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  • Farmers Union Iced coffee supplies dry out.

    The horror.

    "Over the past couple of days, customers have been noticing empty shelves where the two-litre bottles of the beloved milk drink should be."

    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/farmers-union-iced-coffee-supplies-dry-out/news-story/0f07f10d84908821238f1a26cb061955



  • #2
    Might be a good time for dairy farmers to demand a realistic price for their product rather than what the mega supermarket chains dictate to them. Even with the token 10c litre increase not long ago, the price paid to farmers is largely unsustainable for all but the larger operations. Even at twice the price milk would be cheap when you take take into account drought, feed supply rip-offs during drought, fuel, electricity for the milking shed etc. Look at what people pay for bottled water. Just doesn't add up.

    I vote the farmers stick it to Coles and Woolies and make them finally listen to their reality!

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    • #3
      Problem is the supermarkets have the upper hand, cows need to be milked twice a day and the milk cant be stored for prolonged periods, the chains know this and prey on the fact, its a difficult situation, I don't envy dairy farmers, certainly not a life style most of us would choose.

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      • #4
        ... and many thinks to "Colworths" for screwing the entire Oz dairy industry to get to this point and only now starting to pay a teensy bit more to them. Free market economics at it best.

        I grew up in Dairy country which has now been replaced by human filing cabinets (flats, units whatever name you prefer) as the farmers could not make a decent living. It also means that some of our best farming land is being replaced by higher population and farming is being pushed to more marginal places. The end result is obvious, even without climate change.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TampIt View Post
          ... and many thinks to "Colworths" for screwing the entire Oz dairy industry to get to this point and only now starting to pay a teensy bit more to them. Free market economics at it best.

          I grew up in Dairy country which has now been replaced by human filing cabinets (flats, units whatever name you prefer) as the farmers could not make a decent living. It also means that some of our best farming land is being replaced by higher population and farming is being pushed to more marginal places. The end result is obvious, even without climate change.
          I think you're being generous to them. They've screwed just about everything there is to screw in Australia.

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          • #6
            I'm not paranoid about the big two, Australia has voted with its feet and patronised the monopolies, causing the demise of smaller players.

            We got what we clearly showed we wanted.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Yelta View Post
              I'm not paranoid about the big two, Australia has voted with its feet and patronised the monopolies, causing the demise of smaller players.

              We got what we clearly showed we wanted.
              ... a pretty serious case of buyers remorse methinks

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