Farming families

Dairy Farmers of Ontario takes pride in supporting the 3,500 family-run farms all across the province.

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Animal care

Keeping the herd healthy and happy is one of our farmers’ most important responsibilities – and they're committed to providing their cows with excellent care.

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how dairy farmers maintain quality standards


We’re always working to reduce our waste to help protect the environment and keep farmland viable for future generations.

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Regulatory procedures

Dairy farmers work with government organizations and industry partners to help maintain Ontario’s high milk standards.

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Managing supply

Milk supply is managed so that high-quality milk is always being produced for consumers.

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proAction is Canadian dairy farmers’ quality assurance program. It comprises six modules:

  • Milk Quality
  • Food Safety
  • Animal Care
  • Livestock Traceability
  • Biosecurity
  • Environment

Canada’s dairy farmers are recognized as world leaders in producing quality milk. The purpose of proAction is to maintain both processor and consumer confidence in the quality and sustainability of Canadian milk that is used to make the dairy products consumers enjoy. Through proAction, farmers do their part in ensuring a supply of safe, high-quality Canadian dairy products consumers, processors and retailers can be confident about and proud to market and consume.

proAction requirements are developed by technical committees made up of dairy farmers and experts, such as veterinarians, researchers and industry partners. proAction requirements are carefully tested, evaluated and updated regularly based on the latest scientific evidence.

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