About the Dairy

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Guernsey Dairy processes milk fresh from our world famous local 'Guernseys' and use it to produce a range of premium quality dairy products.

We receive around 8 million litres of milk every year and use it to produce and sell 6 million litres of milk, 200,000 kg of world class Guernsey butter and 24,000 kg of award winning cheese. We also make rich dairy cream and four delicious flavours of Guernsey ice-cream.


Our mission: To provide milk and milk products to the Island, working with the farmers to protect the island's environment and biodiversity.


Our St Andrew's Guernsey Dairy was built in the heart of the island in 1951. It is owned and operated by the States of Guernsey and The States' Trading Supervisory Board has political responsibility. You can read more about our history and see our historical photos from before this time here. 


Our statement of purpose

-To operate a modern processing unit for the local dairy industry, that supplies a range of high quality dairy products for local and export markets.

-To satisfy the local demand for processed fresh Guernsey milk at an acceptable price to the consumer.

-To operate commercially within the context of government intervention designed to maintain Guernsey's traditional countryside.


Our vision: "Guernsey Dairy secures the sustainability of the local dairy industry and farmed countryside, by the processing of milk through an efficient, profitable facility employing best commercial practices, in the long term best interest of Islanders. to secure the sustainability of the local dairy industry and farmed countryside, by the processing of milk through an efficient, profitable facility employing best commercial practices, in the long term best interest of Islanders."


Guernsey Dairy business plan

The local farming industry, our Guernsey breed and the Guernsey Dairy depend on each other and are closely linked. That's why we've developed our latest business plan alongside the Guernsey Farming Association and the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure and aligns with the Guernsey Dairy Industry Strategy and the Guernsey Biodiversity Strategy.

You can read more about our 2017-2023 business plan here.

 

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Cows don't do bank holidays so at the Dairy, we work 7 days a week, 365 days a year

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