Setting a Higher Standard

What this means to us…

We strive to go above and beyond what’s expected in providing for our families, leading our employees, caring for our land and animals, serving our customers, producing quality milk and serving one another.

This commitment is more than our business, it’s in our culture and our character. We believe in being accountable, in doing what is right, in performing at our best, in Setting a Higher Standard


Our Values


Select Milk Producers’ Family Dairy Farm members take pride in their milk and set some of the highest standards for milk quality in the nation. All of Select’s Family Dairy Farmers milk is chilled to 36˚ immediately upon milking. This ensures that the quality, freshness and deliciousness stay in the milk from our farms to your family.

Animal Welfare, Care & Comfort

All of Select’s Family Dairy Farm Members participate 100%  in the National Milk Federation’s Farmers Assuring Responsible Management Program, or FARM Program. Prior to this program, we opened up Fair Oaks Farms so people could see exactly how our Family Dairy Farm Members operate.


Pioneering the way forward for sustainability, Fair Oaks Farms has proven that using the waste from a dairy farm can be used to power that same farm and more. The excess electricity we produce is sold to the local power company where it is then used by those around us. We have taken that a step further and partnered with RUAN Trucking and have them use our CNG gas made from the manure to transport our milk to our customer’s plants. Many of our other Family Dairy Farm Members are close to Fair Oaks, and these trucks also haul all their milk. We have reduced the amount of diesel fuel used to haul our milk by over 2 million gallons.

About Us

More than just milk.

As you pour milk over your cereal or add it your coffee, do you ever stop and think where does it come from?
I know, silly question — cows! But have you ever thought further, like where do these cows live? How are they treated?

Select Milk Producers, Inc. takes that guess work out. You can rest assured that the 7 billion pounds of milk that Select Milk produces each year comes from innovative sustainable farming and extraordinary animal care and comfort.

Select Milk formed in 1994 out of a desire by a group of family dairy producers to develop a national footprint for the perfect milk. Founded on honesty, trust, and quality, Select Milk believes in providing their customers with the highest quality fresh milk and doesn’t settle for anything less.

Select Milk believes in operating all aspects of their business with the highest standard, including its cooperative of 99 family dairy farm members, which includes brand names like Core Power, fairlife milk, Fair Oaks Farms. Many of these products are available nationwide and have opened new markets within the dairy category.

Our Family of Companies


is real, great tasting milk – from farmers who share your values – crafted into real food nutrition to give you the vitality you need to live a fulfilled life.

Continental Dairy Facilities

is a world renowned SQF Level 3 dairy ingredient manufacturer located in Coopersville, MI that offers specialized formulations to fit their costumers needs for products including nonfat dried milk, cream, condensed and butter.  Continental Dairy Facilities’ focus, from when the milk is received into the facility through the production process until when the finished product leaves, is on providing gold star quality product that makes us a preferred supplier for a wide range of food manufacturing companies.

Fair Oaks Farms

is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.

Southwest Cheese

is a world-class leader in the manufacture of premium quality block cheese and whey protein ingredients for consumer food and beverage markets worldwide. Our customers are among the top food processing companies in the world.

Continental Dairy Facilities Southwest

was formed in 2015 with the intent of building a dairy ingredient processing plant (similar to that of its sister company, Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC) in the Southwest region of the United States.  Current plans are for the Southwest plant to be operational within the next several years and to continue the same exceptional gold star quality.

Select Services

From Project Management to Engineering, Planning and Coordination, we provide a full range of services for the dairy, food and beverage industries.

Farmers Select

Is a bottling plant located in El Paso, Texas that bottles and exports 70% of all the U.S. Fluid milk that is exported to Mexico. Based on the U.S. Dairy Export Council, 21% of all U.S. Fluid milk and cream exported to the world market is processed and sold by Farmers Select.

Our Statistics

Joint Ventures

Processing Plants


(Thousand) Truck Loads of Milk

Family Dairy Farm Members

(Billions) Pounds of Milk