St. Albans, Cabot co-ops Celebrate a Century and Look for New Markets

With Vermont dairy farmers struggling to survive, milk industry leaders are looking for the next big thing in dairy.

For Cabot Creamery Cooperative, that just might be cheese cubes for dogs. The Vermont cooperative, which has about 900 member farms, will roll out dairy-based dog treats sometime in the second quarter of the year, said CEO and President Ed Townley. They’ll be made from the trim left over from processing in Cabot’s own cheese factories, and will be sold in 3-ounce packages.

Dogs can handle dairy in small doses, said Townley, whose family dog is featured on the package.

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