Dairy farmers in the province – and across the country – operate under the supply management system. This system enables dairy farmers to carefully match the supply of milk they produce to meet the needs of Canadian consumers.
In addition to promoting the steady production of high quality milk and encouraging the consumption of local products, the supply management system 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 funding or subsidies. Processors receive a steady supply of high quality milk at a fair price to manufacture into dairy products – and consumers have access to a wide variety of high quality dairy products at reasonable and stable prices.
Canadian society as a whole benefits from supply management as a result of the thousands of jobs created by local family farming.