Sustaining Members of The Dairy Practices Council
Sustaining Membership is for businesses who want to support DPC, supply their employees with DPC Guideline Updates and allow them to be active in The Council.
Platinum Sustaining Members
We all operate at the center of a global marketplace — where the business climate changes faster than the weather. To thrive here, you have to be smart, responsive, forward-thinking and reliable. And you want the same things from your partners. That’s why we give our nearly 15,000 DFA members more than just a milk check. It’s why we provide services that meet the needs of their businesses, their families and their future. It’s why we offer expertise and resources for what they need today and whatever tomorrow brings their way. It's why we are making investments in new products, new facilities and new ways for families around the world to enjoy what our member-owners produce.
Our products include brands such as Borden® Cheese, Cache Valley® Cheese, Keller’s® Creamery Butter, Plugra® Butter, Breakstone’s® Butter, Kemps®, Guida’s Dairy and Oakhurst® that connect family farms to family tables. It’s why we work with our customers and partners to provide safe, quality products manufactured in an ethical, sustainable manner. It’s why we are helping move the industry forward through collaboration, innovation and drive.
More opportunities, more value and more ways from farm to table — connecting you with all of this is the reason our 6,000 employees work hard every day to prove what we mean when we say: More Cooperative. DFA
Dairymaster, a world leader in dairy equipment manufacturing, operates from its head office in Causeway, Co. Kerry, Ireland as well as having operations in the UK and USA. Dairymaster also exports to over 40 countries worldwide. Dairymaster has a wide innovative product range including milking equipment, automatic scrapers, automatic feeders, milk cooling tanks, heat detection systems plus much more!
The continued growth of the Dairymaster brand worldwide and the increased demand for Dairymaster equipment is due to its popularity with farmers all over the world, who value the high performance capabilities of the equipment and its innovative features. Dairymaster products operate effectively on farms with cow numbers ranging from 40 cows to 10,000 cows, this is due to the modular format of Dairymaster's products. Many of the products operate effectively as stand alone products however most are capable of being upgraded and integrated into a fully computerised milking parlor with the capability of automatically monitoring the progress of each individual animals yield and the overall management of the parlor.
For more than 160 years, the name Hood® has been synonymous with fresh, quality dairy products that taste great. Founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Massachusetts by Harvey Perley Hood, the company has since extended its New England roots, and today Hood is a national company distributing dairy products throughout the United States. In fact, HP Hood LLC is now one of the country’s largest branded dairy operators with 13 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. The company also maintains its own research and development operation, which supports the superior product quality and innovation that Hood customers have come to expect.
Gold Sustaining Members
The Northeast's Premier Dairy Farmer Cooperative.
Agri-Mark farmers take pride in their Cabot and McCadam products and have the toughest milk quality standards in the market. If you enjoy healthy, delicious, award-winning dairy products, you can count on the fact that the pride of both our farmers and our employees are vital ingredients in everything we make. And remember, when you buy Cabot and McCadam dairy products, you are directly supporting over half of the dairy farm families in New England!
DeLaval is a world-class leader in solutions and technologies for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting applications for all dairy, food, and beverage processing industries and continually works to solve new challenges in plant sanitation.
Delaval is committed to providing customers with new and improved products and services that reflect the latest technology, quality, and value. With a combination of enhanced chemistry, engineering and equipment resources, and superior technical service and support, we can ensure consistent and cost-effective results from your plant sanitation program. This results in an increased shelf life of your products, greater productivity of your plant, and lower utility costs. We also have expertise in equipment and chemistry to help optimize your waste water treatment operations.
Our expertise in delivering cleaning and hygiene products and systems is as broad as it is focused.
We are a leading global provider of commercial cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions, serving customers in the lodging, food service, retail, health care and food and beverage sectors as well as building service contractors worldwide. Our focus is to simplify the lives of our customers and to provide them with the products, solutions and expertise to make their facilities the safest and cleanest facilities in the world.
GEA Farm Technologies is a worldwide leader in milking, manure, and livestock housing equipment solutions. We are dedicated to saving dairy producers time, labor and money through increased efficiency, management assistance information and leading-edge product innovation. GEA Farm Technologies provides a complete line of WestfaliaSurge, Houle, and Norbco products to meet producers’ needs of all sizes and management styles. As an integrated group, our organization can now provide even more value to your operation, and help enable your agri-business for future growth.
The new millennium marked IBA's 40th Anniversary as a leader in the dairy supply industry. In 1960 IBA pioneered the concept of providing dairymen with on the farm "one stop shopping" for their dairy supply needs. Since that time IBA has grown into a national sales organization, providing dairy farmers throughout the country with top quality, unique and innovative products. ProSquare Inflations and Transcend Teat Dip are among the many unique items available exclusively through your IBA Dealer.
Land O'Lakes is a farmer owned cooperative that produces the pure, sweet cream that's fresh-churned into
In 1921, Land O’Lakes was formed by farmers who wanted to have more control over their economic destiny. Since then, Land O’Lakes has given members a strong, collective voice, access to the marketplace and the products, services, expertise and cutting-edge technologies that support their businesses.
Many things have changed over our 90-year history. The way growers plant and harvest. The way members run dairy operations. The way we sell our products and connect to our communities. But one thing has never changed -- our commitment to be a good partner, and link to our members, customers and communities.
By linking people to other people, linking our members to the most advanced production insights and technologies, and linking the farm to the marketplace, Land O’Lakes can look back on a long, proud heritage, and, even more importantly, we can look forward to a powerful future.
