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.
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 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.