Glut Of Skim Milk In Ontario Costing P.E.I. Dairy Farmers

Ontario dairy farmers have a problem and its cost is trickling across borders all the way to P.E.I.

According to reports out of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) policy meeting, held last week, Ontario dairies have produced millions of litres of skim milk that they don’t have a market for, which means they’ve had to spend more than $1 million to dispose of it. Most of that milk has ended up in animal feed and some has gone straight to manure piles for fertilizer.

P.E.I. dairy producers, as part of the eastern Canadian milk quota body consisting of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, known as the P5, are on the hook to help pay for the cleanup.

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