Southland possesses the natural capability to grow pastures of the highest quality to make the finest milk – and Southland farmers are renowned as progressive thinkers prepared to invest in a nutritional strategy and supply chain.
Mataura Valley Milk is recruiting 30-35 world-class farmers to take the next step as supplier/shareholders in a premium, value-added nutritional business.
The Chinese premium infant formula market is growing at a significant rate as middle-class families look for the highest-quality protein-based products for their children. We will be supplying premium and super-premium products into the Chinese market. Mataura Valley Milk is offering what it believes to be one of the best and most progressive milk payment systems in New Zealand.
We have consumers who are prepared to pay for premium and super-premium products, and for product innovation.
The nutritional market size worldwide is US$43 Billion and growing.
Mataura Valley Milk anticipates paying contracted suppliers a competitive Farm Gate Milk Price plus a Supply Premium and Incentives (subject to confirmation).
There will be opportunities for winter and year-round supply.
Supplying farmers will be required to take up a Shareholding in Mataura Valley Milk at a yet to be finally determined level. This is likely to be in the vicinity of $2 per kg of milk solid supplied.