Highland products are natural, high nutrition and very fresh
The National Milk Board which was formed government agency involved in dairy development, milk collection, milk processing and marketing since 1956 to 1986. In 1986, it was converted into Milk Industries of Lanka Co. Limited under the World Bank project. All properties and functions of N M B were transferred to Milco. Milco is a public company which has effective plant capacity of 200,000 liters per day. It has three milk plants located in Narahenpita, Digana and Ambewela. Colombo Milk factory which was established in 1956 produced pasteurized milk, sterilized milk, yoghurt, ice cream and butter. Ambewela milk factory which was established in 1974 produced milk powder and butter. Digana milk factory was established in 1989 process milk into pasteurized milk, sterilized milk, yoghurt, ice cream and cheese. Milco has well established milk collecting network which consists of 72 milk chilling centers and 1700 Farmers Managed Societies. There are about 70,000 dairy farmers supply milk to Milco chilling centers directly or indirectly. Their milk is valued and paid according to the compositional quality, mainly fat percentage and SNF percentage. Average payment is Rs. 25/- per liter. The farmers who are involved in Farmer Managed Societies are given lot of subsidies, such as supplying cattle feed for a concessionary price, supply of veterinary treatments, supply of dairy development techniques etc., In addition to that, lot of financial benefits are granted to them to encourage dairy industry.
Milco dairy products are sold in the market under the trade name of “Highland “. These products are produced using only local milk that is produced by local dairy farmers. These products are mainly categorized into two varieties, namely liquid milk and dairy products. Liquid milk such as pasteurized and sterilized are very natural products and no any additives or chemicals are added to these milk to extend their shelf life. Therefore these milk products are very close to the nature. Other products named as value added products, such as yoghurts, ice cream, cheese and butter are also very natural products and no any additives or chemicals are added for extending the shelf life. In addition to the main raw materials, other raw materials which we use for producing these products are sugar, gelatin, glucose syrup, stabilizers, emulsifiers etc., are purchased from well reputed organizations the quality of these products can be guaranteed without any doubt.
These Highland products are produced according to the recipes since National Milk Board. As an Example that we produce are dairy ice cream which is only dairy fat is used for this processing. Therefore, our ice cream is really milk tastes ice cream which is available in the market. The fresh milk which is collected today is coming to the market tomorrow. Hence, our products are most fresh dairy products which are available in the market. Further, other special ingredients such as yoghurt culture, rennet, and gelatin are specially purchase from Denmark and Germany etc., Therefore, our product quality is superior than the other dairy products in the market.
Our products are natural, high nutrition and very fresh. This guarantee is given to our valuable customers.