‘Dairy Farmers’ milk charging consumers extra to support farmers

From today, Gold Coasters who purchase ‘Dairy Farmers’ or ‘Pura’ brand white milk will be helping to support drought-affected farmers in Australia.

Lion Dairy & Drinks are temporarily adding 10 cents per litre to the wholesale price of one, two and three litre bottles sold through participating retailers.

Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative (DFMC) is a farmer-owned co-operative of 186 dairy farmers in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia, with all milk supplied by DFMC sold to Lion Dairy and Drinks.


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Chair of the DFMC, Andrew Burnett, is delighted with the move by Lion Dairy & Drinks, which he said is an important step towards supporting the sustainability of Australia’s dairy farmers through a difficult period.

“Any increase in the wholesale price of milk that supports our farmers – especially those who are facing drought – is welcomed.

“The money raised from this temporary wholesale milk price increase will make a difference and really help with the higher costs of feed and water.

“I want to thank in advance all consumers who take this easy and effective step towards helping our dairy farmers by simply choosing Dairy Farmers or Pura white milk from participating retailers,” said Mr Burnett.

Monique started with 1029 Hot Tomato as part of the 1029er street team back in 2016. While she still performs a live cross or two, she spends most of her time assisting the Promotions Department with the roll-out of on air activity. She graduated in 2017 from Gold Coast’s Griffith University with a Bachelor of Journalism, specialising in International Relations and Islamic Studies. Though Monique has a large interest in worldly issues, she loves being part the awesome local community here on the Gold Coast. Monique especially enjoys being a part of the team at 1029 Hot Tomato and myGC in all aspects and she looks forward to bringing you the latest news and current events as often as possible.

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