California Dairies, Inc. (CDI) produces 43 percent of California’s milk or nine percent of the milk produced in the United States on 400 dairies. A manufacturer of quality fluid milk products, butter and milk powders, California Dairies, Inc. has sales of more than $4 billion across all 50 states and in more than 50 foreign countries.
California Dairies, Inc. is the result of a successful 1999 merger of three of California's most financially successful cooperatives: California Milk Producers, Danish Creamery, and San Joaquin Valley Dairymen. All three cooperatives were rich in tradition with roots dating back to the turn of the 20th century.
California Dairies, Inc. prides itself on producing the highest quality products while providing customers of all sizes with exceptional service.
As a member-owned milk marketing and processing cooperative, California Dairies, Inc. is co-owned by 400 California producers who ship 17 billion pounds (7.7 million metric tons) of milk annually. Member dairies are located from San Diego County in the south to Sacramento County in the north.
California Dairies, Inc. has a tremendous presence nationwide as well. As the second largest dairy processing cooperative in the United States, California Dairies, Inc. is able to serve a variety of customers quickly. In constant communication with its customers, California Dairies, Inc. works to immediately adjust to and meet its customer’s needs, large or small. California Dairies, Inc. prides itself on producing the highest quality products while providing customers of all sizes with exceptional service.
One goal of California Dairies, Inc. is to become a major exporter focused on delivering value-added products to international customers.