Bet­ter milk price adds some relief

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

VIC­TO­RIAN dairy farm­ers have wel­comed a re­vised open­ing milk price of $5.20 per kilo­gram of milk solids from Mur­ray Goul­burn.

Ear­lier this month, MG an­nounced a con­ser­va­tive open­ing of $4.70/kgMS be­fore rais­ing it by 50 cents last week to bet­ter re­flect the cur­rent mar­ket price.

“Mur­ray Goul­burn has made a sen­si­ble de­ci­sion to step up their milk price after lis­ten­ing to its sup­plier base,” United Dairy­farm­ers of Vic­to­ria pres­i­dent Adam Jenk­ins said. “They’ve taken a pos­i­tive step for­ward.” Mr Jenk­ins ac­knowl­edged the early price an­nounce­ment as ev­i­dence MG and other pro­ces­sors had lis­tened to the farm­ing com­mu­nity and broader dairy in­dus­try.

“It’s good to see Mur­ray Goul­burn come out early with a re­vised price be­cause it gives farm­ers time to plan their bud­gets for next year, when in the past these de­ci­sions would hap­pen after the season has started,” he said.

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