At the end of the 20th century, the most revolutionary invention of the century was introduced into the dairy business: the Lely Astronaut Robotic Milking System, an astounding and cutting edge concept for milking equipment. The milking robot is the most consistent and reliable milker one can possibly think of; 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for many years in a row.
This invention also marked a change in our company as new products are increasingly using robot technology. However, all inventions are developed with the mission to create a bright future for dairy farmers worldwide.
Almost twenty years after Lely’s introduction of the world’s very first robotic milking system, we've now reached the milestone of 12,500 installed Lely Astronaut milking robots. Every day, these Astronaut systems − almost all of them still running − milk many hundreds of thousands cows all over the world.
Paul Mueller Company, centrally located in Springfield, Missouri, specializes in the design and manufacture of stainless steel tanks, processing systems and equipment for the food, dairy, beverage, chemical, biofuels, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and pure water industries.
Since our inception in 1940, Mueller has evolved into a global process solution provider with nearly one million square feet of manufacturing space under roof. Our products are used in over 100 countries in a wide variety of applications. We offer a full range of tanks/vessels from shop fabricated alloy vessels through 20 feet in diameter to field fabricated vessels up through 2,000,000 gallons, but we do more than tanks - we provide process solutions. We offer integrated systems, modular fabrication, field construction, plant maintenance and repair, and complete turnkey project execution. Mueller delivers outstanding equipment and unique solutions to the process industries with our technical expertise, innovative engineering, and manufacturing resources. We know that building a quality product starts from the ground up. Our sole purpose is to improve profit performance for our customers through our products and service offerings. Mueller has been built by focusing our extensive resources, process experience, and craftsmanship on solving the processing needs of our customers.
Today, Walker is the most versatile transport fabricator, furnishing aluminum, steel and stainless steel frame and cradle along with DOT-407. Walker quality transport tanks are designed for efficient, safe and convenient operation. Our experience and extensive fabricating capabilities can meet your specific product handling needs. Our engineering staff has developed unique equipment to meet difficult liquid handling challenges.
Silver Sustaining Members
Albertson's-Safeway is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. The company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 19 well-known banners, including Albertsons, Safeway, and Vons. Albertson's-Safeway operates 18 processing facilities, including 7 milk and cultured milk products plants and 2 ice cream plants, where it produces private-label products for sale in its retail locations.
Sanitary stainless steel installation and fabrication has been the focus of Bruns Bros Process Equipment since 1985. With 25 years of knowledge and experience in the Dairy, Food, Beverage, and Pharmaceutical industries to back it up, our company provides an extensive line of products and services to meet your needs and improve your day to day operations.
Bruns Bros has recently expanded our list of certifications to include ASME and NBIC certificates. This affords a level of confidence that our fabrication and repair work on pressure vessels meets the standards and conformance of the latest edition ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes established in all 50 states. Easily recognizable, this stamp is an assurance of compliance to the highest level of safety standards.
ECI Eastern Crown, Inc. offers milk hoses, milking equipment, milk house supplies, tanker parts, filters, brushes & handles, and other supplies for the dairy and food industries. Our customers are dairy farms, dairy manufacturing facilities, cheesemakers, and breweries.
Today Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is a financially sound milk marketing cooperative owned and operated by nearly 1,500 dairy farm families from Pennsylvania to Alabama. The cooperative markets member milk throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. In addition, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative operates three fluid processing plants, one manufacturing plant and a farm supply equipment division, plus owns majority interest in Valley Milk LLC.
From branded fluid milk to commercial ingredients like cream and high heat powder, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative products represent an important sector of America's food chain.
Michigan Milk Producers Association is a member owned and operated dairy cooperative serving over 2,300 dairy farmers in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. Established in 1916, MMPA is the largest dairy cooperative in Michigan.
Page & Pedersen International is a privately owned American corporation that designs, manufactures, sells and supports innovative, fit-for-purpose instruments offering results-oriented solutions throughout the dairy industry (from cow to customer)! All products are backed by world-class service , extensive documentation and comprehensive support.
It is our design philosophy only to make instruments that are robust, reliable, simple to use, affordable and user-friendly with low maintenance requirements and modular construction to simplify support. We also design add-on software programs to automate data collection and reporting. Recording/Reporting programs are available for use with Page & Pedersen instruments or can be customized to fulfill specific governmental or customer needs. Page & Pedersen products range from small automated sample rockers to high-tech milk analyzers. Our R&D department continuously strives to introduce new technologies to the market, opening greater opportunities throughout the dairy supply chain to access, document and manage critical areas.
See more details at: www.pagepedersen.com
Surpass Chemical Company, Inc. manufactures and distributes a complete line of DETERGENTS, SANITIZERS, TEAT DIPS and other dairy farm sanitation products under the North Country Dairy Supplies LLC product labels. These products are available in the Northeastern United States from our dealer network.
Our ownership, management and employees are dedicated to always providing the reliable quality and service our customers have expected since the shipment of our first order in 1914.
Plastic Solutions for Dairy, Food Processing, Healthcare, Science, and Industry
Thermo Scientific Capital Vial products are specialized, food grade polypropylene containers that conform to FDA and SAMHSA specifications. Our triple seal and twin valve design ensures that the vials are aseptic, airtight, and leak-resistant. The patented flip-top is integrally hinged to the container, allowing the user to open and close the vial with one hand. Our Dairy Vials set the standard in the dairy industry for batch, pre-processing and farm sampling. Our Veterinary Vials are commonly used for sampling in mastitis/infection control programs. Our Water Vials meet all the requirements for water sampling and microbiological testing. We design and build custom molds to your specific requirements and manufacture a variety of containers available in several closure styles and color options, with capacities ranging from 0.4 to 10 oz. (11 to 300 mL), which can be customized to meet the needs of your application.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., owned by dairy farmers in the Western New York State area, is a food and beverage cooperative that has made high-quality dairy products since 1965. We market a wide variety of innovative products including milk, dip, ice cream mix, yogurt, and flavored milk-based beverages, under the Upstate Farms®, Bison®, and IntenseTM brands.
