Dairy farmers and ranchers in the North Hills are being asked to be on the lookout for a new competitor in the dairy industry.
The Rosewood Ridge Dairy Cooperative announced Friday that it is joining the North Ridge Valley Dairy Cooperative.
Rosewood Ranch Dairy Cooperative will join the North Ranch Dairy Company in the fall of 2018.
Both companies were established in 2017 and have since expanded.
Roseland Ranch Dairy is a family-owned dairy cooperative in the Central Valley.
North Ranch dairy is located in the South Fork area of the central valley.
Both dairy cooperatives have dairy herd sizes of over 100,000 cows.
The cooperative also offers cattle, sheep, goats and poultry.
The partnership will create a new, large-scale dairy farm.
Roselawn Ranch is a farm that will produce up to 100, 000 pounds of dairy products annually, said Roselown Ranch Dairy Co-op President and CEO Jim Cavanaugh.
The dairy cooperative will continue to be located in Roselestone Ranch, which is about 1.2 miles from Roselwood Ranch.
It’s about 30 minutes east of Los Angeles, Calif., and about an hour west of the Orange County and San Diego County areas.
The new Rosewood Dairy Cooperative is expected to employ approximately 400 workers.
The North Ridge Dairy Co. will have about 100 employees and will provide meat and poultry products.
The project also includes an environmental monitoring center and a feedlot.
The milk cooperative is located about 100 miles east of Roselion Lake.
The Lake County Fairgrounds will have a farm fair on Saturday, July 18 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The fair will include live music, live food, food trucks, an auction and live entertainment.
Rosebrook Dairy Cooperative President and COO David Saffron said they will start selling milk in the Fall of 2018, although they will have to wait until 2019 to start selling the product.
The Milk Co-operative plans to use the proceeds from the new dairy farm to help with the cost of the farm and the farm fair.
Roseville Dairy Co., which will have up to 40 employees, is located a little more than three miles from the Roselendale Ranch dairy cooperative.
Rose Valley Dairy Co, which will be located about five miles east, will be the primary producer of dairy milk in Rosewood.
Saffrons hope to open in 2019.
Rosemont Dairy Cooperative, which was established in 2016, has more than 300 dairy cows and produces up to 5 million gallons of milk annually.
Rosemount Farm, which sells dairy products in Rosemont, is about three miles east.