Davisco

This transaction will double Agropur's U.S. processing operations and will increase its global milk intake by 50%.
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Agropur, Canada's largest dairy cooperative, is acquiring Davisco Foods International, a U.S.-based cheese and dairy ingredients company.

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Ice cream processor news

The Ice Cream Club is truly hand-made

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The Florida-based Ice Cream Club uses old-fashioned production techniques to make its artisan premium ice cream.
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Ice cream processors

Two ice cream processors turn 100. What’s a birthday party without ice cream?

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Ice cream processors Kemps and Velvet Ice Cream celebrate their centennial birthdays this year.
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Cheese awards

Point Reyes Farmstead wins Sofi Gold Award for its blue cheese dip

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Point Reyes’ Blue Cheese Dip, Original Blue flavor, earns a Sofi Gold Award from the Specialty Food Association.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 


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