Our company is owned by the 1220 farmer suppliers who supply milk to us.
Our farms typically lie within 45km of our production facility and are owned and operated by families, many of whom have been farming the same land for generations. They tend to be small-scale, with an average herd size of 90 cows, making our farms among the most sustainable in the world.
Meet our Farmers
Gerard CollinsCastleventry, Clonakilty
“Big numbers aren’t everything. For me, it’s about making the best of what you have – we have a small herd, we pay attention to detail and look after the animals. That’s how we get the most out of it.”
Wlliam KingstonTooreen, Skibbereen
“One thing we live by is ‘mol an oige agus tiocfaidh siad’ – I solidly believe that. Giving young guys the chance to learn, that is the fun in this game. Lots of guys who passed through here have done exceptionally well.”
Jeremiah & Gerard MoloneyKilbrittain
“We are the fourth generation of Moloney farming this land and there were 2 generations there before we married in. My father is farming since 1976 and still going — we’re in partnership.”
Scott KingstonLaragh Bandon
“Grass is key – we are grass farmers really and we harvest with cows instead of machines. Cows harvest grass more efficiently than any machines in the world.”
Carbery Milk Quality Awards
The Carbery Milk Quality and Sustainability Awards have been running since 2004.
They provide an opportunity for Carbery to recognise our commitment to Milk Quality and Sustainability, and most importantly, to celebrate and recognise the milk suppliers who are committed to achieving these high standards.
We work closely with our farmers to find ways to farm more efficiently and sustainably and ensure a secure and viable future for family farming.
Digital Storytelling – Michael Crowley
Farmers learn best from each other. In our digital storytelling project, participants on the Carbery Greener Dairy Farms programme recorded, edited and filmed their sustainability journey. We shared the films to inform, influence and inspire other farmers to embed sustainability in their farms.