Your voice in the

dairy industry
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WHO WE ARE

We support milk producers

We support milk producers in the Western and Eastern Cape, giving you a voice in dealing with South African milk buyers. As a milk producer, you need a profitable market environment. That ensures not only your continued existence, but the future of our dairy industry. That’s where Samilco comes in. As an agricultural cooperative run by YOU, we help to create a competitive market for you.

Services

How can we help you?

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Samilco represents our
milk producer
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NEGOTIATE

We enter into price negotiations
on your behalf.

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COMMUNICATE

We have open communications channels with milk buyers with regards to milk prices.

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SOURCE

We find and communicate with new local milk buyers on your behalf.

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SUPPLY

Samilco understands complex price structures and milk supply agreements.

ACCESS

We have access to current vital information regarding prices and trends.

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SHARE

We communicate regularly with you on all matters related to the dairy industry.

ADVISE

Samilco represents you in the
case of legal disputes and can
provide legal advice.

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PROTECT

We provide you with milk agreements that protect you, to prevent possible disputes.

The dairy industry:

 Why we’re a small community operating in a big industry

Dairy farming may be one of the world’s oldest professions. However, it remains one of the most complex – and currently, one of the most challenging in South Africa. As a dairy farmer, there’s so much you need to consider when managing your farm. Think of feed management, the health of your animals, storage of milk and the transportation thereof.

MILK PRODUCTION

 As a milk producer, you also have additional variables to bear in mind, in particular complex price structures that you need to understand to ensure your profitability.

That’s why you need back up – your voice in the industry. Samilco represents you, in particular with demanding price negotiations with buyers.

AgriculturE

 – Our reach –

375

Samilco members produce 375 million litres
of milk every year

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That’s 13% of South Africa’s total milk production

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Samilco members,
Representing
the Western and Eastern Cape

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We work with
14 prominent
milk buyers
How we came to represent you:

 A historical perspective

Samilco has its roots in the collapse of the ostrich industry at the beginning of the 20th century, when a number of farmers in the Bonnievale region gathered to investigate alternative uses for their long-established lucerne fields and other infrastructure. From this, the first cooperative cheese factory was established, which evolved, changed and amalgamated with others over time, to lead to the creation of our agricultural cooperative, Samilco, in 1999. READ MORE ABOUT OUR HISTORY

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