Posts tagged Murray Goulburn
A MOVE to diversify their business has helped dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson, remain in the industry during its downturn.

After major milk processors Murray Goulburn and Fonterra lowered prices below the cost of production in May last year, the Robertsons, who supply to Fonterra, said they “didn’t see a milk cheque” as their business equity dropped by $200,000.

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According to Victorian dairy consultants, about 70 per cent of Victoria dairy farmers will either make a loss or barely break even this year.

Two large processors cutting the farmgate milk price last season have eroded the trust between farmers and milk factories. Nothing has changed on this front since and the “dairy crisis” is almost at its 12-month anniversary.

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