Canadian dairy farmers celebrate World Milk Day

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to share how we celebrate the vibrant dairy industry in Canada on World Milk Day.

"World Milk Day is a great time to invite everyone to take a moment and enjoy a glass of milk. We also want to celebrate the dairy industry here in Canada, which is growing and thriving," said Wally Smith, DFC's President. "Our unique system of supply management allows us to produce nutritious, wholesome milk for Canadians in a sustainable way, and is the best system in the world. We are grateful for the support that Canadians continue to show our farmers, and on behalf of Canadian dairy farmers, I want to say thank you."

DFC is teaming up with Chicken Farmers of Canada, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Egg Farmers of Canada, and Turkey Farmers of Canada to host a unique pop-up diner on Sparks Street in downtown Ottawa to showcase Canadian food and the benefits of supply management. The Downtown Diner is a great occasion for people in downtown Ottawa to enjoy local products and talk to farmers about their farms and supply management. Everyone is welcome to come and taste great Canadian food.

DFC is also hosting Twitter parties in both French and English in honour of World Milk Day and to celebrate here in Canada. Canadians can join in and follow along with #WorldMilkDayCa at 11am Eastern Time for the French Twitter Party and/or 12pm Eastern Time for the English Twitter Party, as DFC hears directly from consumers about their favourite dairy products, and why they love Canadian milk.

About Dairy Farmers of Canada

Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization defending the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and striving to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within supply management, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national initiatives. Visit for more information.


SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)

For further information: Media contact: Ashlee Smith, 613-240-3881,


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