DCD has been successful in its Dairy Fund application (RDPE/Defra supported), to research & evolve DCD’s structure, further evolution in contractual terms, research balancing futures and forecasting mechanisms and to develop an alternative pricing mechanism for Davidstow farmers.
DCD milk is processed by Dairy Crest for liquid customers; Lidl, M&S, Morrison, Sainsbury & Waitrose, in addition to milk&more, major coffee shops and food service customers. Milk is also processed into leading brands & sold through all UK retailers and global outlets.
Power in Numbers
DCD represents 1,080 dairy farmers in England and Wales supplying 1.5bn litres of milk through a blend of contracts including an innovative Liquid Formula contract, retail, Davidstow and standard Liquid contracts to Dairy Crest, the leading and largest branded milk processor in the UK.
Dairy Crest Direct Ltd (DCD) provides independent representation for dairy farmers that supply Dairy Crest, from Lancashire to Cornwall, West Wales to Norfolk. Dairy Crest is a leading advocate of the Voluntary Code of Best Practice in Contractual Agreements.