Dairy Farmers of
Prince Edward Island
Serving the dairy needs of Producers and Islanders
All About Us
Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island (DFPEI) is the marketing organization for all PEI dairy producers. It is established under the Natural Products Marketing Act to regulate and administer the Dairy Industry in Prince Edward Island. Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island receives its authority through an Order in Council from the provincial government.
Some of the powers conferred upon the Board include the authority to:
The Board is comprised of nine milk producers elected to represent the four districts defined under the Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island Regulations, which were proclaimed in the Royal Gazette of Prince Edward Island on April 17, 2004. Two milk producers are elected to represent each of the West Prince, Summerside and Montague-Souris districts. The Charlottetown district elects three directors to the Board. New directors are elected in January or February and assume their positions in March following the Annual General Meeting (AGM). These appointments are held for a period of three years.
The Board elects its executive from within the Board membership. These appointments are held for a period of one year.
In addition to the Board members, there are two milk producers elected from each district to represent their members on the District Milk Committee.
Committees of the Board are normally composed of DFPEI Directors, District Milk Committee members, DFPEI Staff, and other dairy industry stakeholders and include:
Executive Dairy Industry Working Group Farms Practices
Canadian Quality Milk Advisory Producer Relations Quality
PEI Promotion Research
Board members represent producers on other provincial and national boards and committees including:
Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee P5 Supervisory Body
Dairy Farmers of Canada School Milk Foundation
Maritime Quality Milk Advisory Committee ADAPT Council
Valacta Advisory Emergency Management Planning
Farm Centre PEI Federation of Agriculture PEI Agriculture Sector Council
Deadstock Cattle Producers of PEI PEIFA Environment Committee
Dairy Industry Transition & Strategic Planning
Dairy Farmers of PEI participates in a supply managed dairy system which was developed in the early 1970ís.
Supply management focuses on achieving the most accurate balance between supply and demand.
For more information on supply management follow the link below:
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