founded in 1969 with the aim of contributing to cattle and stock-breeding
development in an inland depressed area of Galicia. In the beginning, four hundred members began the activity,
with an initial share capital of 2400€, buying together the cereal needed to
feed the cattle. Today it has 7500
members belonging to 30 villages near the main premises of the cooperative
situated in Pontemaceira, Ames.
activity focuses on collecting, packaging and selling milk in its classical
varieties (whole milk, semi-skimmed and skimmed milk), Unicla milk, and
lactose-free milk, milk-shake, cream,
yoghurt fermented after pasteurization, cheese… Other activities of great
importance are the production of fodder and fertilizers.
main activities, one must add all the areas which are to the advantage of the
members, such as fuel, company store, cogeneration, technical advice services
on nutrition and reproduction, tax, labour and insurance consultancy…
focuses on the target of creating value for its members, as being a
cooperative member only makes sense when added value returns to the member via
payment from the market higher than the cost of its production, and via
offering various services.