Quota Allocation and Fall Incentive Days Update


The Western Milk Pool (WMP) met earlier this week to discuss market requirements in the West through the Fall/Winter months in order to ensure an adequate supply of milk to processors. In order to meet projected requirements in the West, the following production adjustments will be made in the province of BC.


Quota Allocation

In order to align the quota issuance levels of Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia with that of Saskatchewan which currently sits at the highest quota issuance level in the WMP, a 1.0% quota increase will apply to BC producers effective December 1, 2020.


The BC Milk Marketing Board, along with the WMP, will continue to monitor production and demand on a weekly basis and provide updates to dairy farmers if further adjustments are needed.


Incentive Days

The BC Milk Marketing Board has now added incentive days for the month of December 2020 in order to maintain milk supply to the new year.


November 3 days

December 3 days


The BCMMB along with the WMP will assess the need for incentive days for January 2021 at a later date.


The incentive days are issued on a fixed basis (i.e. the days for November can only be use in November), this is different from the previous flexible days program.


Please review the Board’s notices daily as the Board will continue to update producers as required to manage production.


If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Zahra Abdalla-Shamji at zabdalla@bcmilk.com.