Dairy: The September price increase: Needed to cover production costs, or a market killer?

That’s the debate surrounding an unscheduled price increase of $1.45 a hectolitre, defended by Dairy Farmers of Canada, but opposed by the restaurateurs and some industry experts


Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is coming under heavy fire after requesting, and receiving, an unscheduled milk price increase on Sept. 1.

Several prominent agri-food industry spokespersons say that there will be grave consequences for Canada’s dairy industry. But Bruce Saunders, DFC’s vice-president and Dairy Farmers of Ontario chair, plans to stay the course, saying: “We will cover our cost of production, and let that fall where it may.”  

Better Farming - October 2008