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Grassland Dairy terminates milk contracts

Nearly 75 Wisconsin dairy farmers are losing their milk buyer next month.

Greenwood, Wisconsin-based Grassland Dairy sent letters to several producers saying they will no longer pick up their milk.  Grassland President Trevor Wuethrich tells Brownfield they lost a lot of ultra-filtered milk business in Canada because of Canadian trade policies, and they simply cannot process more milk on their dryers.  Wuethrich says they’ve been struggling with processing about a million pounds of milk every day.

Other dairy processors might not be able to take the extra milk.  Jerry Becker from Dairy State Cheese in Rudolph, Wisconsin tells Brownfield he couldn’t take another supplier now unless someone else quit milking cows.  He says they are close to capacity and their existing producers are up 30-thousand pounds of milk per day.

Grassland Dairy makes butter, ultra-filtered milk, powdered milk, and dry ingredients.

The letter below was received by several dairy producers.

Grassland letter to producers

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