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    A24-Laocast#r farming, Saturday. May 1.1993
Land O’ Lakes Presents Fourth Butter Award to Holly Milk
Franklin Co. Correspondent
(Cumberland Co.) The Holly
Milk plant has a lot of proof hang
ing on the wall that it makes better
Thc,plant for the fourth year in
a row has won the coveted Land
O’ Lakes Award from the
nationally-known butter
The workers at the plant east of
Mount Holly Springs are pretty
proud about that, said Bill
Schreiber, the company’s chief
executive officer.
They should be.
To win the award, the plant had
to beat the five other plants in the
country that make butter for Land
O' Lakes, Schreiber said.
Holly Milk and four of the other
plants are independent operations
that work under contract with
Land O’ Lakes. The other plant is
owned by Land O’ Lakes itself,
said Schreiber.
Land O’ Lakes sponsors the
annual contest to boost the quality
and standards of the plants that
make its product, he said.
Shcreiber said the award is
given based on the physical char
acteristics of the butter each plant
makes, a plant’s personnel prac
tices, general sanitation, record
keeping and the condition of
He said inspectors from Land
O’ Lakes come to the plant unan
nounced six times a year and com
plete a full-scale audit. They
check the entire system and give
the plant a numerical seme, he
The winning of the Land O’
Lakes Award means Holly Milk
will have an increase in the
amount of butler it will make for
Land O’ Lakes, Schrcibcr said.
He said his plant makes butter
Commodity Board
Nominations Sought
(Dauphin Co.) State
Agriculture Secretary
Boyd E. Wolff has
announced that nomina
tions are being accepted
for positions on several
commodity promotion
and research boards.
The boards include
apple marketing, peach
and nectarine research,
potato research, sheep
and lamb marketing,
and vegetable market
ing and research.
“This is a great
opportunity for produc
ers to get involved with
marketing and research
programs that affect
their livelihood,” Wolff
said. “Decisions are
made here that prevent
losses and increase
Producers affected
by the programs are
eligible to serve on the
boards. To nominate
someone for member
ship to one of the
boards, submit the per
son’s name, address,
and area of interest to
Pennsylvania Depart
ment of Agriculture,
Bureau of Market
Development, 2301
North Cameron Street,
only for Land O’ Lakes, both
salted and unsalted butter. The
plant is Land O’ Lakes' largest
supplier of unsalted butter, he
Workers at Holly Milk have
more to crow about than just the
Land O’ Lakes Award, however.
The buttermakers also recently
entered a competition at the Min
nesota State Fair after the fair
opened that contest to competitors
from other states.
Buttermaker Jeff Kutz finished
first in the fair’s competition.
The buttermakers also entered
four other contests and four of
them finished in the top 10 nation
wide. One finished in third place
Holly Milk is a division of the
Atlantic Dairy Cooperative, which
has 3,500 members. The plant
receives its milk from a seven
state area that includes Pennsylva
nia, New Jersey, New York, Vir
ginia, West Virginia, Delaware
and Maryland.
Holly Milk opened in 1978 with
just 30 employees. Today it has
118 employees.
The plant, whose motto is
“Together, We Achieve” also
makes other products besides
The whole dry milk products it
makes ate sold mainly to the con
fectionary industry, like the Her
shey Chocolate Co., Schreiber
He said its non-fat dry milk pro
ducts are mainly sold to compa
nies like Kraft for things like ice
cream mixes.
Holly Milk's buttermilk pro
ducts, which are a by-product of
the butter-making process, are
sold to ice cream producers and
the bakery trade, Schreiber said.
And the plant also makes con
densed products which it supplies
to Borden’s for sweetened con-
17110-9408. Nomina
tions will be accepted
until May 13.
Smoketown, PA
A worker operates the packaging machine at the Holly Milk plant which wraps the
plant’s prize-winning Land O’ Lakes-labeled butter.
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comes out to 7,400 pounds of but- Qf that, 57 million pounds goes to
Eastern Milk Pays Storm Losses
board of directors of Eastern Milk
Producers Cooperative voted
Wednesday, April 28, to pay
member farmers for any milk they
lost in the “blizzard of *93” this
past March.
“We’re paying 100 percent of
the stopn losses,” said Board Pres
ident Lewis Gardner, who himself
runs a family farm in Galeton, Pa.
Eastern General Manager
Michael Donovan said 135 of
Easton’s 3,000 members lost a
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combined total 353,000 pounds of
milk to spoilage when the March
snowstorm cut power or kept milk
trucks from getting to farms for up
to four days.
The most severely hit areas
were in eastern and south eastern
Pennsylvania. Donovan said two
thirds of the farmers suffering los
ses were from Pennsylvania, and
the rest were split among Ver
mont, New York, Maryland and
Gardner said the board decided
to pay fanners $l2 per hundred-
__ low maintenance, durabil-
m m —i ity and long-life.
Call now to see how you
can improve the round fig
ures on your bottom
weight, bringing the price tag for
lost milk to over $42,000.
“This is another benefit of
belonging to a cooperative, where
we can help alleviate major losses
that would ordinarily be a hard
ship on individual farmers,” said
Eastern Milk annually markets
1.5 billion pounds of milk for its
member-owners. Headquartered
in Syracuse, the dairy co-op also
has offices or facilities in Ver
mont, New York, Pennsylvania
and Delaware.
The Rollant 66 makes hist
work of 4’xs' bales. Its
unique two-stage pick-up
and close tines produce a
cleah, efficient harvest in
less time. Rollatex netting
wraps a bale in 10 seconds
or less, and double-twine
wraps it up in just 20.
The Rollant 46 intro
duced CLAAS’s innovative
fixed bale chamber to the
marketplace. This versa
tile baler handles all form
operations from dry hay to
silage. Nobody produces a
better 4’x4' bale.
The Rollant 42 was de
signed for family livestock
operations. This economi
cal investment produces
weather-tight 4’x4' bales for
the highest nutrient con
tent possible.
CLAAS bales mean nu
trient-filled edible hay, low
spoilage, and high crude
protein retention.
Each Rollant offers the
innovative chamber, low
profile pick-up, and world
class dependability. And
they all share CLAAS’s in
ternational reputation for