Much of the milk produced in Hastings County goes to Reid’s Dairy in Belleville to be processed into a variety of milk products. Reid’s Dairy has a long history. In 1951, Arthur Quickert and his family arrived in Canada from war-torn Germany. Skilled in the traditional dairy trade of his native Germany, it was not long before Arthur put these skills to use in his new home, Belleville, Ontario. On November 1, 1951, only one month after his arrival, Arthur Quickert started work at the Black Diamond Cheese Factory for 75 cents an hour. Within three years, Arthur was general manager of the Belleville plant and soon after Arthur had totally redesigned the Black Diamond factory. With his keen business sense and knowledge of the Canadian dairy industry, Arthur quickly established his own dairy business and along the way Reid’s Dairy was aquired in the 1960’s. Reid’s Dairy is still owned and operated entirely by the Quickert Family with Arthur’s grandsons, David and Stephen at the helm.
Expanding into new markets, Reid’s Dairy has a growing chain of 23 retail outlets in South Central and Eastern Ontario that are famous for farm fresh, factory direct dairy products. Our milk, creams, ice creams and other dairy products are produced and packaged usually within hours from arriving at our door direct from the farm. Farm fresh – factory direct allows us to price our quality family made dairy products to save our customer money. Experience the difference in Reid’s Dairy products. You can take a journey through the pages of our website and learn more about Reid’s Dairy and the reasons our customers feel like part of the family. You will find something useful on this site for the whole family… Enjoy!