New Dairy Processing Facility in St. Johns Scheduled to be Complete in 2020

State and local lawmakers are coming together to discuss the largest dairy processing facility being built in Michigan.

The plan to build the new facility started three years ago.

It will bring nearly 300 jobs to the state and save dairy farmers thousands of dollars.

The new facility is being built in St. Johns.

It’ll process 8 million pounds of milk a day—that’s about 930,000 gallons.

Jerry Neyer, Co-Owner of Neyer Farms In Mount Pleasant, says right now he has to ship milk to Indiana for processing, and that costs about $45,000 a year.

This new facility will save dairy farmers thousands, allowing them to put money back into their farms and even make a profit.

“This is great news, because it gives us in Michigan a lot more control over our own milk where we’re not dependent on other states and other processors to take care of our milk for us we’re in control of it now and we’re running it,” Neyer. “It isn’t where we’re paying somebody else to do it.”

Construction is set to start next month, and it’s expected to be finished by the end of 2020.

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