We take great pride in our democratic structure which represents farmer owners across Europe. Farmers are elected as district representatives at a local level as well as being elected onto Arla's Board of Representatives. Farmer members of these boards define the pricing model which is used to determine the farmgate milk price on a monthly basis.
As well as being paid monthly for the milk they provide, once a year, Arla distributes its profits between all of its farmer owners in its supplementary payment, known as the 13th payment. The 13th payment is equally distributed to all farmer owners; proportionate to the amount and quality of milk they supply rather than based on their equity investment in Arla.
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