Dairy Farmers of America has acquired Oakhurst Dairy, a family-owned dairy processor in Portland, Maine. DFA, the Missouri-based national dairy farmer-owned cooperative, acquired another New England processor, Guida's Dairy of Connecticut, in 2011. Terms of the deal were not announced.
Oakhurst will become a wholly owned DFA subsidiary and will continue to operate independently, according to a statement from Oakhurst. The Bennett family has owned Oakhurst since 1921. The existing management team will continue to manage the company’s day-to-day operations. John Bennett and Tom Brigham will continue in their role as co-presidents. All 200 Oakhurst employees will retain their positions