National milk production target for Canada

The Total Quota is the national milk production target for Canada. On behalf of the industry, the Canadian Dairy Commission calculates the Total Quota on a monthly basis, according to a method set by the Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee. This target is expressed in kilograms of butterfat, and is monitored on an ongoing basis and adjusted as needed to reflect variations in supply and demand. The national quota is allocated among regional pools. Each regional pool divides its share of the total quota among producers, in keeping with its own policies and according to pooling agreements.

The Total Quota is based on Total Requirements, and includes the quota for fluid milk and the quota for industrial milk. It also includes the milk necessary for programs aiming to stimulate market growth.

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To consult the national milk production targets prior to 2016, please send an email to