Goat milk powder factory in Etten-Leur starts production!

Goat milk powder factory in Etten-Leur starts production!

Goat Milk Powder B.V.: new milk powder producer sees growth in goat whey, lactose and demineralised whey.

Last summer goat cheese producer Bettinehoeve from Etten-Leur and AVH dairy trade from Bergen (subsidiary of dairy producer EMMI Switzerland, www.emmi.ch), exporter of goat and sheep milk products started Goat Milk Powder B.V., a joint venture in which both companies have equal shares.

These coming months we are starting various testing programs. The factory, designed according to the latest technological standards, will be in full production as from 1 May 2014. Its processing capacity is 5 tonnes of milk per hour. Goat whey and goat milk will be turned into high-qualified ingredients for the food industry. Based on liquid goat whey and goat milk supplied by Bettinehoeve, Goat Milk Powder will produce a wide range of products such as whey protein concentrate 65% (WPC65), full cream milk powder, skimmed milk powder and a number of special powder blends. Based on raw materials from Goat Milk Powder lactose and demineralised whey powder is being produced in cooperation with an external producer as from 1 January 2014. By doing so, Goat Milk Powder completes its entire portfolio of 100% goat milk dairy raw material required for the production of, for instance, infant formula.

Goat Milk Powder is definitely not exclusively focussing on the baby food industry. There are exciting opportunities in sectors like sports, health care and (semi) pharma both in Europe and in the traditional export markets. Through cooperation we have the opportunity to contribute sustainingly and constructively to the Dutch goat milk producing sector and to the strong demand for high end raw materials of 100% dried goat milk products, not contaminated by cow milk, from the (international) food market.

With this Goat Milk Powder is a unique supplier in the world of dairy products.

For more information, please contact:

Sybren Ewijk, commercieel directeur Bettinehoeve. +31 (0)76-5022247
Arnauld van Hees, directeur en mede-eigenaar van AVH dairy trade. +31 (0)72-5020946