United in Excellence
Arizona’s original dairy co-op built by Arizona dairy families.
Moooving Forward since 1960
Providing the world with the highest quality dairy ingredients possible.
Our milk comes from the best Arizona cows on the best Arizona farms, and is refined using state-of-the-art processing facilities operated under industry-leading certification standards.
Together with our cows, our farmers, our team, and our community, we are united in excellence.
Milking cows is tough work. That’s why Arizona dairy farmers created UDA.
The dairy industry’s success isn’t built on one dairy or one brand, it’s built on the community as a whole.
That’s why UDA’s community is so important. When you join the co-op, you’re not just joining a business, you’re joining a family. And when you’re part of a family, you recognize that you’re better together rather than apart.
The relationships forged within UDA are what make it special and what keep it moving forward into the future.
Commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and continuous improvement.
UDA is excited to continue driving progress in this critical area in the coming years. But our definition of sustainability doesn’t only focus on our environmental impacts.
We also focus on other key priority areas that help us thrive: workforce development, community contributions, food safety and quality, and responsible animal care.
“UDA’s biggest challenge is in the months ahead. It is the challenge of preventing the ‘seek a status quo’ disease from setting into our organization.”
UDA’s Inaugural General Manager
Customers want to know that animals are cared for.
Dairy farmers care about their animals. Most dairy farmers grew up on a dairy, and absorb a sense of love and responsibility for their animals from a very young age.
UDA farmers are also very clear that customers want to purchase food from sources they know will take care of animals, and they operate in a way that is consistent with their values and expectations.
Dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality milk and dairy products.
To ensure our products meet the highest standards, we participate in the Safe Quality Food Institute’s (SQF) certification program.
The mission of the SQF program is: To deliver consistent, globally recognized food safety and quality certification programs based on sound scientific principles, consistently applied across all industry sectors and valued by all stakeholders.
We give great service because we employ great people!
We look for people who will be a great fit for our organization, and then establish them within roles that enable them to thrive. We look for people who love big challenges and welcome changes. We look for people who are looking to build a long-term career.
“I like our people the most, learning their different personalities and getting to know them, which in turn helps me learn and grow as well.”
Stay informed and up to date on the Arizona dairy industry
UDA Magazine Spring 2023
The spring issue of UDA Magazine is out and features important industry news as well as fun co-op updates!Thanks to our UDA Magazine spring...
UDA Magazine- Winter 2022/23
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