The top 20 dairy processors, listed below according to the report published by IFCN, are responsible for approximately 40% of the world’s raw milk supply being processed in factories.
These companies and cooperatives have increased their milk processing capacity by 50 million tons over the past 10 years, which is half of annual U.S. production.
Dairy Farmers of America of the USA again topped the list of the 20 largest dairy companies receiving the most milk globally. It was followed by France’s Lactalis and New Zealand’s Fonterra.
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The top 20 milk processors collect 212 million tons of milk, and the list shows that more than 25% of the milk produced worldwide is processed from the top 20 dairy giants. This trend continues to consolidate year on year, with Dairy Farmers of America topping the list with an intake in liters of 28.6 billion liters, about 3.5% of the total market.
The powerful Dairy Farmers of America cooperative group is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and has dozens of plants across the country. It is an agricultural cooperative representing approximately 14,000 dairy farmers.
The companies Lactalis (based in France) with 21.7 million tons of milk, Fonterra (New Zealand) with 18.7 million tons and Arla Foods (Denmark-Sweden) with 13.7 million tons, follow in order of importance, fifth is the Swiss giant Nestlé (13.6 million tons), sixth is Friesland Campinas (11.8).
After that come Saputo with 10.5, Amul (India) with 10.3, the Chinese giants Yili (9.6) and Mengniu (9 million tons), Glanbia Group (USA), California Dairies, Danone, Agropur, DMK, Muller (Germany/UK), Leprino, Land O’Lakes, Savencia and Sodiaal, the latter two French companies.
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