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 currently expanding our supplier base and look forward to discussing this exciting opportunity with you.

The Region

Penola is located in south-east South Australia. The area encompassing south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria is one of Australia’s prime dairy regions, recognised throughout the world for its lush green pastures and productive farmland.

The area has a rich soil, clean country air and wide open space conducive to wholesome milk production and a flourishing dairy sector.

The strong dairy focus in south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria is supported with a diverse agriculture sector that incorporates beef and prime lamb farms, as well as potato farming and a host of wineries.

The lush green hills of farmland overlooking the ocean and the beaches of NSW South Coast, Australia

HISTORY

The Union Dairy company is the latest offering from 100% Australian owned and operated The Midfield Group, a multi-faceted meat processing company built on solid farming foundations and embracing the values of life on the land.

OUR MISSION

We are committed to providing a solid and secure dairy processing company that will partner with local farmers to deliver quality Australian product throughout the world.

OUR PEOPLE

Behind our quality products and processes is a quality team dedicated to delivering a new era in milk processing in Australia.

OUR COMMUNITY

The Union Dairy Company is a proud supporter of local community groups and organisations.

The Plant

The UDC milk powder and anhydrous milk fat plant utilises state-of-the-art technologies available for the manufacture of whole milk powder (WMP), skim milk powder (SMP) and anhydrous milk fat (AMF).

These technologies focus on the manufacture of low microbiological counts in low, medium and high heat powders. The dryer has a capacity of 4.0 metric tonnes per hour when processing WMP and SMP and an AMF hourly capacity of 2.0 metric tonnes.

Environmental Commitment

At The United Dairy Company we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, through the development of new technologies and the use of sustainable and improving processing initiatives. Animal health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our day-to-day work ethic and sustainability is integral to our business ethos; we reinvest in education, training and the long-term future of our community on a daily basis.