Harry Davis & Company is selling food processing equipment formerly operated by AMPI for the manufacture of artisanal Italian hard cheese.

AMPI is an American dairy cooperative comprised of 1,100 dairy farming families in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota. AMPI products include bulk barrels and blocks of hard cheese, cheese slices, shredded cheese, salted and unsalted butters, and buttermilk, non fat dry milk, whey and whey protein concentrate powders. AMPI butter and cheese products are supplied across the Upper Midwest United States under the cooperatives own Dinner Bell Creamery brand.

The online auction takes place between the 9th and 11th of April and features: (2) Walker 30,000 gallon S/S silos with horizontal agitation; (2) DCI 800 gallon S/S dome top processors; DCI jacketed 30,000 gallon S/S silo with horizontal agitation; reverse osmosis filtration system; brine ultra-filtration system; GEA Westfalia milk separator; Alfa Laval 4,800 GPH milk pasteurization system; (4) Damrow 40,000 Lbs. Capacity Cheese Vats; (2) Stoelting jacketed finishing tables; (12) 3,000 gallon fiberglass brine tanks; (1,100) 20 lbs. wheel cheese hoops; general plant equipment, material handling equipment and more. The equipment is located in Hoven, South Dakota and can be inspected by appointment only.

Auctioneering firm Harry Davis & Company was established in 1955. The Pittsburgh based company has grown to be a leader in auction and appraisal services in the region. Specialising in auctions, appraisals and turnkey sales for the dairy, food and beverage industries, Harry Davis & Company works with a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and major banking and financial institutions.

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