Through our commercial investments division, DFA is a leading manufacturer of cheese and butter, as well as dairy ingredients, and contract manufacturer for consumer products. Our commercial investments include DFA’s Consumer Retail, Ingredients and Beverage and Dairy Foods and Fluid Milk and Ice Cream businesses.

This group increases returns for our members through:

  • Consumer retail, including Borden® Cheese and Keller’s® Creamery
  • Dairy foods processing plants that produce American and Italian Cheeses and a wide range of dairy ingredients
  • Investments and joint ventures with national companies
  • Supply agreements with national and global customers

DFA has an expansive manufacturing footprint and owns 42 plants throughout the country. In addition to our own plants, our members’ milk gets delivered to various customers such as Dean Foods, as well as joint venture partners like Hiland Dairy.