The cooperative Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. is owned by the member dairy farmers. These farmers choose representatives of the 21 districts (10 per district). These representatives form the District Council which is the link between the cooperative Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A. and the company FrieslandCampina N.V.

The 18,906 member dairy farmers (13,300 member dairy farms) jointly form the Cooperative. The Cooperative’s geographical area of operations is divided into 21 districts. Each district has 10 chosen representatives. Together the 210 members of the District Boards form the Cooperative’s Member Council.