Foremost Farms USA: An Insight For Farmers - Quick Review
Foremost Farms USA is a farmer-owned dairy cooperative headquartered in Wisconsin focused on producing cheese, butter, and whey ingredients.
The cooperative’s 12 plants which are provided with high-quality milk by its farmer-members serve retail, food service, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and animal feed industries both across the U.S. and internationally.
Beside providing a wide range of Italian and American-style cheese varieties, pharmaceutical lactose, butter, and bulk fluid milk, Foremost Farms USA offers premium specialty blends. In addition, it can assist in testing and working on custom solutions for private labels and foodservice distributors.
$1.5 billion (2019)
7 (WI, MN, IA, Il, IN, MI, OH)
about 1,800 farmer members
E10889 Penny Lane, Baraboo, WI 53913-8115, US
Area of Activity
Being the nation’s seventh-largest dairy cooperative, and number 24 in annual sales among the Top 100 U.S. dairy processors, Foremost Farms USA Co-op is an active producer and supplier of:
- Cheese (offering premium cheeses in blocks, loaves, and shreds under the co-op’s brand names 1950 127 Brand® and Foremost Farms USA®, which supply products to major cheese converters and cut-and-wrap companies);
- Butter (products include salted and unsalted butter with 80% fat, and unsalted butter with 82% fat, classified by the USDA as Grade AA which is made from 100% real cream);
- Whey ingredients (demineralized whey, edible lactose, whey solids, sweet dairy whey, 34% whey protein concentrate (WPC) both for human and animal consumption);
- Bulk fluid milk (rBST-free and NPE-free milk products including condensed skim, cream, RO skim, RO whole, and nonfat dry milk).
Foremost Farms USA is a reliable distributor for retail consumer brands, food services, as well as wholesale and exporting companies focused on high-quality natural food.
Farming software distributor
A certified cooperative lab working for dairy farm families who own Foremost Farms USA provides regularly updated bulk tank, component, and quality tests such as: antibiotic tests, LPC, coliform, PI, and plate count tests with results updated every 15 minutes, as well as mastitis milk culture tests. These tests are available for members upon request.
On the stage of delivering products to customers, Foremost Farms USA partners with EPA’s SmartWay.
This transport program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency offers a smart management strategy that helps to improve fuel efficiency and as a result, reduce the environmental impact of freight transport.
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