New Mexico Cheese Plant to Expand

2013-05-12T01:00:00Z New Mexico Cheese Plant to ExpandBy Cindy Snyder For the Times-News Twin Falls Times-News

CLOVIS, N.M. • Dairy Farmers of America owned Southwest Cheese Co. LLC plant in Clovis, N.M. will soon undergo a $100 million expansion.

The expansion will allow for more production of curds and whey proteins, which are used in ice cream, processed cheese sauces and sports drinks and energy bars. Southwest Cheese is one of the world’s largest cheese plants and produces thousands of pounds of Monterey Jack, cheddar, American and other varieties of cheese.

Southwest Cheese processes more than 3.8 billion pounds of milk, and produces in excess of 388 million pounds of block cheese and 29.1 million pounds of whey protein powders each year.

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