It is now 16 years since the Hopper family opened Maleny Dairies processing plant.
The business is continuing its slow and steady expansion and is set to sign a contract with a ninth farmer supplier.
“Our sales are going good, our customers are demanding that we keep it up and we’re looking for the ninth one shortly,” Ross Hopper said.
“We’ve got a list of farmers that have put their hands up over the years on the waiting list; we’ve just got to time it right and obviously, when they’ve finished their contracts, they can come across.
“We processed 49,000 litres on Monday. That’s a lot of milk locally coming into the factory.”