As Consumers, How Do We Support Dairy Farmers?
I'm saddened to read about so many dairy farmers going out of business. It's obviously desirable to have Australian milk to buy in the future! Farmers cite the price of feed and the drought as reasons, but also pricing activities by supermarkets. Apparently it's not the supermarkets that are entirely to blame. It's also the processors who buy milk from farmers and then on-sell to supermarkets. Is the answer simply to buy non-supermarket branded milk? Is there anyone out there with answers on how to best support Australian dairy farmers to ensure a sustainable local business model?