DCD has been successful in it’s Dairy Fund projects (RDPE/Defra supported), as a result launched the very first DPO (Dairy Producer Organisation) in the UK, plus further evolution in contractual terms and Dairy Futures options, and in developing a milk forecasting mechanism for member use.
Milk is processed by Muller for liquid customers; Lidl, M&S, Morrison, Sainsbury & Waitrose, in addition to milk&more, major coffee shops and food service customers. Milk from Cornwall & Devon is processed by Dairy Crest into leading brands sold through UK retailers and global outlets.
Power in Numbers
DCD & Direct Milk represents 1,050 dairy farmers in England and Wales supplying 1.5bn litres of milk through a blend of contracts including an innovative Liquid Formula contracts, retail, Davidstow and standard Liquid contracts.
DCD & Direct Milk provides independent representation for dairy farmers that supply; Muller from Lancashire to Devon, West Wales to Norfolk, and with Dairy Crest in Cornwall and Devon. Dairy Crest & Muller are leading advocates of the Voluntary Code of Best Practice in Contractual Agreements.