A leading milk processor in Cornwall has introduced direct milk supply contracts to local farmers.

Rodda’s, the leading producer of Cornish clotted cream and the county’s second largest processor of milk, says it is introducing the new scheme to strengthen its links with the local farming community.

Looking to give long-term security to both parties, the scheme will reward farmers for high butterfat and hygiene levels. It will also provide a quality supply of milk with the perfect properties for making Cornish clotted cream.

Managing director, Nicholas Rodda, said: “Our farmers have been integral to the success of our business over the last 125 years, so the natural next step is to strengthen further our links with our local farming community, securing the future for Rodda’s and our farmers for the next generations.

“The success of our business relies on our milk supply. In order to make our world-famous Cornish clotted cream, our milk has to be of the highest quality. And what better way to guarantee this than to work closely with our farmers through direct-supply contracts, rewarding them for their best possible milk. We are very excited about the benefits that these closer links will provide.”

Rodda’s is looking for farmers located within a 30 mile radius of its Scorrier creamery to supply it with approximately 50 million litres of Cornish milk a year.