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New High-Tech Dairy Facility Coming To Central Alberta

The dairy industry says it's going green with a new facility to be built near Red Deer.
 
Alberta Milk says the new Dairy Innovation West facility will remove water from raw milk to create concentrated components need by processors for a number of products.
 
They this will reduce truck emissions by 50 per cent by reducing volume.
 
“Instead of two trucks on the road, there would only be one,” Alberta Milk Chairman, Tom Kootstra said in a statement. “Dairy farmers are always seeking more opportunities to work smarter and continue to be stewards of the land.”
 
Alberta Milk says the facility will have the capacity to accommodate up to 300 million litres of milk per year and is is the first of its kind in Canada.
 
The facility will be owned by the Western Milk Pool members, which are producers from the four Western Canadian provincial dairy groups, and will be operated by Vitalus Nutrition Inc.
 
Alberta Milk says the site is currently 20 acres in size, anticipating attracting more processors and future expansion.
 
Shovels will hit the ground this coming April, with construction set to be complete in March 2021.
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