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.




About Select Milk Producers

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 guesswork out. You can rest assured that the more than 9 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 standards, including its cooperative of 99 family dairy farm members.

"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’s right, in performing at our best, in setting a higher standard."

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Family Of Companies

Our subsidiaries help us set a higher standard in the dairy industry, click here to learn about our family of companies.

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Products & Services

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.


Care & Comfort

All of Select’s Family Dairy Farm Members participate 100% in the National Milk Producers Federation -  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.

For more information on what the F.A.R.M Program is Click Here



With the future in mind

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.

U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment

Select Milk Producers, Inc. has proudly adopted the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, affirming to our customers, our consumers and the global marketplace Select's pledge to responsible dairy production as we nourish the communities we serve. We join other dairy cooperatives and companies around the country in working hard to assure best practices in important areas like animal care, the environment and food safety. We strive to continually improve as we listen to and engage with our diverse stakeholders about what is most important to them. And we pledge to contribute to U.S. dairy’s ability to track and report progress to document our community’s leadership – from farm to table – in the global marketplace. For more information about the U.S. Dairy Stewardship Commitment, go to:

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Our Family of Companies

Bringing consumers high quality, sustainable dairy products that keep animal welfare and comfort a priority is what we're committed to achieving. We don't do this alone, below are our subsidiaries that help us set a higher standard in the dairy industry. 


Continental Dairy Facilities is a world-renowned SQF Level 3 dairy ingredient manufacturer located in Coopersville, MI that offers specialized formulations to fit their customer's needs for products ...

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Our common purpose is continuous progress.

Select Custom Solutions offers expertise, products, services, and experiences to match the uniqueness of our customers, employees, and business partners.


Continental Dairy Facilities Southwest is is a state of the art powder milk and butter facility that will produce over 300,000 pounds of dry nonfat milk per day. We broke ground on this facility in the summer of 2016 and began operations in March 2019.


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...


Located at the heart of Wisconsin dairy farmland in the small town of New Lisbon, Mill Haven Foods, LLC is a promising addition to Wisconsin’s agricultural reputation as the “Dairy State”. We specialize in the basic research and manufacture of dry dairy food ingredients by offering custom blending and packaging solutions to the food and beverage industry worldwide.


MWC is a large-scale cheese and whey protein manufacturing facility in St. Johns, Michigan.

MWC processes over 2.9 billion pounds of milk, and will produce in excess of 300 million pounds of superior block cheese and 20 million pounds of value-added whey proteins powders each year. Employing nearly 260 employees, MWC will make world-class products of the highest quality to be sold throughout the world.


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...


Helping Farmers Achieve Sustainable Profitability

Our Mission:

To accelerate the profitability and sustainability of American agriculture.

Our Vision:

GreenLink is the premier professional services partner to agricultural producers and farmers, working with them to increase the sustainability and profitability of their operations.

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


why choose majestic butter?

By combining traditional methods with modern machinery, Majestic Butter produces superior butter, great for cooking, baking, or simply spreading. Our network of U.S. dairy farmers put quality and sustainability first—for the good of the land and the taste of the product.