David Wiens elected as president of Dairy Farmers of Canada

Wiens succeeds Pierre Lampron
calendar icon 14 July 2023
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Dairy farmers have elected David Wiens to succeed Pierre Lampron as president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) at the organisation's annual general meeting earlier today in Winnipeg. 

Formerly the Vice-President of the board, Wiens farms in Grunthal, Manitoba, where he milks 230 cows and tends 1,600 acres of cropland with his brother, Charles.

"I would like to thank dairy farmers for electing me to lead our national organization," said David Wiens, president, Dairy Farmers of Canada. "Our industry is at a crossroads, we face numerous challenges, but there are also opportunities which we must seize."

Chair of Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, David Wiens has been a director with the DFC board since 2009; in 2011, he was elected to the position of Vice-President. During his time on the board, Wiens has been the Chair of the Promotion Committee and is currently serving as the Chair of the proAction committee and of the Canadian Dairy Research Council. He also chairs the committee that is reviewing and updating the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle.

"Dairy farmers are the first link with milk production in bringing highly nutritious dairy products to consumers. Yet, we rely on our dairy processors as key partners in the supply chain. It is in the overall sector's interest to adopt collaborative approaches to meet the expectations of Canadians," added Wiens.

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