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    $2 Milk

    A few months ago one of the major retailers put their $2 Milk up 10c which was to go to the Dairy Farmers , i noticed yesterday that the 10c has now grown to 39c Making the $2 milk $2.39 Milk . A recent news artical about southern Q/land Dairy Farmers shutting up shop in which one of the Farmers said this extra levy on the milk was not bieng passed on as intended , anyone know if this is fact or not ? .

    As I have gladly paid the increase in the $2 Milk which was to assist the farmers I would be somewhat annoyed if the statement that it was not passed on was in fact correct .

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    Landline on Sunday done a report on this
    Not all the milk that dairies produce goes to supermarket milk
    A lot goes to cheese and yogurt
    The average a farmer was getting for the extra 10 cents per litre for supermarket milk worked out to be 2 cents per litre overall

    China is 10 million tonnes short on pork because of swine flu
    Price of all meat is going to go up to meet chinas shortage
    Maybe the dairies can start selling there animals for meat and stay in business

    Less milk
    Demand stays high
    Prices rise

    One way for farmers to get there fair price for milk

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    I dropped into dairy friends of mine on the weekend.

    Although they are with Norco and have recently been advised Norco are giving them an increase at the gate. Sadly itís not covering the extra cost of the drought but it was welcomed given they didnít ask as they are contracted.

    If their Norco branded milk goes to Coles it works out better for them than is it goes to Woolworths......

    They also said theyíd be surprised if the 10c increase on the coles and Woolworths mild was being passed on in full to the farmer.

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    I buy the $3.40 milk.


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    As we only shop once or twce monthly we get the $1 a litre longlife milk by the carton.
    However ALL of my meat is bought locally and often directly from the farmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    I buy the $3.40 milk.
    Good on you

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    I only buy premium brand milk, usually Pauls full cream. Just prior to TC Yasi, I purchased the last four litres of milk available in Coles Innisfail; 1 x Dairy Farmers FC, 1 x Coles brand FC. They were placed beside each other in the well cranked up fridge at home. The coles one froze!
    I've also noticed, of late, that Woolworths no longer stock the variety of options that they once did, eg yogurt is now only offered in their own brand and Yoplait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatso View Post
    Good on you
    Grew up in dairying country and used to relief milk, I know how much hard graft is involved so always have bought premium brands. While I understand every dollar counts to a lot of families it does frustrate me that the majority just donít have a clue about how hard the $2 milk the stupermarkets sell make it for our farmers. 🙁


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    I buy the $3.40 milk.
    Why - the farmer does get any more than the cheap milk and all the extra money just lines the pockets of the middlemen and the retailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    Why - the farmer does get any more than the cheap milk and all the extra money just lines the pockets of the middlemen and the retailer.
    No, the farmers DO get more - not all is passed on, no - but the quality is better, the retailer and the middle man do get more, but so does the Farmer - I know this as I know the industry right from the moo, through production - Iíve worked in more than one place that processes drinking milk. Pay more, the Farmers do get more.

    $2 milk is driving many to the wall and those that insist on buying it are the main problem. If everyone bought the premium brands the Farmers would be in a much better position. Donít believe what the supermarkets or the internet tell you, go speak to a Dairy Farmer, get dirty and milk some cows, then get back to me.


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