Upstate Niagara operates milk processing and distribution centers in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, cultured products plants in Buffalo and North Lawrence NY, and distribution centers in Syracuse and Watertown, NY.
Bronze Sustaining Members
How to feed the world and make it a better place?
Though it may look the same, the food on our plates today arrives there by taking a markedly different journey compared to a generation ago. Experts estimate that, when it comes to thwarting food-related illnesses and injuries, more change has occurred in the past ten years than the previous thirty.
How has 3M changed food safety?
3M is a leader of innovative solutions that help the food and beverage industries optimize the quality of their products to enable consumer protection. At every step, 3M provides solutions that help mitigate risk, improve operational efficiencies and impact the bottom line. While consumers will always want to remain vigilant about the safety and quality of the food they eat, they can rest a little easier knowing that lots of positive change and strong science are at work to safeguard the system.
The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. At 1,500 members strong, ACS provides advocacy, education, business development, and networking opportunities for cheesemakers, retailers, enthusiasts, and extended industry. ACS strives to continually raise the quality and availability of cheese in the Americas. Since its founding in 1983, ACS proudly hosts the foremost annual educational conference and world-renowned cheese judging and competition.
Since 1904 the American Dairy Goat Association has been serving the dairy goat industry. With over one million animals registered since the Association was organized, we are the largest and fastest growing dairy goat organization and registry in the United States. Whether you're thinking of acquiring your first dairy goats or are the owner of a commercial dairy, we hope that you let ADGA help provide the resources you need to be successful.
American Dairy Goat Association members receive a discount on all DPC Guideline products, including PDF downloads, printed copies, and Guideline Sets on CD.
Atlantic Corporation is a leading agricultural business and economic research and development firm. Our team and national network of experts provide exceptional research and development services for agriculture, including aquaculture and local food. We work collaboratively with clients to develop innovative solutions that propel sustainable natural resource-based, rural economies. Based in Waterville, Maine, Atlantic serves the businesses, non-profits, and government departments with customized research, grant administration, data analysis, marketing and business development strategies and implementation. Our work propels successful commercial transformations, product and business launches, and the development of significant new revenue streams from the design and implementation of strategic plans. Atlantic is leading two federally-funded dairy business research projects.
Atlantium Hydro-Optic™ UV is the proven alternative to chemicals for water disinfection and the off-the shelf compliant methodology for pasteurized equivalent water to replace traditional time/temperature processes. Fiber-optic technology reduces the energy it takes, and integrated software assures reliability, measurement and control. Compliant with the PMO and FSMA, the system verifies pasteurized equivalent water, achieves coliform-free water and COW water for reuse and documents everything. Required reports are at the push of a button.
With hundreds of full compliance PMO/FSMA systems installed in dairies across the US, Atlantium experience assures you get the treatment reliability and regulatory compliance you need to protect your brand.
For over 30 years, Bentley Instruments Inc., has been a leader in the development of highly accurate, robust analytical instruments for the dairy industry. Focused 100% on dairy, we understand the challenges of the industry and the need for constant innovation. Our products include, the Bactocount IBC bacteria counters, Somacount somatic cell counters, FTS and DairySpec FTIR milk component analyzers as well as combinations systems for large and small labs alike.
Bob-White Systems serves the rapidly emerging Micro-Dairy market with equipment, supplies, technology, and resources that enables dairy farmers to build appropriately scaled and community based sustainable businesses. Bob-White Systems provides farmstead dairy consulting services and affordable small-scale dairy equipment including bulk tanks, portable milking equipment, dairy and cheese making supplies for Micro-Dairies milking cows, sheep, goats and even water buffalo. Inspired by the slow food movement, Bob-White Systems supports local, farmstead dairy farmers across the country and aims to increase the availability of locally-produced, safe and delicious farm-fresh milk, cheese and yogurt.
The gleaming stainless steel tanks, which can hold 50,000 gallons of raw milk and dominate Byrne Dairy's new Ultra Dairy facility architectural profile, are a dramatic testament to the rich tradition of this third-generation, family-owned business. The Ultra Dairy - one of the country's most advanced ultra pasteurized - plants is only the latest chapter of this forward-thinking company's history.
Begun under the adverse conditions of the Great Depression in 1933, Byrne Dairy's first product was high-quality milk -delivered to homes and stores by horse-drawn wagons. Today, Byrne Dairy bottles tens of millions of gallons of milk, cream and ice cream annually, distributing its products throughout the entire Eastern Seaboard and has the geographic capability to deliver its longer-life dairy and non-dairy products to all states East of the Mississippi.
Capitol Plastic Products, Inc. has over 50 years of knowledge and expertise in the dairy business while currently serving as an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of one-piece, flip-top, polypropylene vials.This vial design is used extensively in the dairy and clinical laboratory markets in the US and Europe for sample collection.
Our goal is to maintain our position as the industry leader in customer satisfaction, quality, and on-time delivery while striving every day to better meet the needs of our clients.
