What we do

What we do

Here at Shetland Farm Dairies we pride ourselves in running an efficient operation, supplying the local community with fresh, high quality, local dairy produce.

A day in the life of the dairy

(04:30am – 11:00am)

  • The dairy cows are milked by our farmers and the milk is cooled in tanks to 1-2 degrees centigrade.
  • Our milk tanker collects the cooled milk from the farm tanks.
  • Processing/pasteurising and bottling is done at our plant in Lerwick.
  • The cream is separated off from semi-skimmed and skimmed milk is bottled for single, double and whipping cream.
  • Fresh butter is churned from the remaining cream.
  • A culture is added to the liquid left from the butter churning process to make fresh buttermilk.
  • Deliveries are made by our vans to local shops, schools and care centres.
  • All plant, lines and equipment that comes into contact with our milk and dairy produce undergoes a thorough daily cleaning process (Cleaning In Place).

This happens close to 365 days a year. The only days the dairy closes is Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2 January.

Here at Shetland Farm Dairies we pride ourselves in running an efficient operation