Meet the Diary Farmer Colin Mair

Every time you buy milk from Co-op you are supporting our British Dairy Farming Group. With your help these farmers have the opportunity to share ideas and best practice about making their cows happier and healthier. This means top-quality milk for you and a better price for them.

In this blog we answer some the most common questions we get asked about our milk.

Where is your milk sourced?

Our fresh milk is 100% British and all of our own-brand liquid milk, yogurts, block butter and Cheddar cheese are 100% sourced from British milk. We work with a dedicated group of more than 200 dairy farmers from across England, Scotland and Wales who make up The Co-operative Dairy Group.

How do farmers benefit from being part of The Co-operative Dairy Group?

  • Our Diary Group farmers are guaranteed a premium price for every litre of milk they produce
  • They have the opportunity to share knowledge with fellow Dairy Group farmers
  • We help to monitor their farms’ environmental impact, energy and water efficiency
  • And we support the cost of two vet visits to each farm per year

How do you ensure that dairy farmers are paid a fair price for their milk?

We use what’s known as a ‘basket price’ method, which takes into account factors such as cost of production to offer a fair and representative view of the market.

For more information on our dairy group you can visit the The Co-operative Food Food Matters website…

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. Hi Mary, please could you provide with the barcode for this product? Thanks ^Alice


  2. I would like to have confirmed by the Co-op the following: Is The Organic Semi Skimmed Milk from Co-op Store in Chilcompton, Somerset from cows that roam freely to graze and and not kept pregnant in order to produce more milk? Thanks


  3. But does it have the pastures promise??? If not, why not!


    • I dont think Coop milk has the Pastures promise, unless you buy Cotteswold Freerange milk at a Coop store. The Coop has been slow to respond to this issue but do any of the supermarkets sell their own freerange milk?



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