Producing and distributing food – collection

Dairy Producer Organisations: guidance

Find out what a Dairy Producer Organisation (DPO) is, and what you need to do to gain recognition from the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).


  1. Documents

A group of dairy farmers in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland can apply to RPA to become a DPO.

A DPO is an organisation with one or more aims, formed on the initiative of a group of farmers. A DPO’s aims can include negotiating contracts for the delivery of raw milk on behalf of its members.


  1. Dairy Producer Organisations: overview

    • Detailed guide
  2. Dairy Producer Organisations: apply for recognition

    • Detailed guide
  3. Dairy Producer Organisations: record keeping and reporting

    • Detailed guide