Information on Supply Management and the Dairy Industry
In a supply management system, demand is forecast by means of calculations, and production signals are sent out to producers based on the demand forecasts that are obtained this way.
The Canadian Dairy Commission chairs and supports the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee and its Secretariat.
For dairy producers, pooling agreements are a good tool to manage the financial risks associated with the evolution of the domestic market.
In Canada, milk is sold to processors according to a harmonized milk classification system.
The Total Quota is the national milk production target for Canada.
The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) annually reviews and establishes support prices for butter and skim milk powder.
The price dairy farmers receive for the milk they produce is set in the 10 Canadian provinces. This price varies and depends on how the milk will be used.