Farmer Portal

Our Farmers

Helping our partners flourish

We know dairy farming can be a tough business and we understand the complexity of farming. So, we continue to build close partnerships with our suppliers to help them thrive and be successful.

With three processing sites across the UK, we supply over 100,000 tonnes of dairy ingredients every year. And as one of the largest milk purchasers in the UK, we’re dedicated to working closely with dairy farmers to deliver a sustainable milk price and develop long-term partnerships with our milk suppliers.

Thanks to the hard work of the 650 farmers we partner with and our employees, customers continue to want more and more of our products. So we have grown our farm milk pool, both through organic growth and recruitment. It has meant that we are able to consistently offer our farmers a sustainable and achievable milk price, becoming a long-term and secure milk purchaser for farmers across the UK.


Speak to Jim

Jim is responsible for our milk procurement and logistics. He has worked in the dairy industry for 22 years and joined us in 2007. Since then, Jim has developed the producer milk pool from 150 farmers with 120 million litres to more than 650 farmers with 650 million litres.

Mobile number: 07919 118026
Direct telephone number: 01244 629478

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litres of milk produced by our farmers since April


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Ask the team

Our dedicated Farm Liaison Team is always on hand to help with any questions or issues that you may have. Get in touch today.

Jim Bebb

Milk Procurement Director

Jim is responsible for our milk procurement and logistics. He has worked in the dairy industry for 22 years and joined us nine years ago. Since then, Jim has developed the producer milk pool from 150 farmers with 120 million litres to more than 650 producers with 650 million litres.

Tel: 07919 118026

Debbie Thomas

Field Liaison Manager

Debbie joined Meadow Foods in 1996. She’s the Farm Liaison Manager covering everything South of Manchester and is on hand for Quality, payment queries, Farm Assurance questions, haulier or testing issues. Anything a dairy farmer needs, they can call Debbie and get it sorted.

Tel: 07973 835333

Ian Critchley

Field Liaison Manager

Ian Critchley joined Meadow Foods at the beginning of September, 2017. Since then, he’s been a Farm Liaison Manager. His role involves communications between the company and our dedicated farmers. He provides advice to dairy farmers in areas such as milk quality, pricing, and milk supply contracts, plus handles farmer recruitment and retention in his geographical area.

Tel: 07979 244514

Anna Brown

Farm Office Coordinator

Anna has been with Meadow Foods for 5 years, starting in March 2013. She is the Farm Office Coordinator helping farmers who call the office with day to day queries such as quality issues, farm assurance and milk collection queries. She deals with all farmer administration that comes into the office.

Tel: 01244 629416

Paula Ferguson

Farmer Payments Controller

Paula has worked at Meadow Foods for 5 years in the Farm Team. She is responsible for processing payments to our farmers. She has an Accounts and Logistics background and has previously worked in the Manufacturing sector for 15 years in Accounts. Prior to this she worked in the Service sector in Warehousing and Logistics.

Tel: 01244 629507

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“Meadow Foods’ commitment to Cumbria gave us the opportunity to invest in new milking equipment, with the security of knowing that we would have a stable milk buyer.”

Lynsey Awde in Penrith