CHOOSE CAREFULLY: When buying milk, pick local, branded bottles.
CHOOSE CAREFULLY: When buying milk, pick local, branded bottles. Molly Glassey

Which milk brands help our farmers?

IT’S a simple venture that can quickly turn mind-boggling; ducking in to the supermarket to grab a bottle of milk and being faced with a dozen different labels.

“Buy anything with a brand,” vice-president of the Queensland Dairy Farmers’ Organisation Ross McInnes said.

“Branded products bring more money directly to the farmer.”

In the past month, Australia's two biggest dairy companies, Murray Goulburn and Fonterra, retrospectively slashed farmgate milk prices.

Mr McInnes said it was impossible for farmers to compete with their prices.

“The last time we could sell a litre of milk was in 1992,” he said.



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