Makers of breakfast cereals are natural allies of milk processors. Athletic organizations help to promote chocolate milk. And milk processors, using industry-funded research, are developing high-protein, valued-added beverages.
There is nothing wrong with respecting traditions and following practices that have proven to be successful. But for long-lasting success, regular doses of innovation (in product, processes and marketing) will help your company endure.
Joseph Gallo Farms might just be the very model of a modern major cheesemaker. It’s all about use and re-use. Nothing goes to waste at this central California cheesemaking and dairy farming business. What little waste there is is re-purposed into salable ingredients, energy or gray water.
Speed, accuracy and consistency are three metrics that managers of dairy processing plants should be measuring. An on-site dairy laboratory can play an important role in achieving high values in each of those metrics.
I was buried in annual reports this month while we were compiling our Dairy 100 list. What I realized is that there are no secrets. It’s how you execute business basics that determines your level of success.