Milk war ramps up with no processor

MILK WAR: South Australian dairy farming sector leader John Hunt. Picture: SANDRA MORELLO

A SOUTH East industry leader has warned many regional dairy producers will remain on a financial knife-edge despite a lift in opening farmgate prices next season.

The majority of regional processors have announced an upward swing in prices, which is expected to help some farmers claw back some debt from this financial year.

The arrival of the $80m Union Dairy Company plant south of Penola is also helping to strengthen the sector as it chases milk supply from


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