Collecting over 3.2 billion litres of milk a year, Arla UK has the UK dairy industry’s largest milk pool, comprising 3,200 farmers, spread geographically throughout the country.
Founded by cooperative principles Arla’s goal is to pay the highest milk price to its owners and supplying farmers. Democratic structures in both the cooperative and AFMP ensures that farmers voices are heard and the majority of farmers who supply Arla with milk in the UK own a stake in the business.
Arla’s milk is supplied by three groups of dairy farmers, Arla Milk Link, which is a member of Arla Foods amba, and Arla Foods Milk Partnership (AFMP) which is a part owner of the Arla Foods UK business through its investment arm, Milk Partnership Limited.
There is also a group of direct suppliers within Arla Milk Link who are not part of Arla Foods amba or AFMP.
Arla works closely with its supplying farmers and its solid relationships with its milk suppliers ensures that Arla continues to lead the way in the dairy industry.