Charm Sciences is a world leader of food safety, water quality and environmental diagnostics. Charm’s portfolio includes test kits and systems for antibiotics, mycotoxins, pesticides, alkaline phosphatase, pathogens, end product microbial assessment, allergen control, water quality and ATP hygiene monitoring. Charm products serve the food, beverage, water, pharmaceutical, medical, personal care, environmental, and industrial markets in more than 100 countries. Customers rely on Charm products for excellence in quality, innovation and sensitivity to protect their brands!
"Better Food for More People"
Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO, Chobani
After moving to New York from his native Turkey, Hamdi found that in America, yogurt just wasn't as delicious and widely available as it was back home. He believed everyone deserved better options, so he set about making delicious, nutritious, natural and accessible Greek yogurt right here in the US. The rest, as they say, is history.
It all starts with a whole lot of milk, which we are proud to source from regional farms in New York and Idaho. Next, we turn that milk into yogurt using an authentic straining process that's been around for generations. This special process makes our yogurt extra thick and gives it twice as much protein than regular, unstrained yogurts, Then we take care to add only real fruit and natural sweeteners, and no artificial preservatives. The rest is history, in the making.
In an industry steeped in tradition, Clover Stornetta has frequently ignored convention and taken our marching orders directly from you, the consumer. Your expectations of how dairy products are produced and consumed have helped define us and continue to guide our business every day.
Offering the best choice in dairy products. Clover was the first dairy west of the Mississippi to offer rBST free milk – a commitment to which we remain steadfast. Our local California family farms in Sonoma and Marin Counties are committed to the sustainability of their land, welfare of their cows and produce the highest quality milk pool in the country.
In 2017 Clover Stornetta Farms rebranded itself to Clover Sonoma to embrace our regional heritage.
The Milk Quality Improvement Program (MQIP) is funded by the New York State Dairy Promotion Board, dairy farmers dedicated to the production, manufacture and distribution of quality dairy products. The goal of the program is to assist NY dairy plants and producers in improving and maintaining product quality and safety and to conduct research that will aid with improvement of dairy product quality and safety. The Cornell University Dairy Foods Extension team (contact) associated with the MQIP is a diverse group with knowledge spanning nearly all aspects of dairy science and technology. Its mission is to provide information and training programs to the dairy production and processing sectors. For example, the team provides extensive workshop offerings and a certificate program for the dairy industry (see http://dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/sites/dairyextension.foodscience.cornell.edu/files/shared/2016%20Dairy%20Extension%20Catalog.pdf)
Country Dairy, Inc. is a family owned business that has been processing and bottling milk in West Michigan since 1983. We are a producer-handler, which means that we own and control the process — from our herd of registered Holsteins, to our modern processing plant, to the gallon of milk on your store shelf. By doing this, we provide you the freshest and best tasting milk!
Dairymen Specialty Company is the largest dairy supply dealer in Virginia and West Virginia, providing Dairy Equipment, Route Dairy Supplies, Nutrient Management Systems, Feeding and Barn Equipment, as well as reliable 24 hour emergency service.
We provide a full stock of repair parts and, when you're near our office in Harrisonburg, Virginia, you have the ability to visit our Dairy Shopping Center for your walk-in convenience.
Just as milk grows healthy bodies and families, Dean Foods nourishes a strong and vibrant dairy industry. A dynamic company with an entrepreneurial spirit, we are the country's largest processor and distributor of dairy products giving us a unique responsibility. Our thousands of customer-focused employees take great pride in delivering fresh, nourishing and quality products to American families - pure and simple.
Our products are only a refrigerator door away - delicious healthy foods and beverages for the entire family.
With a solid vision for the future, strong commitment to sustainable business practices and healthy approach to growing our business, we are poised to continue to deliver reliable, consistent growth.
Welcome to Dean Foods.
Empire Cheese Inc., Cuba, NY, is primarily a Mozzarella and Provolone cheesemaking facility. This plant also packages the entire line of Great Lakes Cheese brand food service shreds. Our Mozzarella and Provolone cheeses are consistent winners of state, national and world competition awards.
For 50 years, Great Lakes Cheese has been an award-winning, premier manufacturer and packer of natural and processed bulk, shredded and sliced cheeses. Seven state of the art production plants provide a full line of superior cheese products coast to coast. Great Lakes Cheese is renowned for its uncompromising quality, variety of products and packaging, efficient operations and outstanding customer service. We are your one stop source for all of your cheese product needs!
Eurofins DQCI has over 70 years of experience in dairy product testing. The DQCI lab is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PADOA) milk and dairy product testing laboratory and is staffed by a PADOA approved lab director and certifed lab technicians who conduct testing on all dairy products to meet our clients' testing requirements. Eurofins DQCI East employs state-of-the-art automated instrumentation to provide accurate, rapid, cost effective, and high quality dairy data.
Testing Services Include: Chemistry Analyses, Custom Calibration Sets, Instrument Calibration Standards, Mastitis Media Plates, Milk Pregnancy Testing, Calibration Standards, and Milk Microbiology Testing
Laboratories around the world use a FOSS solution for their daily chemical analysis work. Our systems are supported by more than 300 dedicated service, application, software and calibration specialists world-wide.
Commercial laboratories will appreciate the throughput improvements. Government or research labs may be particularly interested in the flexibility and safe handling of chemicals. Laboratories at food and feed manufacturing sites will appreciate savings on operator time and calibration methods that meet with official standards.
FOSS offers a complete range of dedicated solutions providing new opportunities to optimize your dairy production from improving quality and safety of raw materials, through to milk standardization, and verification of end products.
