The Dairy Farmer board meets 2 to 3 days each month to set policy for Manitoba's dairy farmers, hear reports of marketing activity, review quotas and Canadian requirements for milk and dairy products.
The Board buys from producers and sells to processors. The average is about 25 million litres of milk per month worth about $17 million. Dairy producers share equally in all markets, both fluid and industrial. The board conducts one pool of revenue monthly and pays producers according to the amount and quality of milk marketed.
There are 473 milk producers who sold 304,535,394 domestic litres of milk in the 2005/2006 dairy year (August to July) for a farm gate value of $203,897,050.