Dairy Innovation Program

The DIP is designed to grant dairy processors with continued access to the milk they require to produce innovative dairy products without affecting their existing provincial milk plant supply allocation. By encouraging such new development, the overall demand for milk is expected to increase. The CDC will provide an allocation credit (deducted from the Canadian requirement) to each province that supplies milk for the new DIP contracts. These credits will be allocated to the province on end-use butterfat basis with no conversion of credits into quota (crystallization).

You may be able to get a milk quota to develop and produce new and innovative dairy products. You could get a milk quota to develop and produce innovative dairy products. You need to create a product that: Is wholly or essentially made with milk; Contains no imported dairy ingredients; Is new to the Canadian market. Other conditions apply.

The deadlines to receive DIP applications at the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) are:

  • March 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th
  • December31st.

Applications received during each 3 month period will be reviewed by the Selection Committee within the following 2 months.

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