WA Dairy Farmers Not Getting Fair Share in 'Tough' Milk Industry

AUSTRALIA - WA’s dairy farmers have issued a dire warning saying they’ll be forced to leave the industry if they don’t get paid more for their milk.
calendar icon 28 January 2020
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Dairy farmers across WA's south west have reached a critical crossroad, with two very tough choices - sell up or battle on and risk losing it all.

Struggling farmers say the industry is as tough as it's ever been and many are being forced to sell their milk at a loss.

The WA Farmers Federation has written to the state's three milk processors pleading their case, saying producers need at least 5 cents a litre more to remain viable.

“The State requires a certain amount of fresh milk every day, which we do a very good job of producing that,” WA Farmers Dairy Section President Michael Partridge told 7News.

“We need to be rewarded for doing that part.”

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Source: The West Australian

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