Slowly but surely, their business expanded as demand grew and they began supplying milk across Wales, the Midlands and the Northwest of England. The dairy was producing about 25 million litres of fresh milk a year. However, the growing demand for the dairy’s products meant that its capacity needed to expand too. As a result, a larger dedicated dairy was constructed across the road from the farm in 2012. The new dairy is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and has the capacity to produce in excess of 100 million litres of milk a year.
Noisy old coolers were a problem
Unfortunately, large-scale production of milk in premises of that size can also produce negative effects, such as noise. This led to complaints from the authorities and an investigation into the cause of the noise, which proved to be two milk-cooling units.
“We were under pressure to reduce noise levels from the production facility and it was a target we simply had to meet,” explains S. Landen, the dairy’s engineer.