New dairy for Luisenhof
The Luisenhof farm near Berlin has now built and opened its own dairy. Construction costs for buildings and technology amounted to around €15 million.
“We were able to implement our project in a very short time span, despite the difficult situation in the construction sector,” said Hubert Böhmann, managing director and founder of Luisenhof Milchmanufaktur dairy.
The product range of Luisenhof Milchmanufaktur includes demeter fresh milk, fresh milk from antibiotic-free stocks, sour cream and Süßrahmbutter, beaker products and different sorts of cheese, made from sheep, goat and cow’s milk. A special feature is demeter fresh milk in unbleached cardboard packaging, with a significantly lower carbon load than conventional packaging.
The new dairy is to process up to 40 million kg of organic cow, sheep and goat’s milk every year. Suppliers include the Luisenhof farm in Wiebendorf and another 18 other organic farmers in Germany. All farmers are members of one of the organic farming associations: demeter, Bioland, Naturland, Gäa or Biokreis.
The dairy features a shop and a visitor’s gallery, the latter providing insight into various production areas across the width of the building. It can also be used as an event and advanced training location.
“The dairy shop is the flagship for the dairy, and we are committed to bringing visitors and customers the benefits of organic farming and artisanal milk processing. Above all, we want to inspire our young people with quality and taste,” said Michael Müller, also managing director and responsible for sales at Luisenhof Milchmanufaktur.