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TOP 10 largest raw milk producers worldwide

16 April 2020

The recent ranking of International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) lists the world's largest raw milk producers based on their output volumes. Top 10 milk producers from China, USA, Saudi Arabia, and Russia account for 1.1% of the world's raw milk production. The list is headed by Almarai, the Saudi Arabian company which produced 1.47 million tonnes of raw milk in 2019. The second largest milk producer is Chinese Modern Dairy, with a result of 1.28 million tonnes in 2019. The Russia-based EkoNiva (ranked sixth) is the fastest-growing company on the list and Europe's largest raw milk producer.

#NameHead officeOwner/FounderAlternative activitiesProduction of raw milk, mln. tonnes/yearNumber of dairy cows
1AlmaraiRiyadh, Saudi ArabiaPrince Sultan bin Mohammed Al KabeerFood production (poultry, dairy, bakery, infant nutrition)1.47105,000
2Modern DairyAnhui Province, ChinaDeng JiuqiangForage grass planting, milk processing1.28134,315
3Rockview California, USADeGroot familyProduction of pasteurized milk, cottage cheese, butter, plant-based milk, and juice1.18100,000
4RiverviewMinnesota, USAFehr familyBeef, crop production; milk processing1.0095,000
5Faria BrothersTexas, USAFaria family 1.0095,000
6EkoNivaVoronezh region, RussiaStefan DürrCrop, meat and seed production0.8093,000
7Huishan DairyChinaYang KaiFeedstuff production, production of liquid milk and milk powder0.77100,000
8ShengmuDeng Kou County, ChinaTongshan YaoProduction of organic ultra-heat treated liquid milk and organic yogurt0.6672,773
9SaikexingInner Mongolia,  ChinaYang Wenjun (Board Chairman)Forage grass planting0.6269,000
10Yili YouranChinaPan Gang (Board Chairman)Production of liquid milk, milk powder, yogurt, ice cream, and cheese0.5355,000