Dairy Farmers of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. became fully operational on 1 April 2017, initially as a full subsidiary of Clover S.A. (Pty) Ltd.
Under a new agreement, Clover S.A. disposed of its investment in DFSA to the Milk Producers Trust, which resulted in DFSA being 74% owned by DFSA's milk producers and 26% by the Milk Producers Trust from 1 May 2020.
DFSA will continue to use the Clover S.A. trademarks with Clover providing all essential services to DFSA, including production, distribution, merchandising and most support services. DFSA's product range consists of Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk products in a range of various pack sizes, which are directly sold to the trade, mainly still under the iconic Clover brands.
To create long term sustainable dairy farming and volume growth opportunities for its milk producer shareholders. DFSA will strive to be South Africa’s milk buyer of choice, by creating maximum benefits for its milk producer members, within the constraints and realities of the market for dairy products.
DFSA will provide customers and consumers with quality Fresh milk, Ultra-high Temperature (“UHT”) milk, Ultra Pasteurised (“UP”) milk and Steri milk and will supply Clover with superior quality raw milk in Southern Africa, at competitive and sustainable milk prices. It will also leverage off its skills and reputation in raw milk logistics. DFSA will be managed in a reliable and responsible manner and in doing so it will promote a healthy environment and sustainable agriculture across Southern Africa.
DFSA STAND FOR:
- Trusted goodness of dairy
- Quality and trusted milk for world class products
- Care about South African milk producers
- Promotion of sound, sustainable agricultural practices
- Togetherness amongst fellow milk producers
- Upliftment of local communities
- Passion for dairy farming
- Celebration of achievements
- Blessings must never be taken for granted