Partnership with Slovene farmers

The products produced by Mlekarna Celeia at the production plant in Arja vas are made from milk purchased in the Slovene geographical area. In a landscape of green valleys and mountains, hard-working rural hands are helping the countryside develop and the farms to grow. With love and respect for nature, they are helping shape the development of Slovenia’s milk-processing industry and actively contributing to the quality of Zelene Doline dairy products.

You can read more about our partner farmers, the source of our provenly better milk, on the Milky Way.

Long-term cooperation with local suppliers

Over the years, Mlekarna Celeia has built and fostered the relationships it enjoys with its suppliers. Only milk from the best and most dedicated suppliers may become an ingredient for products under the Zelene Doline brand.

Our top suppliers 2015

In 2015, Mlekarna Celeia purchased more than 97 million litres of milk. Ranking first among individual milk producers were Harald and Nina Konečnik from Šentjaž pri Dravogradu with 1,129,806 litres of milk, followed by Hedl farm from Radlje ob Dravi with 652,991 litres of milk, and third place in the category of the amount of milk produced went to Frančišek and Jožica Rotnik from Šoštanj with 545,540 litres of milk.

prvi-trije-najvecji-proizvajalci-mlekaThe top three milk producers, from left to right: Hedl farm, Konečnik Harald and Nina, Rotnik Frančišek in Jožica.

In the category of top milk producers among agricultural cooperatives, first place went to Koroška kmetijsko-gozdarska zadruga, which produced and sold 26,211,081 litres of milk for Mlekarna Celeia in the previous year. Second place went to Kmetijska zadruga Šaleška dolina with 13,104,317 litres of milk, and third place to Kmetijska zadruga Šmarje with 12,742,888 litres of milk.

prve-tri-kmetijske-zadruge-2015The top three agricultural cooperatives, from left to right: KZ Šaleška dolina, Tot Andreja, KKGZ Slovenj Gradec, Danica Ramšak, KZ Šmarje, Andreja Nunčič.

Our top suppliers in 2014

In 2014, Mlekarna Celeia purchased more than 89.7 million litres of milk. Ranking first among the individual milk producers was Harald Konečnik from Šentjaž with 1,090,160 litres of milk, followed by Peter Popič from Podgorje with 536,800 litres of milk, and third place went to Frančišek and Jožica Rotnik from Šoštanj with 485,167 litres of milk.

The top supplier among agricultural cooperatives was Koroška kmetijsko gozdarska zadruga, which produced an impressive 24,085,089 litres of milk for Mlekarna Celeia in 2014. Kmetijska zadruga Šmarje ranked second with 12,265,582 litres, and Kmetijska zadruga Šaleška dolina ranked third with 10,183,498 litres of milk.

Največji dobavitelji Mlekarne Celeia 2014 The largest suppliers of Mlekarna Celeia in 2014 with Marjan Jakob, the General Manager of Mlekarna Celeia and Natalija Dečman, the 7th Dairy Queen.

Our top suppliers in 2013

In 2013, Mlekarna Celeia purchased more than 89 million litres of milk. Ranking first among dairy farmers was Harald Konečnik from Šentjanž with 972,777 litres of milk.

Največji dobavitelji Mlekarne Celeia 2014 In the photo from left to right: Andreja Jurhar, 6th Dairy Queen of Zelene Doline, Harald Konečnik (Koroška KGZ), Frančišek Rotnik (KZ Šaleška dolina), Zlatar (Koroška KGZ), and Marjan Jakob, General Manager of Mlekarna Celeia.

In the category of top milk producers among agricultural cooperatives, first place went to Koroška kmetijsko gozdarska zadruga. This cooperative sold 24,712,691 litres of milk to Mlekarna Celeia in 2013.

Največji dobavitelji Mlekarne Celeia 2014 In the photo from left to right: Andreja Jurhar, 6th Dairy Queen of Zelene Doline, Andreja Tot (KZ Šaleška dolina), Vinko But (KZ Šmarje), Danica Ramšak (Koroška KGZ) and Marjan Jakob, General Manager of Mlekarna Celeia.

Our top suppliers in 2012

In 2012, Mlekarna Celeia purchased a record-breaking 93 million litres of milk. First place among milk farmers was earned by Harald Konečnik

Največji dobavitelji Mlekarne Celeia 2014 In the photo from left to right: Alenka Ivanšek, the Purchasing Manager for the basic ingredient at Mlekarna Celeia, Eva Keržič, the 5th Dairy Queen of Zelene Doline, Harald Konečnik (Koroška KGZ), Frančišek Rotnik (KZ Šaleška dolina), Marko Močilnik (Koroška KGZ) and Marjan Jakob, the General Manager of Mlekarna Celeia.

In the category of top milk producers among agricultural cooperatives, first place went to Koroška kmetijsko gozdarska zadruga. The cooperative sold 25,766,611 litres of milk to Mlekarna Celeia in 2012.

Največji dobavitelji Mlekarne Celeia 2014 In the photo from left to right: Alenka Ivanšek, the Purchasing Manager for the basic ingredient at Mlekarna Celeia, Eva Keržič, the 5th Dairy Queen of Zelene Doline, Andreja Tot (KZ Šaleška dolina), Marjan Jakob, the General Manger of Mlekarna Celeia, Andreja Nunčič (KZ Šmarje) and Danica Ramšak (Koroška KGZ).