High Desert Milk was formed in 2001 by 6 progressive dairy men who had a desire to increase their return per cwt of milk and provide a stable market for their milk. Currently these same owners milk 35,000 cows, farm close to 40,000 acres, and market 2.2 million lbs of milk per day.
High Desert Milk has recently added a butter plant and is proud to offer salted (80%, 82%) and unsalted (80%, 82%) and 83% CMF. Read more on Progressive Dairyman's website.
Come learn what makes our milk so special and why many feel we make the world's best powdered milk.
Co-op completely vertically integrated - Capital Press
Six dairymen combined efforts to create a vertically integrated cooperative that includes a milk processing plant.
BURLEY, Idaho — High Desert Milk represents the combined efforts of six dairy farmers who started a cooperative and now own a processing plant.
“We put this co-op together in 2001 as a way to increase the value of our product and provide a stable market for our milk,” member Randy Robinson says. “At first we sold milk to Glanbia, Jerome Cheese and whoever else needed milk. After a few years we decided to go the next step and built a processing plant of our own to produce non-fat dry milk.”
High Desert Milk prides itself on making the world’s best powdered milk.