Milk vending machines could help dairy farmers increase profits.

Milk Stations from The Milk Station Company allow the sale of milk directly to the consumer by dispensing milk into containers provided by customers.  The amount of milk dispensed depends on how much money has been inserted into the machine.

By cutting out the middle man, higher profits are achieved without requiring the major investment of bottling equipment or opening outlets. 

The Milk Station Company has a choice of eight different models split into three ranges catering for a variety of requirements.  They also offer an alternative product, The Milkshake Station, which provides 14 different drinks using milk and flavours.  They suggest this is ideal for introducing a healthy drink option to schools and hospitals.

The Milk Station Company sells between 600 - 800 machines a year in Europe and these have been sited on the farm doorstep for sale to local consumers, at farmers markets and in schools and hospitals.

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