Canadian Dairy Commission
The Canadian Dairy Commission offers a framework for managing Canada’s dairy industry, a shared federal and provincial responsibility. It serves as a facilitator and intervener in forums that influence Canada’s dairy policy. The Commission administers the dairy production control mechanism to avoid production shortages or surpluses. It also has the mandate to provide a fair return to efficient producers of milk.
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and the dairy industry, as well as download
sheets of practical information on various topics.
Services and Information
Supply management and the dairy industry
In the dairy sector, the balance between supply and demand presupposes a balance between the production of all dairy farms and domestic consumption of dairy products. National farm production is controlled by means of quotas.
National milk production target for Canada
The Total Quota is the national milk production target for Canada. On behalf of the industry, the Canadian Dairy Commission calculates the Total Quota on a monthly basis, according to a method set by the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee.
Harmonized milk classification system
In Canada, milk is sold to processors according to a harmonized milk classification system. The price of milk sold to processors varies according to its end use.
Milk pooling agreements
The pooling of revenues from milk sales enables producers to receive an average price per hectolitre or per kilogram of components, based on total sales.
What we do
The Commission provides a framework for managing Canada’s dairy industry, a shared federal and provincial responsibility. It serves as a facilitator and intervener in forums that influence Canada’s dairy policy, and coordinates federal and provincial dairy policies.
What we do
Information about the organization
Please follow the link to access the members’ site.
The Canadian Dairy Commission offers this online Orientation Session to anyone with an interest in the workings of the Canadian milk supply management system.
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