Friendship Dairies, LLC, originated over 95 years ago in the small town of Friendship, located in upstate NY, where its founder first crafted an old world-style cheese called farmer cheese. This all natural cheese was produced all week long then transported by railway to be sold on the streets of New York City.
Today, Friendship is a leading producer of all natural cultured and pasteurized dairy products, processing more than a million pounds of grade A milk a day at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility still located in Friendship, NY. The milk is delivered fresh and used within hours of its arrival to make a wide variety of all natural dairy products, including cottage cheese, sour cream, farmer cheese, buttermilk and select yogurt products.
The same care and attention to quality that have been the cornerstone of the Friendship Brand since its inception are still adhered to this day.
The Galliker Dairy Company has been committed to bringing your family the freshest and most nutritious dairy products, iced teas, ice creams and fruit juices for nearly a century. We make products that you can feel good about giving to your kids. From the time our milk leaves the farm to the moment you take your first sip, we ensure only the highest quality products wear the Galliker’s label.
Wholesome. Pure. Healthy. At Galliker’s, there’s goodness in everything we do.
The basic motive behind the consultation of Harold Wainess & Associates is to emphasize the importance of excellent hygienic practices, quality and safety in food and dairy products. Harold Wainess began the consulting business over 50 years ago after a noteworthy career in public health. He was widely recognized for his leadership and expertise during his years with the U.S. Public Health Service / Food and Drug Administration.
Harold Wainess & Associates have been food safety consultants to many of the world's leading dairy and food processors, manufacturers of dairy and food processing and packaging equipment, fabricators of plastic and paper food containers and various organizations and associations involved in the food industry. In the last 25 years they have specialized in the field of aseptic and extended shelf-life processing and the manufacture of food packaging materials. Their expertise is known on an international level.
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of technology-based products and services for veterinary, dairy and water applications.
Reducing the risk of antibiotic drug-residue contamination worldwide – from processing plants to regulatory agencies, co-ops to dairy farms – customers rely on IDEXX technologies for detecting residues and ensuring milk safety and quality. Our reliable technologies and unmatched service can help make drug-residue milk screening a simple part of your quality routine.
The IDEXX SNAP® BVDV Antigen (Ag) Test helps identify bovine viral diarrhea virus-infected cattle in just 20 minutes to prevent the spread of BVDV. By testing all newborn calves, replacements and bulls, veterinarians can help producers ensure the safety of the entire herd and add market value.
IDEXX tests make it easy to detect pregnancy early and conduct routine pregnancy confirmation to optimize reproductive performance. The IDEXX pregnancy tests detect pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) to determine pregnancy status. The tests are accurate and convenient complements to routine palpation and ultrasound examinations.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $110-billion a year industry.
IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), National Cheese Institute (NCI) and International Ice Cream Association (IICA)
IDFA's 200 dairy processing members and their 175 divisions, subsidiaries, and joint ventures run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. In addition, 330 member companies provide processing equipment and supplies, packaging equipment and materials, ingredients and a wide variety of products and services to the dairy processing industry. Nearly 15 state and regional trade associations are also members of IDFA.
The International Milk Haulers Association has approximately 360 members throughout Canada and the United States that include State/Province associations, allied members, and individual haulers. The IMHA has memberships with the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the Dairy Practices Council (DPC), and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) to better represent haulers on a national level. The association also partners with the Ag and Food Transporters Conference of ATA.
The IMHA has representation at the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments Conference held every other year with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in that we hold a voting seat on the Hauling Procedures Committee, positioning the hauler’s representation on a national level.
In 1868 a Swiss born immigrant by the name of John B. Meyenberg came to the United States after inventing the process of evaporating unsweetened condensed milk for Nestles Company. The process of heating canned milk to 243 degrees, then cooling to 90 degrees allows the milk to maintain a shelf life of five plus years. The patent for the evaporated process became extremely valuable during the civil war and for those who did not have refrigeration. In 1885, the US patent office helped start the Pet Milk Company that evolved into the Carnation Milk Company. The son, John P. Meyenberg had a passion for goat’s milk and branched off to become MEYENBERG Goat Milk Products. In 1934, Harold Jackson bought the company because his infant son, Robert, suffered from cow milk allergies and digestive problems. The infant son grew up and today, Robert D. Jackson owns and operates the company along with his wife of 43 years, Carol Jackson. Together they have taken a small evaporated milk company to the nation's largest manufacturer of goat milk products.
Kentuckiana Tank Wash, Inc
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Kentuckiana Tank Wash consists of an eight-acre, eight-bay foodgrade and chemical cleaning facility and adjacent two-bay repair shop.
The facility includes four foodgrade, two high hazard chemical, and two high-hazard cleaning bays that typically handle about 30-35 tank cleanings per day. For dairy product transporters, Kentuckiana offers both Kosher and dairy cleaning at its facility.
Kentuckiana provides a comfortable driver lounge containing a color television with movie channels, microwave oven, soda and snack vending machines, and showers.
We are dairy farmers, multiple allied industries and professional advisory supporters working together to sustain and grow Kentucky's dairy industry.
KDDC's purpose: To increase the profitability of Kentucky's dairy producers and allied industry. To foster growth and development for Kentucky's dairy industry. To promote dairy-friendly legislation. To work with regulatory agencies on rules which affect the dairy industry. To communicate relevant issues to KDDC members. To encourage cooperation with affiliated agricultural organizations to benefit all. To support Federal Marketing Order rulings which promote fair and equitable milk prices.
