Thanks to supply management, dairy farmers in Canada are paid what it costs to produce milk.
The Candian Dairy Commission’s mandate is to provide efficient producers of milk and cream with the opportunity to obtain a fair return for their labour and investment, and to provide consumers with a continuous and adequate supply of high quality dairy products.
Dairy processors earn a profit margin for them to remain in the business of processing raw milk into products for human consumption. Retailers also earn a margin so that they remain business as well.
Although the retail price is set by the retailer, through supply management, our milk marketing system in Canada, farmers can expect a predictable and stable income, which is served up subsidy free.