The Arla cooperative

Arla is owned by dairy farmers

We are here to make the most of our farmer's milk by transforming it into the best cheese, butter and milk products that millions of people around the world enjoy every day.

The sales from our products are equally split between each gallon of milk supplied by our owners. Every year, farmers invest a portion of their earnings back into the business so it can develop and secure the future of the next generation of farmers.

Our current 12,500 owners are based in seven different countries: Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands. Each owner has a unique vote in the cooperative democracy. 

The cooperative

HISTORY

Back in 1880's Danish and Swedish milk farmers joined in cooperatives to make larger and better dairies...

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