The snow and extreme weather conditions of last week, brought a very challenging period for all, and it’s no secret that to keep businesses in operation in our remote area, was tough.
Now that the weather has settled, I wanted to write to thank all those involved with helping to keep The Wensleydale Creamery running as smoothly as possible. Without the hard work, resilience and cooperation of our local community, dedicated farmer group and milk tanker drivers, and of course our team at The Creamery, when the snow and freezing temperature hit, we simply couldn’t have continued to run our business and make cheese.
The snowfall caused disruptions to milk collections, and we saw some great acts of teamwork to help transport the milk to The Creamery. With our whey plant frozen and unable to process whey, our silos were full, and we enlisted the trusty help of Metcalfe Farms to tanker our whey out.
For me, although challenging, the recent weather conditions proved a perfect example of the true Yorkshire community spirit, with those working in our deeply rural area, really pulling together to get the job done.
We are most definitely Yorkshire through and through, and we’re very proud to be part of a community with such positive force. Our customers and consumers can rest assured that we can be relied upon to keep producing great quality dairy products, for them to enjoy, even throughout such testing times!
David Hartley, Managing Director