Kreider Farms is a real working farm supplying fresh quality eggs, milk, drinks and premium batch-churned ice cream to select wholesalers and retail stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania, this third generation family owned and operated company is nestled in scenic Lancaster County, home of the most productive non-irrigated farmland in the country.
Kreider's dairy farm in Manheim is open to the public for tours. At Kreider Farms, we say "Lancaster County Fresh" because we are "eggstremely" dedicated and our products are "udderly" delicious! We invite you to watch our Kreider Farm Introduction Video now.
Lactalis American Group is the North American division of the world’s largest dairy corporation and is the parent company of Sorrento Lactalis, Lactalis USA, and Mozzarella Fresca, which collectively include some of North America's most popular cheese brands: Président, Sorrento, Precious, rondelé, and Galbani. Lactalis American Group is a subsidiary of Parmalat S.p.A., an Italian public entity majority-owned by Groupe Lactalis. Headquartered in France, Groupe Lactalis is the world's largest dairy corporation.
Lancaster Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) offers the following services to dairy farmers in portions of Pennsylvania and surrounding states:
Milk testing services including MUN and Johne's tests.
PCDART; herd management software that includes free updates and support.
Friendly and dependable technicians and staff who are there for you.
Fast turnaround time; average of 3 days from test day until you receive your reports.
Lanco-Pennland Quality Milk Producers Cooperative is a farmer owned milk marketing cooperative founded in 1998 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that markets milk from over 700 family owned dairy farms in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Lanco believes that cooperatives should operate with transparency and integrity for the benefit of its members. The offices are locates at 1258 Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Losurdo Foods, Inc. was founded in 1959, by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Losurdo Sr., and is a leading manufacturer and distributor of Italian style food products. The company is headquartered in Hackensack, NJ. It has production facilities in Amsterdam, NY and Heuvelton, NY. The Amsterdam, NY facility manufactures Fresh Frozen Pizza Dough, while the Heuvelton, NY facility manufactures: Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Mozzarella Marinade, Fresh Mozzarella Curd, Ricotta, Cannoli Creams, Provolone, and Grated Cheeses.
Losurdo Foods, Inc. has a customer base consisting of national food service distributors, national restaurant chains and entrée manufacturers.
McCarty Family Farms consists of four dairies, overseen by brothers Clay, Mike, David, and Ken, and a milk processing plant. Together the four farms milk approximately 8600 cows, averaging around 85 pounds of milk per cow per day. Raw milk is brought to the plant from the farms where the cream is separated off and the skim milk is condensed. The cream, condensed skim, and excess raw milk is sold primarily to different Dannon plants to be made into yogurts, coffee creamers, and milk. All outgoing products are certified Non-GMO. McCarty Family Farms is also certified in animal welfare and environmental review through Validus.
We are a single-source food, dairy or beverage plant supplier, with a diverse product line including: Sanitation & Maintenance; Safety & Personnel; Processing & Flow Control; Laboratory & QA/QC; and Packaging & Ingredients.
Our comprehensive product offerings result in lower transaction costs and improved business efficiencies. Because we represent over 750 manufacturers, you only have one vendor to deal with — us.
Our expert staff helps you choose the products that fit your unique food, dairy or beverage plant needs, raising your productivity and lowering your costs.
Our technical expertise, fast service and get-it-right-the-first-time attitude help boost your purchasing productivity.
Neogen develops, manufactures and markets a diverse line of products dedicated to food and animal safety.
The Company’s Lansing, Mich.-based Food Safety Division develops and markets dehydrated culture media, and rapid diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, spoilage organisms, mycotoxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, drug residues, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Lexington, Ky.-based Animal Safety Division develops and markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, disinfectants, and rodenticides. Neogen’s GeneSeek subsidiary based in Lincoln, Neb., is the leading global provider of DNA testing for animal agribusiness and veterinary medicine. Check out the Metagenomics Webinars Series.
The National Mastitis Council is a not-for-profit professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis in dairy animals and enhancing milk quality. The NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality, and milk safety.
The NMC provides a forum for the international exchange of information relating to mastitis control and milk quality. The NMC develops and publishes educational materials including books, brochures and audio visuals on udder health, milking management and milk quality; establishes guidelines for mastitis control methods; develops protocols for determining effectiveness of mastitis control products; monitors changes in technology relating to udder health and milk quality; holds meetings and provides continuing education opportunities; and helps fund the National Mastitis Research Foundation.
Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Inc. was established in 1928. Northeast Dairy Foods Association is a full service trade association with members in New York as well as surrounding states. Members include milk processors, distributors, cheese manufacturers, ice cream plants and dairy farm producers.
- Cost saving insurance programs and services.
- Monitoring of legislative affairs, lobbying on behalf of the membership, third party information source.
- Communications, public relations and promotion programs that promote the sales of the products sold by members.
The company’s laboratory serves the single-service food and beverage industry by providing an integrated consultative program. Services are provided to manufacturing plants and include audits, microbiology, and chemical testing of packaging materials, and to act as a liaison to governmental regulatory agencies. PCI is approved by the FDA.
PCI is FDA-approved for disintegration testing, one of the only commercial laboratories to be approved in the United States to perform disintegration tests on paperboard
Plant sanitation audits are also offered. The audits are conducted according to FDA guidelines to prepare plant personnel and the facility for possible inspection by governmental agencies.PCI also offers microbiological testing of finished product and raw materials on a monthly basis to detect any contamination problems and to build a sanitary profile for these products. The PCI laboratory is FDA-certified for such tests and the results are accepted by all regulatory agencies of the government.
