The functions of a dairy cooperative society can be listed as follows:

  • Collection of milk twice a day from farmers.
  • Make regular payment to suppliers.
  • Dispatch the milk collected to Milk union.

And provide these to members:

  • Balanced cattle feed.
  • Fodder seeds of improved variety.
  • Services for animal health care.
  • Services for breeding of milch animals.
  • Patronage based portion of the surplus
  • Contribute to village development.


Processing Facility:

The milk received at the chilling centres are brought to the Dairy and along with the milk received at the Dairy, milk is processed for keeping the quality. Types of milk such as standardised milk, High fat, High Protein milk, are being prepared  to the requirements of the consumers. The surplus fat is converted into butter and into ghee. The whole milk surplus is dispatched to Metro Dairies and Feeder Balancing Dairies viz Madurai, Erode andTrivandrum. The High Fat and High Protein milk are packed in 250 ml and 500 m.1 sachets. In the Dairy milk Beda, Ghee, Ice-cream,Flavoured milk, Rose Milk, Butter milk etc are being manufactured and marketed. The processing capacity of Main Dairy, Kovilpatti CC, Valliyur CC, Sankarankoil CC and Sathankulam CC are 1,00,000; 10,000 ; 20,000 ; 50,000, 10,000 LPD respectively.