The population of Northern Colorado is booming. People are flocking to the area and population numbers are on the rise.
The same thing is happening with dairy cows.
Weld and Larimer counties already sport high numbers of beef and dairy cattle, buttressed by the region’s feeding operations. But an expansion of a cheese factory owned by dairy giant Leprino Foods will require even more cows to churn out the milk needed to produce bricks of mozzarella cheese and whey protein powder.