Moo we are.
Founded in 1922, Shamrock Farms is one of the largest family-owned and
-operated dairies in the U.S. We produce and distribute a full line of dairy products, including fresh milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, whipping cream, half and half and more. And since our family farm is home to our very own herd of more than 10,000 cows, we thought it only appropriate to feature one of those bovine beauties as our official spokescow – Roxie – on our packaging.
You can find our products throughout the U.S. in grocery chains, restaurants, schools, hospitals, institutions and vending machines. And, of course, we’re still known as the hometown dairy in Arizona carrying on this tradition by being the No. 1 milk processor and distributor in the southwestern region.
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Shamrock Farms Augusta County Milk Plant Opens Its Doors
From left to right: Roxie (Shamrock Farms spokescow), Larry Wills (Chairman of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors), Kent McClelland (President and CEO of Shamrock Foods Company), Secretary Todd Haymore (Virginia Secretary of Agriculture & Forestry) and Tim Kelly (Senior Vice President and General Manager, Shamrock Foods Company)
[Augusta County, VA] – Shamrock Farms is proud to announce the grand opening of its Augusta County, VA. milk plant. The plant officially opened yesterday with a small ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd P. Haymore, Augusta County Economic Development representatives, Shamrock Farms leadership, plant employees, key vendors and local farmers.
“Shamrock Farms stands for Real.Fresh.Ideas., which means a commitment to innovation and to providing authentic, high-quality milk products,” said Kent McClelland, who is the third-generation of McClelland family leadership. “We’re thrilled to officially be a part of the Augusta County community; this is a key milestone in our company’s more than 90 year history.”
Shamrock sources its milk locally with the Maryland & Virginia Dairy Co Op, which upholds the same purity and freshness standards, sustainable farming practices and superior milk quality as Shamrock Farms requires for its flagship farm in Arizona.
Additional key features of the new Shamrock Farms plant include:
- Built on a 40-acre parcel of land
- The building is 190,000 square feet with room for expansion
- Construction took only 13 months to complete
- Plant features the latest in extended shelf life (ESL) technology, which allows milk to stay fresher, longer
- Boasts many sustainability features designed to promote energy conservation and water stewardship
Shamrock Farms has a longstanding commitment to its employees and the local community. The Augusta County plant currently employs more than 50 people, and Shamrock Farms looks forward to continuing to become part of in the community through working with local athletic programs and participating in community events and hunger-related causes.
For more information on Shamrock Farms visit www.shamrockfarms.net or www.facebook.com/shamrockfarms.
About Shamrock Farms
Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family-owned and operated dairies in the country, manufactures a wide array of fresh dairy products including Rockin’ Refuel® protein-fortified milk beverages and Shamrock Farms® on the go mmmmilk that can be found in retail chains and quick serve restaurants nationwide such as SUBWAY® Restaurants, Arby’s® and Einstein Bros®. Shamrock Farms products are made with state-of-the-art extended shelf life technology for the longest refrigerated shelf life in the business and are produced without the use of the artificial growth hormone rBST. Headquartered in Phoenix, Shamrock’s family farm hosts a herd of more than 10,000 cows, and was founded in 1922 in Tucson, Arizona.