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WHAT IS DAIRY MARKETING SERVICES (DMS)?

WHO MARKETS MILK THROUGH DMS?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MARKETING MILK THROUGH DMS?

WHO DOES DMS MARKET MILK TO?


WHO WORKS FOR DMS?

DOES DMS DO ITS OWN HAULING?


QUESTION:  WHAT IS DAIRY MARKETING SERVICES (DMS)?

ANSWER:  Dairy Marketing Services (DMS) is a milk marketing organization formed for the purpose of creating efficiencies and reducing costs of milk assembly, field services, and transportation.

In addition to milk marketing, DMS provides services for dairy farm operations and producer representation.

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QUESTION:  WHO MARKETS MILK THROUGH DMS?

ANSWER:  DMS markets milk for a broad base of dairy farmers – including both independent producers and members of cooperatives. Individual producers and participating cooperatives who market their milk through DMS retain their own identities and benefits.

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QUESTION:  WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MARKETING MILK THROUGH DMS?

ANSWER:  Working with DMS enables both cooperatives and independent producers to realize cost-savings in the areas of field services, hauling and administration. In addition to improved market efficiency, DMS provides dairy producers with programs and services developed exclusively for dairy farm operations. These programs are offered in an effort to help the dairy producer best manage his or her farm operation.

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QUESTION:  WHO DOES DMS MARKET MILK TO?

ANSWER:  DMS’ customer list is a who’s who in the dairy business. Major customers include Kraft Foods, Saputo, Sorrento Cheese, Dean Foods, Leprino Foods, National Dairy Holdings, Great Lakes Cheese, H.P. Hood, Parmalat, Kroger, Good Humor, as well as many smaller fluid and manufacturing customers.

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QUESTION:  WHO WORKS FOR DMS?

ANSWER:  The employees of DMS are exclusively involved in providing services to dairy farmers at the farm, or are involved in milk assembly, milk distribution, and milk marketing. They are focused solely on milk. The employees themselves come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many have their roots in the proprietary, non-cooperative side of the business.

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QUESTION:  DOES DMS DO ITS OWN HAULING?

ANSWER:  No, except in one small area of New England where it fits the needs of the farmers involved for DMS to own the trucks and hire the drivers. 98% of DMS' milk is hauled by independent haulers, business people both small and large.

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