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DFA partnering with Northeast dairies to build New York separation plant

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Craigs Station Ventures (CSV) joined to break ground on a $12 million cold milk separation facility in York, N.Y. The plant will help answer the region’s increasing demand for cream, with the remaining skim sold to local yogurt and cheese plants. At completion, the plant will begin processing nearly 1 million lbs. of milk daily, with the capability to increase to 2 million lbs. Built on a dairy, the 14,000-square-foot plant will emphasize traceability, sustainability and innovation. In an effort to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint, it will be connected to an anaerobic digester, which will convert manure into renewable energy for the facility. Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2014. Read more …