Farmers in crisis
This week our downtrodden yet defiant dairy industry suffered another merciless kick when two major milk processors announced a cut in milk prices. Along with deregulation and price dictation by Coles & Woolworths, dairy farmers as dedicated and resilient contributors to our nation’s economy continue to soldier on. What they don’t need is a rant by PETA’s Desmond Bellamy comparing the dairy industry to the tobacco industry and it should by shut down. The comparison is ludicrous but unfortunately part of our landscape whereby minorities seeking their utopia want to crush and destroy livelihoods of others. The dairy industry is a significant part of our rural enterprise for local and export and needs support at grassroots/ consumer level because state and federal mentoring/ (interference)? is not good for the producer or the country. Why did the Federal Government allow the sale of our biggest dairy in Tasmania to the Chinese when an Australian consortium could match the bid?
Peter Scanlan Burnett Heads
AUSSIE MILK: Australian dairy farmers are going national with their plight.