Dairy Farmers Pty Ltd, originally established in 1900, is a brand owned by Lion Dairy & Drinks, and is distributed mainly New South Wales & Queensland in Australia. The core products sold under that Dairy Farmers brand are fresh milk (in NSW and Queensland only) and UHT "long-life" milk (Australia wide), as well as various other dairy snacks. It supplies products to local and international markets such as Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Kirin Holdings Company Limited of Japan, via its subsidiary National Foods, acquired the company on 27 November 2008. Kirin Holdings renamed "National Foods" as "Lion Dairy & Drinks" in 2009. On 15 January 1900 (1900-01-15), the Dairy Farmers Co-operative Milk Co. Limited was created by 65 stakeholders, most being dairy farmers in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. The aim of the co-operative was to market their milk and butter products effectively to city customers. Dairy Farmers was 100% Australian owned by Australian dairy farmers for 107 years, and ultimately had 11 processing facilities. In 2005, Dairy Farmers had the third-highest dairy sales in Australia, with Norco Co-operative second and National Foods, under its brand "Pura", first.
Highest paying job titles at Dairy Farmers include Maintenance Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Quality Control Manager