MADISON – Dairyvative
Technologies of Markesan was awarded a Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Grant for
dairy processors, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
(DATCP) Secretary Ben Brancel announced today.
“This new program will help dairy processors explore new
technologies and resolve regulatory issues in order to ensure a demand for
quality Wisconsin milk,” Brancel said. “Processors will be able to reach new
markets and position themselves for long-term success.”
The Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Processor Grant is intended to
facilitate operational changes, improve profitability and foster innovation in
the dairy industry. This grant can be customized to meet the needs of
individual processors and can be used to hire consultants with expertise to
address specific business needs such as seeking third-party food safety certification
or providing staff development. Recipients must match 20 percent of the total
Dairyvative Technologies has developed a process for
concentrating milk that enables fresh, pasteurized, lactose-free milk to ship
without refrigeration. The company’s SEVEN-X technology has been tested and
proven in a laboratory. Dairyvative will now establish a small operation in the
Center for Dairy Research in order to further demonstrate the technology, which
is expected to reduce the cost of shipping milk by 84 percent.
“We at Dairyvative are confident that our technology will
contribute to the growth of dairy farming in Wisconsin,” said company founder
Charles E. Sizer. “The Dairyvative team is grateful to the Department of
Agriculture for its support and the generous award that will help us reach
our goal to commercialize our technology in Wisconsin.”
These new Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Processor Grants were
implemented in the current state budget as a way to support profitability and efficiency
in Wisconsin’s dairy industry. This initiative is designed to work with the
Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Producer Grants that Gov. Scott Walker announced in
The Center for Dairy Research is dedicated to supporting
Wisconsin’s dairy industry through research, technical support and education.
The facility is located within a licensed, operating dairy plant on the
UW-Madison campus. Learn more at https://www.cdr.wisc.edu.