Darigold Farms of Montana is the business name of Country Classic Dairies, Inc., a Montana dairy cooperative. Dairy farmers are located throughout western and central Montana, and produce nearly 200 million pounds of milk per year.
In December of 1953, the co-op began packaging milk in DARIGOLD half-gallon paper cartons, and by mid-1954 was operating two plants seven days a week, most days around the clock. For fulfilling the need for new facilities, land was purchased on North Seventh Avenue and plans were made for the new plant. It was completed in 1957 and was the largest plant in Montana. The co-op adopted the business name DARIGOLD, and continues to operate on North Seventh Avenue to this day.
Darigold Farms of Montana offers a full line of dairy products like Whipping Cream, Low-Fat (1%) Milk, Non-Fat (Skim) Milk, Buttermilk (1%), Fortified Milk, Cottage Cheese, Ice Cream Mix etc. Darigold also package private label products; plant number 30-18 identifies milk processed at the facility in Bozeman, Montana. Darigold of Montana handles over 62% of Montana's milk supply. Darigold service options assist customers in dairy program management for maximum profitability. A steady, efficient order and delivery schedule allows Darigold to process milk to order, assuring their customers the freshest product possible. The plant in Bozeman is a state-of-the-art facility that can package milk at the rate of 6,000 gallons per hour. Emphasis on quality is a constant: a recent inspection by Randolph & Associates resulted score of 97% and an "Excellent" rating.
Darigold plant in Bozeman uses the latest technology to process and package milk and ice cream mix. CompanyÃƒ‚Ã¢€Ã¢„Ãƒ‚¢s trucking operation distributes products in Montana and neighboring states, and also offers competitive freight service to some of their regional customers.
DarigoldÃƒ‚Ã¢€Ã¢„Ãƒ‚¢s goal at Country Classic Dairies is to serve our co-op members by providing the best products and most responsive service to their customers. Darigold is committed to bringing their producers the best return possible for their efforts along with customersÃƒ‚Ã¢€Ã¢„Ãƒ‚¢ satisfaction.
But over the years the co-op has also learned that flexibility is its greatest strength, and that the continued effort to understand and meet the needs of the ever-changing market is the key to prosperity now and in the future.
Darigold FarmsPosted on Mar 13, 2006