For over 50 years, Perten Instruments has been a leading supplier of advanced analytical instruments to the food and agricultural industries. We serve some of the largest companies as well as smaller specialized operations and the research institutes which support the industries. We provide FTIR milk analyzers and other instruments, which help verify raw materials, optimize production processes, as well as improve product consistency and fine-tune characteristics. Today Perten is a part of PerkinElmer
Piper Systems brings new technology in metering, sampling, traceability and data to milk assembly delivering efficiencies and savings across the value chain. Piper has 25 years of international experience in driving innovation in metrology and sampling for world leading Dairy producing markets. They have recently concluded a highly successful US field trial in the State of New York as part of their US approval program.
QualiTru Sampling Systems (formerly QMI) is the worldwide leader in aseptic sampling. The QualiTru Composite Farm Sampling System is now used by hundreds of dairy farmers as a way to obtain representative samples for herd health management.
QualiTru products are used in numerous industries for process monitoring of microbial contamination and line and tank sampling. QualiTru sells to more than 30 countries worldwide.
We serve a variety of industries such as dairy, pharmaceutical, brewing, water filtration companies, wineries, juice manufacturers and egg producers. Any time you need to sample a liquid process, QualiTru has what you need.
For over 60 years, Quality Chekd has helped dairy processors offer world class dairy products that pass rigorous testing and are endorsed with the “Blue Q. Red Chek.” Consumers can be sure that when they spot the familiar Quality Chekd trademark, they are getting the best in fresh, wholesome and delicious dairy foods.
Quality Chekd's award programs recognize its member dairies that go above and beyond their peers in a variety of categories. Recipients gain prestige within the organization and their service areas, highlighting their achievements in production, products, marketing and quality. The awards are named after notable Quality Chekd leaders.
All of the awards are presented at the QCS Leadership Conference and are based off the previous calendar year’s activities. To view the details about the winners at this year's conference click here.
The Quality Milk Production Services Program (QMPS) promotes the quality of milk by reducing mastitis levels in dairy herds. QMPS offers a variety of services, notably on-farm evaluations of management and equipment and whole herd milk cultures. Based on the findings, the program's extension veterinarians advise producers, veterinarians and milk inspectors regarding optimal practices for improving herd health and farm management.
Quality Milk Production Services is making major contributions in the diagnosis, control and treatment of several causes of mastitis. Research continues on new methods of mastitis diagnosis, epidemiology, financial effects, nonantibiotic therapy, bacterins and association with stray voltage.
QMPS Offices/Labs are located in Ithaca, NY (Phone: 607-255-8202), Warsaw, NY (Phone: 585-786-2555), Canton, NY (Phone: 315-379-3930), and Cobleskill, NY (Phone: 518-255-5681).
Readington Farms is part of the Wakefern Food family of companies. From a small, struggling cooperative with eight Members – all owners of their own grocery stores – Wakefern Food Corp., the merchandising and distribution arm for ShopRite, has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States and the largest employer in New Jersey. The cooperative is comprised of 45 members who individually own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite banner. Today, Wakefern and ShopRite together employ more than 50,000 people throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
Rutter’s traces its roots to 1747, when William Penn’s grandson deeded farmland in York County to the Rutter family. George and Bud Rutter – the “Rutter Brothers” – grew up on the family homestead. They sold their farm products – on their first day in 1921, eight quarts of milk from a horse-drawn wagon – to the public and were the sole employees in the early days.
In 1938, the government fined Rutter Brothers Dairy for having too much butterfat in its milk. What initially seemed like a setback turned into a very good thing for a fledgling dairy as the public learned that Rutter’s had been cited for having too much of a good thing. George and Bud set a standard for high quality and customer service that guides Rutter’s nine decades later. Rutter’s Dairy is the lone fluid dairy left in York County, spending more than $12.5 million annually to purchase milk from area farms. Rutter’s Dairy serves Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
Sanitary Design Industry’s food manufacturing and environmental systems help guarantee the efficient, long-term production of your products without the threat of bio-contamination. Our team specializes in the Dairy, Meat, and Produce industries and has more than 75 combined years of experience in the field. Our integrated, custom system designs provide you with complete control of your food processing environment through sanitary air handlers, control panel systems, Food Grade door and building panels, vacuum sealing/packing equipment, stainless food processing equipment, standard refrigeration packages, SDI branded fabric air ducts, and stainless and HDP cheese making equipment and accessories.
Cheezsorce, a service to the dairy industry that you are likely familar with, is part of SDI.
Sargento Foods is not just a purveyor of great cheese. We are more than that. We are a community of Real Cheese People working together. While we represent many different backgrounds and beliefs, there are values we hold in common. We express these values by who we are, what is important to us and how we live our lives.
Sargento Foods Inc. is a family-owned company with two business divisions: Consumer Products and Food Service and Ingredients. The company employs more than 1,800 people at four Wisconsin facilities: Plymouth, Kiel, Hilbert and Elkhart Lake. The Consumer Products Division is a leading national packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced, snack and specialty cheeses sold under the Sargento® brand. The Food Service and Ingredients Division consists of two sales channels of distribution: The Food Service Channel produces custom cheese products that are tailor-made to the specifications of many national restaurant chains. The Food Ingredients Channel is known for innovation and leadership in cheese-based products, delivering value-added products, as well as formulation and packaging solutions. The Sargento plants have a variety of certifications including kosher and USDA meat.
