May 30, 2018
Search for healthier options gives CNY dairy producers a boost
CORTLAND, N.Y. — It’s a growing trend when it comes to dairy products. Consumers are turning toward healthier options like lactose-free milk, higher protein Greek yoghurt and even milk from grass-fed cows — all of it organic.
“Organic milk in general is very popular with the consumer. People look at an organic product as a healthier product,” said Tom Howland, general manager of Byrne Dairy’s Byrne Hallow Farm’s yoghurt manufacturing plant in Cortland. Howland said the increased demand for healthier dairy products has helped boost production at the plant by 20 percent.
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