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Environmentally Friendly Milk Plant Announced for New York State

24 September 2013

US – An environmentally friendly creamery is to be built in the north east of the US to serve the growing cream market.

The cold milk separation facility in York, New York State will have a capacity for processing 1 billion pounds of milk daily, when complete.

It will be connected to an anaerobic digester - hoped to cut the facility's carbon footprint - which will be fed on manure. 

The plant has the potential to double output to 2 million litres and is anticipated to incorporate value-added production in the future.

Building estimates cost the facility at $12 million, a figure to be met by collaboration between Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Craigs Station Ventures.

The DFA states the partnership will benefit all the Cooperative’s farmer owners.

"This innovative facility will help local dairy farmers meet growing milk demand while creating new jobs,” said Kenneth Adams, president, chief executive officer and commissioner for Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic development agency. “Agribusiness is an important sector of the Upstate New York economy and with this dairy processing facility coming online soon, we’ll be well positioned to access new markets.”

Skim (byproducts) will be sold to nearby yoghurt and cheese units. 

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