At the Union Dairy Company we are committed to providing a solid and secure dairy processing company that partners with local farmers to deliver quality Australian product throughout the world.
The Union Dairy Company has an annual processing capacity of 300 million litres of raw milk and began production in 2017. Located in Penola – in Australia’s prime dairy region – the purpose-built plant provides a state-of-the-art factory and is the newest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
We are committed to supplying premium Australian products of the highest standard and supporting the agriculture sector, our local dairy farmers and employees to be the best they can be. Our product range includes skim milk and whole milk powders, Anhydrous milk fat (AMF) and raw or thermalised cream.
Our milk model
Our milk model is based on farmer needs identified at supplier forums throughout our target regions. While we acknowledge our model will evolve over time, it has been designed to address the majority of issues currently limiting suppliers growing their business with certainty and security.
We are aware that for the UDC to continue operating our suppliers must be profitable. Therefore, we are pleased to be able to offer you:
- Smooth seasonal pricing and cash flow payments;
- Simplicity of signals and incentives;
- Multiple monthly payments;
- Simplified productivity, volume or growth incentives;
- Guaranteed minimum full year milk price (no step downs);
- A model that is competitive with major rivals;
- Simple freight charges relevant to distance from processing plants in Penola or Warrnambool; and
- No obligation to enter multi-year contracts.
If you would like to discuss supplying UDC please contact one of our field officers today.
About our field staff
Greg Lemmens – General Manager
Greg grew up in the Warrnambool district and has been involved in the dairy industry for 40 years. He has a background in dairy food manufacturing and field services, including production and quality management and product development roles. Greg has worked with farmers in a number of large and small dairy companies over the last 18 years and has a thorough understanding of milk production and processing.
You can contact Greg on 0437 361 376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monique Jeffries – General Manager Milk Supply
Monique’s varied career started off as a Chartered Accountant specialising in tax then moved into the analysis space as a management accountant. She spent one year in International Banking for Lloyds TSB in London before moving back to NZ to manage her family farms. This is where she found her true passion in the dairy industry. Her experience in milk supply has come from previously working for a processor in NZ for the last 5 years looking after dairy farmers. She understands that each farming operation is different and has different requirements.
For any feedback or questions give Monique a call 0488045788 or email email@example.com.
David Massey – Milk Supply Manager
David has had more than 25 years’ experience in the dairy industry, growing up and helping on his parent’s farm in the UK. Agriculture generally was a passion from an early age with dairy farming being a major focus. After completing formal education, he worked on a large mixed farm to gain experience before going to university where he gained a degree in agriculture. David travelled overseas to Canada and here in Australia working in dairy and cropping for several years. He has been exposed to varied farming systems and held significant on-farm management positions, including a 10-year stint in corporate milk supply.
You can contact David on 0438 920 902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keely Price – Field Officer
Keely grew up on the land at Heywood, where her parents farm beef. She always knew she would work in the agricultural sector, raising her own cattle on the farm as a primary school student. Keely has completed a stock and station agent traineeship and has worked in the field prior to joining Midfield Direct in 2016. Keely is passionate about the agricultural industry and is available to assist suppliers with any enquiries.
You can contact Keely on 0418 504 171 or email@example.com.