Dale Farm is the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, using fresh local milk from its 1300 farmer owners to create award winning dairy products. The Group’s activities span the food chain – from providing farm inputs and services, to collecting and marketing its members milk supplies, manufacturing an extensive range of dairy consumer and food ingredient products, distributing these to both domestic and over 40 export markets worldwide. Turnover is £500 million.
Dale Farm is committed to adding sustainable value to its members milk through supply chain excellence, consumer led innovation and building added value positions in consumer and nutrition markets.
The cooperative was formed in 1995. Since then, the Group has developed its business interests through organic growth and a series of acquisitions. The group now has 9 manufacturing sites throughout the UK. An extensive capital investment programme has been completed aimed at reducing costs and increasing capacity. This has resulted in processing facilities that are best in class.
Group businesses include;
Dale Farm – A major UK dairy processor serving domestic and export markets
Dale Farm Ingredients – Supplier of dairy based food ingredients to domestic and export markets
Ash Manor Cheese – Grates, slices, dices and packs a range of convenience cheese products
Dale Farm Lakeland – Manufactures consumer dairy products, including yogurts, desserts and cottage cheese
Rowan Glen – Manufactures consumer dairy products, including yogurts, probiotic drinks and desserts
Dale Farm Ice Cream – Distributes a wide range of ice cream products
Mullins Ice Cream – Manufactures a range of ice cream products
Dairy Herd Management – Provides herd recording and health management information
United Feeds – Manufactures animal feeds and other farm inputs
Dale Farm Tankcare – Supplies and maintains on-farm milk storage tanks
What They Do
Milk, cream, cheese, cottage cheese, butter, spreads, yogurt, desserts, drinks. Brands – Dale Farm, Dromona, Fivemiletown, Spelga, Rowan Glen, Loseley
Butter, cheddar cheese, speciality cheese, cottage cheese, spreads, desserts, yogurt, milk, cream, ice-cream, milk powder range
Great Taste Awards 2019 –– 2 Gold Stars (Dromona Butter, Dromona Mature Cheddar), Nantwich International Cheese Show 2019 11 Gold, 7 Silver, 11 Bronze, 7 Highly Commended (Gold - Dromona Medium Cheddar, Dromona Mild Cheddar, Dale Farm Mature Coloured Cheddar, Dale Farm Vintage Coloured Cheddar, Cottage Cheese, Quark, Yogurts), Silver (Dromona Mature Cheddar)
Where To Buy
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