Representing the just under 500 dairy farms in British Columbia, BC’s dairy producers represent the third largest dairy-producing province in Canada (Quebec and Ontario are the largest). With an average herd-size of 135 animals per farm, the average farm size is quite modest.
The industry is primarily operated by multi-generational family farmers. BC’s dairy farmers strive every day to produce top quality milk while practicing sustainable farming and strong animal welfare practices as set out in the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle.
When you drink milk, you support local farming families, jobs in communities across the province, and the economy of Canada.