The scheme will see around 25-30 local First Milk farmer members voluntarily working with the co-operative to adjust their farming practices to reduce nitrate, phosphate and sediment discharge.
The investment takes First Milk’s total capital spend on manufacturing sites to around £30m since 2018.
First Milk’s creamery, based at Merlin’s Bridge, has hit two significant sustainability milestones.
A £50,000 fund for the Strength in Places project will help to establish South-West Scotland and Cumbria as the leading region for advanced, sustainable and high-value dairy processing.
First Milk has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2020, which reports a year of progress, delivering growth, investment and improved member returns.
First Milk has announced the launch of its First4Milk Pledge, a new initiative to proactively promote dairy farming and First Milk to its customers and the public.
First Milk announced the start of employee consultation about proposed changes at its Scottish creameries.
First Milk has confirmed a new strategic partnership with Havero Hoogwegt for global WPC80 sales and distribution.