RDP project database
Modernising Milk Marketing in Southern Lithuania
EAFRD support helped to modernise a Lithuanian dairy cooperative’s business operations by purchasing new vehicles equipped with high tech milk suction equipment and integrated accounting systems.
The EU’s dairy sector is experiencing transitional pressures following the sector’s shift in approach to milk quota support. Dairy businesses can assist this transition by using RDP support available for improving the cost effectiveness of their production systems. Members of a milk cooperative (called Dzūkijos pienas) in southern Lithuania were aware that their operations could become more competitive by modernising their facilities.
The project aimed to modernise the cooperative’s milk sales and transportation services by purchasing new vehicles equipped with high tech milk suction equipment and integrated accounting systems.
The project provided co-finance to help the cooperative invest its own funds in purchasing new and modern milk transportation vehicles.
Results & Benefits
By modernising its transportation and milk accounting systems the cooperative is able to operate more cost-effectively and so is better able to compete. This improved business capacity helps to safeguard employment and provides a good foundation for future growth of the cooperative and local dairy sector.
RDPs can help dairy businesses to modernise and address the challenges associated with the EU dairy sector’s transition towards increased market orientation.
Project location and other information
Alytus district, Varanauskas village.
Total project cost (€)
EAFRD contribution (€)
Private contribution (€)
Cooperative Society‘s “Dzūkijos pienas”
Languages for contact
At a glance
Final beneficiary type
> €500 000
Theme / Measure:
Competitiveness of Agriculture & Forestry
Restructuring, developing physical potential, and promoting innovation
125. Infrastructure related to the development and adaptation of agriculture and forestry
Agri-food industry, Cooperation, Dairy sector, Modernisation