About Us - DFM
About us

Feeding families, communities, and Manitoba’s future.

About us

Feeding families, communities, and Manitoba’s future.

Who we are
and what we do

Established in 1974, Dairy Farmers of Manitoba is a non-profit organization financed by all dairy farmers in the province. We’re proud to support and represent the best interests of all Manitoba dairy farmers at the provincial and national level.

Being a part of the community is important to us, so we pride ourselves on bringing dairy farmers and Manitobans closer together. We’re committed to building vibrant communities and supporting future generations.

Our mission

To be the voice for Manitoba dairy farmers, being innovative and building vibrant communities.

Our industry

A glance at dairy farming in Manitoba (as of July 2022)

242

Dairy Farms

190

Average

47,000

Milking cows

414.4 M

Litres of milk produced
in 2021-22 dairy year

11

Dairy processing plants

6,269

Jobs created by the dairy
industry in Manitoba

Supply management

In Canada, all dairy farmers across the country operate under the supply management model. This model enables dairy farmers to carefully match the supply of milk they produce to meet the needs of Canadians.

Supply management keeps your milk local – and it benefits farmers, government, processors, and consumers. Dairy farmers receive a fair and stable price for their milk and rely on the market to make a living – without depending on government subsidies for milk production. Processors receive a steady supply of high quality milk at a fair price to manufacture into dairy products. And Canadians have access to a wide variety of high quality dairy products at reasonable and stable prices.

Dairy farms across the country support our Canadian economy and local communities by providing 178,000 full-time jobs and contributing $16 billion to Canada’s GDP.

100% Canadian milk

Look for the Blue Cow logo to guarantee you and your family are buying dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk.

Canada has some of the highest standards in the world for milk production – with zero tolerance for antibiotics in milk. Canadian dairy farmers are committed to offering the best possible care for their animals, which means never using artificial growth hormones.

When you buy 100% Canadian milk products, you’re also supporting Canadian dairy farmers. And that’s something we can all be proud of!