Southeast Milk Inc. (SMI) is a full service cooperative operating for the benefit of its members. SMI was the result of a 1998 merger of two major cooperatives in Florida, Florida Dairy Farmers Assoc. and Tampa Independent Dairy Farmers Assoc. Most dairy farms in Florida are SMI members; additional members reside in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. SMI markets most of the milk in Florida and strives to supply the highest quality milk to its customers. SMI also has its own processing facilities including an ultra-filtration plant and a dairy processing plant.
The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery is a member-governed dairy cooperative committed to providing service, stable markets and the greatest achievable return to our members by delivering the highest quality milk, milk products and services to our customers. The Cooperative provides active leadership in the dairy industry and political environment to benefit all dairy farmers.
The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc. was established in 1919 to give dairy farmers a reliable market and fair price for their product. St. Albans Cooperative is the largest Vermont based dairy cooperative, processing and marketing over three million pounds of milk each day from approximately 370 member farms. The mission of providing members with a guaranteed, year round market for their milk at fair prices remains unchanged.
Steuben Foods does things that help people have better lives. We make airtight, long shelf-life packages – full of products, ranging from time-tested necessities to on-trend home runs. We transcend the commodity space, where things are always done the same way. We keep small & familial, in spite of our growth; it’s about being tight within our walls, and close to our customers, knowing and delivering to their needs. Change is our foundation; if we don’t have what you are looking for (we very often do), we pride ourselves on the knowledge and commitment to be able to pull it off . Our workforce is WNY-approved; Western New York is a world capital for industrious and competent people, running back to the days of grain elevators and steel. And we do it right. Quality and safety are our livelihood, as much as they are yours!
For over 80 years, the Schlueter Company has manufactured many high quality products for farm, plant and industrial applications. We’re still committed to offering you the highest quality, most innovative technology and prompt service available.
Stainless steel requirements for dairy farm, dairy plant, food or other agricultural applications are our specialty. Schlueter fabrications include parlor stalls, stainless steel receivers, vacuum pump systems, wash tanks, CIP-COP systems, milking units and accessories, milk strainers-filters, water treatment systems and many other products. We continue to search the world over to offer the latest in technology with energy efficiencies, labor reduction and lower prices.
We are a small, family-owned dairy nestled in the beautiful, rolling hills of central Vermont. Our family has owned this land for over 150 years, starting from decidedly humble origins. When Grandfather Orin Thomas purchased our farm in 1854, it's unlikely that he knew he was beginning a family business that would continue to grow and prosper over the next three generations. Orin Thomas bought his first purebred Holstein in 1901 and upon his death in 1909, his son Orin took over management of the farm, which then had 40 Holsteins. In 1921, Orin started delivering milk in Rutland City and Thomas Dairy was born. Instead of relying on rbST for increased milk production, at Thomas Dairy we believe happy, peaceful cows from small, healthy herds produce the creamiest, tastiest milk. And, because ALL the milk from Thomas Dairy comes from Vermont farmers who have have pledged not to use rbST, we can guarantee it is hormone-free.
Since 1926, the Titusville Dairy Products Company has been a fixture of the local agricultural industry, proud to support farmers. Our long standing tradition is to manufacture quality dairy products including cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, yogurt, and ice cream mixes for distribution in Western Pennsylvania and beyond.
All of our products are certified kosher, and we are proud to extend our super kosher sour cream and cottage cheese products to communities in Brooklyn, New York and Florida.
Tremcar was founded in 1962 by the Tougas brothers, Aldé and Léo, under the name of A & L Tougas Ltd. The two brothers were welders by trade. The business specialized in the fabrication of stainless steel tankers trailers to transport milk between the farms and the dairies of Québec. During the next few decades, the business grew with the expansion of the dairy industry in Québec. At the end of the 1980’s, the business’s annual sales were about 3 million dollars. Today the company is selling across North America, creating jobs in the United States as well as in Western Canada, and their annual sales have skyrocketed to 160 million dollars.
Tremcar is a family owned manufacturer of tank trailer for the North American market. Its production output includes stainless steel farm pickup tank trailers, stainless steel chemical tank trailers, stainless steel food grade tank trailers, aluminum dry bulk tank trailers, aluminum petroleum truck mounts, aluminum petroleum trailers, stainless steel and aluminum crude oil/ ethanol tank trailers, aluminum vacuum trailers and hot product/asphalt tank trailers among others.
More than 75 years ago, in the southern end of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Armor Frey started each day by watching the sunrise from the top of Turkey Hill. Then he'd toss a few bottles of milk into the back of his touring sedan and set off to sell them to his neighbors. It was the Great Depression, and every penny helped.
In 1947, Glenn, Emerson, and Charles Frey bought their father's business. Over the years, the little dairy thrived on their hard work. In 1980, the Frey brothers took the biggest step in the life of the dairy by expanding its ice cream production. Turkey Hill Ice Cream quickly became a favorite in local Lancaster County stores. In 1981, they persuaded a few independent stores in the Philadelphia area to give "Turkey Who?" a try. Philadelphians loved it. The ice cream was always good, but priced so everyone could enjoy it. Light ice cream soon followed. Then frozen yogurt. Little by little, this tiny dairy became a favorite in some of the country's biggest markets.
Weber Scientific distributes laboratory supplies and equipment throughout North America and is focused on the specialized testing needs of the dairy and food industries.
Weber Scientific is a laboratory supplier that you will actually enjoy doing business with. More than ever we hear that the mega-sized suppliers aren’t particularly focused on the specialized needs of food and dairy labs, and that their level of service is often indifferent.
Great Product Selection. We’re specialists in quality control supplies for food and dairy labs. You’ll find hundreds of laboratory essentials plus many exclusive and hard-to-find items.
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