South Caernarfon Creameries is Wales’ leading farmer owned dairy co-operative
Be part of the South Caernarfon Creamery family. All of our family
owned member farmers who supply us with their milk also own a share in
the company. Our member farmers are at the core of everything that we
do. We are committed to offering sustainable, competitive terms for
farmers as well as focusing on driving sales, supply and profitability.
Transparent in everything we do
Cost sensitive to assist with profitability for the Creamery; a direct benefit to member farmers
Reviewing products, streamlining where necessary or focusing on new product development to drive sales
Constantly monitoring market trends and evolving to fulfil industry requirements and consumer demands.
Communication focused: regular communication is sent out to members
whether it’s through newsletters or the regular farmer meetings. Our
annual AGM which usually takes place in July provides the opportunity
for all members to get together, hear about how the Creamery has
performed during the previous year and listen to an industry-based guest
To maintain quality, our member farmers are audited on a regular basis in line with the requirements for the Red Tractor Scheme as well as our own internal quality standards.
Benefits with our Milk Supplier Contract
We believe that our payment schedules within our Milk Supplier
contracts truly reflect the cost of production at different times of the
year and are fair in terms of the constituent and volume production.
Benefits and returns are weighted in favour of constituents and quality
rather than members receiving fixed payments. Use our milk calculator
Here’s what some of our family owned member farmers think:
We have exciting growth plans and would welcome new suppliers,
particularly those who wish to work with a forward-thinking processor
that values its members. We have a dedicated Farm Liaison Manager who
can visit on a regular basis and is only a phone call away for advice or
Over the last 90 years, milking has remained the main activity and
these days 185 cows are milked on the 300 acre farm. Having been cross
breeding the cows for a number of years this closed herd produces
excellent cheese making milk. Originally dating from 1776, the farmhouse
is one of the earliest brick built houses in the area.
“We value the fact that we get a really good price for quality milk and we have a straight forward price schedule.”
Teulu Griffiths, Ffosygrafel
Since 1928, the family have farmed at Ffosygrafel, Borth Aberystwyth. Today Martin, in partnership with his parents and brother, milk 90 cows and have a flock of 400 sheep. As the cows calve throught the year the Griffiths’s have continually opted for SCC’s level profile production scheme and have been succesfull in estimating their production of milk. Following extensive investment in a new building to house cows, a dairy and a parlour, the plan is to increase cow numbers by 50%. Martin said “having confidence in our milk purchaser helped when deciding to further invest in our dairy enterprise”