Lakeland Dairies

Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background


Product Range
Whole Milk Powder, Skim Milk Powder, Fat Filled Milk Powder, Casein, Lactose, Butter, Milk, Milk Portions, Flavoured Milk, Cream & Cream Blends, Scoop Ice Cream, Ice Cream Powder, Liquid Ice Cream, Frozen Yoghurt

Specialists In
Processing over one billion litres of quality milk annually into a range of value-added dairy foodservice products, plus functional dairy food ingredients. "



With over 125 years of experience and tradition in dairy farming, Lakeland Dairies Co-operative has grown to be a market leader in the production of high-quality dairy based products for customers around the world.

Operating within a 15 county catchment area across Ireland, fresh milk is collected on a daily basis from approximately 2,500 family farms.

Using unrivalled expertise and state-of-the-art machinery, the company processes over one billion litres of milk annually into a wide range of value-added dairy foodservice products and functional dairy food ingredients, which are then exported to over 70 countries.

Its dedicated research and development teams work collaboratively with customers to bring new products to market, working in tandem with its sales and marketing teams to identify future trends and market opportunities.

Lakeland Dairies Co-operative strives to meet the needs of its customers for competitively priced, wholesome and natural produce of the highest possible quality.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Raw Material Sourcing

  • To source 100% of all Milk from Republic of Ireland (ROI) Farmers Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS) Certified farmers by 2019.

Manufacturing Processes

  • Energy usage to be reduced by 1.5%.
  • Waste to landfill to be reduced by 15%.
  • 10% reduction in BOD discharged versus milk product produced.

These are all set on a Group Wide basis and are to be achieved by 2019 (with a 2013 baseline used).

Social Sustainability

  • Include measures aimed at the Health and Wellbeing of Employees and engagement of local Students.


Unique Selling Points

Lakeland Dairies are a fully-traceable sustainable supplier of dairy products with expertise in food ingredients, foodservice and retail products.

The company takes great pride in ensuring that its milk is farmed with the utmost care to ensure products of exceptional quality.

Awards & Accreditations

Several awards including All Ireland Inter Trade Award, Great Taste Awards, Blas na h√Čireann Awards, and Repak Awards.

ISO 9001:2008, BRC Global Standards for Food Safety V7, Kosher Certification, Halal Certification, Organic Certification, ISO 14001:2015

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