LIVINGSTON COUNTY — During Friday’s monthly Industrial Development Agency and the Economic Development Corporation meeting held at Craigs Station Creamery, the board introduced two new members Kirstie Northrop from Lawnel Dairy Farms and Gary Raymond from Caledonia Diesel.
Craigs Station Creamery is a state-of-the-art facility that combines the resources of a leading dairy company with cutting-edge technology and the traditional goodness of family farming. The business is a joint venture with the Dairy Farms of America.
“If I bring milk in here it’s got to go out and we need to charge more than what we pay,” said Brian Paris, General Manager of Craigs Station Creamery. “We operate in a way so we can deliver to customers and they can manufacture. We drop product into the plants and they can manufacture right away.”
The high-tec process delivers consistent quality cream product ready for the company to process. According to Paris they will run close to 5 million pounds of cream in the next week.
The facility, located in Pavilion, is designed to process customized dairy ingredients at multiple fat levels and in a variety of formats: rBST-free, Orthodox Union Kosher and Super Kosher, lactose-free and more.
Noblehurst, Coyne, Lawnel and Mulligan Dairy Farms are the Livingston County participants who’s happy cows produce the milk for the Creamery.
Both agencies report to the County Board of Supervisors and play a critical role in the County’s financial landscape.
“I’m excited to represent Livingston County agriculture and promote it’s future viability,” said Kirsty Northrup, who’s farm contributes to the creamery.
According to their website, The Livingston County Industrial Development Agency’s mission is to create and retain employment opportunities for the residents of Livingston County and generate tax revenues to support government services. This mission is accomplished through the financing, development, sponsorship, acquisition, construction, and equipping of certain economic development projects. Through the fulfillment of the agency’s mission, the agency expects to deliver employment, health, general prosperity, economic welfare, and needed services for the residents of Livingston County.