FNQ farm­ers earn re­prieve

Dairy News Australia - - NEWS -

PAR­MALAT WILL pur­chase milk from rival pro­ces­sor Lion to sup­ply Far North Queens­land hos­pi­tals, in­stead of trans­port­ing it from its south­ern Queens­land plants. The Cairns and Hin­ter­land Hospi­tal and Health Ser­vice awarded its milk ten­der to ser­vice all of its health fa­cil­i­ties to Par­malat and not the Lion-owned Dairy Farm­ers. It would have proved detri­men­tal to the re­gion’s dairy farm­ers, who sup­ply Lion. The con­tract was for an es­ti­mated 8 mil­lion litres of milk a year. Par­malat will now buy the milk from Lion af­ter ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a back­lash. Forty lo­cal farm­ers sup­ply the Ma­landa fac­tory.

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