Securing supply chain quality in the milk processing industry
South Caernarfon Creameries and Wynnstay talk to WISE Network.
Cheddar cheese production requires milk of high, consistent protein content. Low milk protein represents a financial loss to individual producers as contracts for cheese are based on protein content.
WISE Network with South Caernarfon Creameries and Wynnstay will develop a simple online application which will enable producers to rank their product in terms of protein content, simultaneously identifying potential additional earnings for the producer if milk protein content is improved. Feedback and guidance on management, breeding and nutrition will be provided too.
It is envisaged that the project will grow, engaging with new business partners along the supply chain to develop real time feedback tools for the producer. Such support tools and methods target the cheese market (£3bn UK share approximately) and the potential worldwide commercialisation are strong indicators of a new, strong Welsh product package.
“We have greatly benefited from our engagement with the WISE Network programme and look forward to making further progress in both reducing the impact of our operations and extending our offer to those who are hard-to-reach.”
Warren Jones, Manager
Beaumaris Leisure Centre