Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has acquired Dairy Maid Dairy, Frederick, Md., which is a family-owned processor of milk, juice, and fruit drinks. Dairy Maid has been owned and operated by the Vona family since 1946 and is currently led by brothers, Jimmy and Jody. The Vonas will continue to manage the day-to-day operations.
“The acquisition of Dairy Maid Dairy aligns with DFA’s strategy to increase its commercial footprint and expand ownership in the fluid and fresh dairy category,” said Rick Smith, DFA President and CEO. “The Vonas have built a solid business and earned a reputation for quality products and superior service and is business our dairy farmer member owners can be proud of.”
Dairy Maid’s customers include major grocery chains, schools, and governmental entities, such as prisons and military installations. Milk to the facility is supplied by a variety of sources including DFA, Maryland-Virginia, Lanco, Land O’Lakes, Cumberland Valley, and Dairy Marketing Services.
It is anticipated that Dairy Maid’s 110 employees will retain their positions and milk procurement will not be disrupted.