Milk quality and traceability are key priorities for Dairygold.
As a business that supplies the food industry Dairygold must ensure that its products meet the high standards of its customers. The Society needs to be able to provide continuous reassurance about the integrity of its products and be able to back-up its claims with systems that trace quality throughout the food chain.
This is especially the case with the infant formulae business where extremely high quality standards are a basic requirement. Dairygold has a very strong reputation in that regard.
The Balanced Scorecard method that Dairygold uses for assessing milk quality and paying bonuses demonstrates that Dairygold milk quality is continuously improving.
The weighted average SCC of all milk supplied to Dairygold is also trending downwards compared with an upward trend nationally.
Dairygold’s ‘A+B-c’ milk payment system pays suppliers on the basis of the kgs of protein (A) and butterfat (B) produced, less a volume adjustment (c). This system gives greater reward to suppliers with high milk solids as this milk costs less to process.