In Ireland, Glanbia plc, a global nutrition company, announced a proposed joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Foremost Farms USA to build and operate a new cheese and whey production facility in the State of Michigan, USA. Plant commissioning is expected in the second half of 2019 and is projected to process 8 million pounds of milk per day.
Brian Phelan, CEO of Glanbia Nutritionals said, “This proposed venture will build on our position as the number one producer of American-style cheddar cheese and simultaneously expand our global position as a supplier of advanced technology whey protein to the nutritional sector.”
In the proposed joint venture, DFA, MMPA and Foremost Farms would supply all milk required by the plant and own 50 percent of the venture. Glanbia will own 50 percent and have responsibility for all commercial, technical and operational aspects of the business.