Farmer-owned cooperative, First Milk, has opened its £20 million funding at its Lake District Creamery in Aspatria.

In a ceremony to mark the opening of the funding, Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Claire Hensman, unveiled a plaque to commemorate the multimillion pound funding that has seen capability on the web site improve by 40% over the past 4 years.

The capital funding on the Lake District Creamery is a part of a wider programme throughout the First Milk enterprise, as the corporate has mentioned it’s specializing in rising capability, productiveness and constructing operational resilience.

Talking in regards to the funding Shelagh Hancock, chief government at First Milk, mentioned: “Cumbria is a county with a powerful dairy heritage, and we’re proud to have so many cooperative members on this space.

“That’s why our funding at Lake District Creamery is so essential – it sits within the coronary heart of our Cumbrian milk subject.

“This £20 million funding noticed us set up 5 new high-capacity cheese blockformers, able to packing cheese at a charge of 7t/hr.

“As well as, we’ve upgraded milk consumption and milk storage, put in two new milk pasteurisers and two new whey pasteurisers and an finish of line robotised stacking and palletisation system, alongside a 120t automated cooling retailer.

“Altogether, this transforms the location, permitting us to course of a million litres of milk a day, and guaranteeing that we will proceed to play our half in assembly the rising world demand for dairy, securing the long run for our members.”