Got Milk? Shorewood School Officials Say 'Yes,' Despite Dairy Closing

Golden Guernsey in Waukesha closed without warning on Saturday, raising concern about the ability of school districts to obtain milk for students.

Shorewood students will continue to receive milk this week, despite the abrupt closing of a Waukesha milk processing plant.

Following the news over the weekend that Golden Guernsey's factory had abruptly shut down, concern was raised about the ability of school districts to obtain milk for students. 

However, schools in Shorewood will not be affected. Business Manager Mark Boehlke confirmed Monday the district will have no problem stocking milk. 

Officials at several other school districts in the Milwaukee area say they don't envision problems with having milk for their students. Some school districts, like Waukesha, Greenfield and Elmbrook, had to make some changes to ensure their students would continue to receive milk this week. 

Other school districts were not so lucky. A Slinger School District official told Today’s TMJ4 that schools there will run out of milk by Wednesday.

It’s still unknown what the plant’s closing means in the long-term for Waukesha and area farmers. 

Waukesha Patch has left voicemails with OpenGate Capital – the investment firm that owns Golden Guernsey. The Department of Workforce Development has not been informed of the plant’s closing.


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