Calls renewed to find farmgate solution

PEAK dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has renewed calls for industry unity in finding reasonable solutions to address declining farmgate returns.

The latest Dairy Australia Situation and Outlook report, released this week, attributed a trend of declining farm profitability to soaring production costs combined with relatively steady milk prices.

ADF chief executive David Inall said the immediate challenge was to urge supermarkets to raise the price of their discount milk lines on the back of Woolworths move to raise its $1 per litre milk brand to $1.10, with the full 10 cent increase to go directly to farmers.

“Coles has just

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