From Grass to Glass

UDC Penola Plant
100% Australian owned and operated

UDC The Union Dairy Company

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.

2021/22 Milk price

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Contact our Field Service Team on 55634444 or
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2020-2021 Change In Milk Price

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What Has Changed?

12th March 2021

Due to change in market conditions UDC has stepped up 10 cents.

2020-2021 Opening average milk price

The Union Dairy Company is pleased to announce their 2020-2021 average milk price.

2020-2021 Opening average milk price

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Monday, 1 June 2020

Dear Suppliers,

Today we have announced our Opening Average Milk Price at $6.40/kgMS after deductions to meet the new Dairy Code of Conduct requirements.   This will enable our farmers to prepare budgets to make on farm decisions.

We have opened with caution as there is still a lot of uncertainty in all markets due to Covid-19 and some political uncertainty which may affect trade between some countries however, we believe there is plenty of upside in the markets for the season ahead of us all.

For all our existing agreements we will honour these under the Dairy Code of Conduct until their end date as outlined in the Agreement Details Schedule. For those that are about to expire 1st July, our intention is to extend the agreements for a further 12 months however, if you do not wish to extend your agreement please let us know.

This will be our fourth full season processing and once again we continue to get better each season which allows us to reflect these gains in milk price to our suppliers.

In the coming days our team will make contact with every supplier to get a better understanding of your intentions for the coming season.


Dean McKenna.

Partnering with Local Farmers

Contact Us UDC

The Penola plant is a state-of-the-art milk processing facility and one of the newest in the southern hemisphere.

With an annual processing capacity of 300 million litres of raw milk, the purpose-built factory incorporates a variety of product-specific plants.

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From grass to glass, in addition to partnering with local dairy farmers we have our own dairy properties which provide milk to the UDC.

The Union Dairy Company has an annual processing capacity of 300 million litres of raw milk and began production in 2017.

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The UDC brand is the company’s first and flagship brand.

We are extremely proud of the partnerships that are developing with farmers throughout south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria.

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If you would like more information on being involved, please complete our simple enquiry form and our experienced field staff will call to set up a face to face catchup.