Cool Stuff Being Made: Holly Milk

By July 19, 2008General

In this week’s “Cool Stuff Being Made” we head to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, home of Holly Milk, part of the Land ‘O Lakes cooperative.

Production manager Bob Kretz guides us through the tour,  starting with some impressive numbers. The Carlisle facility can process three million pounds of raw milk a day — the equivalent of 60 milk tanker trucks — and store 3.4 million pounds of raw milk. The end product: milk powder and butter products.

Dairy Field profiled the site in 2002, highlighting two major challenges: Increasing energy costs and the costs of raw materials. Still big issues today.

To the good people at Pennsylvania Cable Network, many thanks for the originating video.

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