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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, BC’s dairy farmers extend our thoughts to all who have been impacted, both at home and abroad.

Our farmers continue to ensure a steady supply of dairy products is available for our communities during this challenging time. Milk is picked up from BC dairy farms every day. After milk leaves our farms, it is pasteurized, packaged, and available in grocery stores within 48 hours. While some stores have reported higher purchase volumes, consumers can be assured that our farms continue to produce a constant supply of nutritious dairy products for all British Columbians.

We owe a great debt to our healthcare workers, and all who are providing essential services, including food distribution and retail staff. The BC Dairy Association would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who is working around the clock to support British Columbians throughout the pandemic.

BC dairy farmers are doing their part to limit the spread of the virus. We are following all provincial health recommendations on our farms, including implementing social distancing and heightened biosecurity measures. 

We stand in solidarity with our local, provincial, national and international communities at this time. Our BC dairy farmers remain steadfast in their commitment to producing high-quality food to meet the needs of British Columbians. 


Holger Schwichtenberg

Chair, BC Dairy Association


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