We spoke on Friday about how milk was being used to shake things up so at the other end the power structure would be changed. What do you think? Let me hear you in the comments section.
“Right now, many Australian dairy farmers are at the crossroads, contemplating whether it’s worthwhile staying in business or not. This is not a decision many of them wish to take, but the discounting of milk to a dollar a litre, started by Coles in January last year, is decimating the industry and unless the supermarket price wars cease the Australian dairy industry will be nothing more than a pile of ashes. Since discounting began in January 2011, over 50 dairies in QLD alone have shut down and left the industry. Farmers and their families are being pushed to the brink, emotionally and physically as they strive to run their businesses. The closing of our dairy farms won’t just affect our dairy farmers; it will affect a large number of regional and urban towns with job losses in all the businesses our dairy farmers support.”