Exploring the global Organic Milk Market A Comprehensive Guide to Leading Producers and Their Practices

Published Date : 2024-Jul-08

In recent years, the demand for organic products has seen a significant rise, with Organic Milk being a key player in this market. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the quality and safety of the food they consume, leading to a surge in the popularity of organic milk. This blog delves into the Organic Milk Market, highlighting some of the leading companies that produce organic milk, and providing detailed information about their practices, products, and market presence (Intellectual Market Insights Research).

According to a comprehensive study by Intellectual Market Insights Research, the Organic Milk Market size was estimated to be worth approximately US$7974.2 Million in 2023. During the forecast period (2024-2032), the market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.2 %, reaching a value of US$30382.74 Million by 2032.

Organic Milk Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Source (Buffalo, Cow, Others), By Type (Skimmed Milk, Partly Skimmed Milk, Whole Milk), By Pasteurisation (Vat Pasteurisation, Ultra- Pasteurisation, High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Method), By Flavour (Flavoured and, Non-Flavoured), By Packaging (Bottles, Cans, Tetra Packs, Pouches, Bulk Packs), By Distribution Channel (Modern Trade, Retailer, Speciality Store, HORECA, Convenience Stor, Others) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market size and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for the above segments.

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Understanding Organic Milk

Organic milk is produced from cows that are raised according to organic farming practices. These practices prohibit the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Additionally, organic dairy cows are typically given access to pasture and are not treated with antibiotics or growth hormones. This results in milk that many consumers believe is healthier, more nutritious, and environmentally friendly.

Leading Organic Milk Producers

Amul, Horizon Organic, Organic Valley, Lactalis, Fonterra, Arla Foods and Nestle are the major companies operating in the Organic Milk Market.

Horizon Organic

Horizon Organic is an American company that produces organic milk and other organic food products. Company is one of the most well-known names in the organic milk market. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Horizon has grown to become the largest supplier of organic milk in North America.


Organic Valley

Organic Valley (OV) is an organic food brand and independent cooperative of organic farmers based in La Farge, Wisconsin, United States. Founded in 1925 and it is the largest farmer owned organic collective in North America Organic Valley markets milk and various dairy products as well as organic beef, pork, chicken, and turkey products under the Organic Valley or Organic Prairies brand



Amul is an acronym (Anand Milk Union Limited) of the Indian Multinational cooperative society named Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation based in Anand, Gujarat, INDIA and was founded in 1946. It is under the ownership of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Limited, Department of Cooperation, Government of Gujarat. It is controlled by 3.6 million milk producers



Lactalis is a French multinational dairy products corporation, owned by the Besnier family and based in Laval, Mayenne France, France and was founded in 1933. The company's former name was Besnier The Company is the largest dairy products group in the world, and is the second largest food products group in France, behind Danone. It owns brands such as Parmalat, Président, Siggi's Dairy, Skånemejerier, Rachel's Organic, and Stonyfield Farm.



Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited is a New Zealand multinational publicly traded dairy co-operative owned by New Zealand farmers. The company is responsible for approximately 30% of the world's dairy exports and with revenue exceeding NZ $22 billion, making it New Zealand's largest company. It is the sixth-largest dairy company in the world as of 2022, as well as the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

The company was founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in                Auckland, New Zealand.


Arla Foods

Arla Foods Group is a Danish-Swedish multinational co-operative based in Viby, Denmark and was founded in 2000. It is the fifth biggest dairy company in the world and the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia and United Kingdom. Arla Foods was formed as the result of a merger between the Swedish dairy co-operative Arla and the Danish dairy company.



Nestle is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland and was founded in 1866. It has been the largest publicly held food company in the world, measured by revenue and other metrics.

Nestlé's products include organic milk, coffee and tea, candy and confectionery, bottled water, infant formula and baby food, dairy products and ice cream, frozen foods, breakfast cereals, dry packaged foods and snacks, pet foods, and medical food.


Leading Organic Milk Segmentations

By Source (Buffalo, Cow, Others)

By Type (Skimmed Milk, Partly Skimmed Milk, Whole Milk)

By Pasteurisation (Vat Pasteurisation, Ultra- Pasteurisation, High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Method)

By Flavour (Flavoured and, Non-Flavoured)

By Packaging (Bottles, Cans, Tetra Packs, Pouches, Bulk Packs)

By Distribution Channel (Modern Trade, Retailer, Speciality Store, HORECA, Convenience Store, Others)

By Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America)


Regional Insights

North America (US, Canada)

Europe (Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Netherland, Turkey, Rest of Europe)

Asia-Pacific (India, Australia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Rest Of APAC)

Latin America (Mexico, Argentina Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Rest of South America)



The organic milk market is poised for continued growth as consumers increasingly prioritize health, quality, and sustainability in their food choices. Companies like Horizon Organic, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Organic are at the forefront of this movement, setting high standards for organic dairy farming and product excellence. With their commitment to stringent organic practices and environmental stewardship, these producers are well-positioned to meet the rising demand for organic milk. 

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