The Dairy Advantage Team
The North Carolina Association for Dairy Stabilization and Growth, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 under which the NC Dairy Advantage Program works with the intent of reversing the recent trends in the industry. The NC Dairy Advantage Program functions with a board of directors and a steering committee composed of leaders representing milk producers, milk processors, allied dairy businesses, farm organizations, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, and NC State University Extension. The goals set forth for the organization include:
- Enhance the value of milk and dairy products produced in the state,
- Enhance the dairy farm family quality of life,
- Increase the volume of milk produced in the state, and
- Support the number of dairy farms in the state.
With these goals, NC Dairy Advantage works one-on-one with dairy farmers to help improve profitability, expand dairy farms, and increase the viability of dairy farming in North Carolina. Whether it be business planning, economic analysis, nutrition questions, value-added dairying assessments, facility layout, herd health, labor, or location of farmland for dairy production North Carolina Dairy Advantage assists dairy producers by providing information and guidance to make accurate and efficient dairy management decisions. Dairy Advantage also assists future NC dairy producers through relocation efforts and start-up opportunities. Dairy Advantage is your first stop for North Carolina dairy information and resources, contact us today.
Dairy Advantage, Strategic Plan
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Overview of North Carolina’s Dairy Industry
Along with well-managed dairy operations, North Carolina’s milk processing industry boasts a robust capacity and distribution network that extends well-beyond state borders. One dairy processing manager stated, “Our company has dairy products that reach 14 states, nearly 30 percent of the nation.” North Carolina has 5 major milk processing plants including Milkco, Inc. in Asheville, Dairy Fresh in Winston-Salem and High Point, Hunter Farms in High Point, and Maola in New Bern, all fluid milk plants with some ice cream production. In addition, there are several farmstead milk bottling operations supporting local foods and specialty foods markets. Beyond milk processing, North Carolina has a major commercial cheese plant and numerous farmstead cheese making operations. To support North Carolina’s strong and growing processing market, NC State University Food Science Department includes milk processing and...
North Carolina Dairy Industry Facts Sheet
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