No longer milking it at the Bully
HERE at Bully Central, we’ve made a momentous decision.
No longer will we buy the cheapest $2 milk on sale at the supermarket for our morning cuppa.
Last week we made the decision to buy locally sourced milk to assist struggling Queensland dairy farmers.
A token gesture some may say but hopefully it will lead other local businesses to follow suit.
We’ve committed to purchasing Australian brands – such as Pauls – to ensure our farmers are paid fairly for their work.
So how can you help?
Pay a few extra cents for your milk each week.
Steer clear of home brand and supermarket unbranded products and buy Australian-produced brand-named milk.
Supermarkets get their private label milk from the same big processors that sell some of Australia’s best-known milk brands.
However, those processors pay dairy farmers the same price for their product regardless of where the milk goes – private label milk or branded milk.
If you do buy your milk in a supermarket, it can benefit farmers if it is “branded” milk – e.g. Devondale is a Murray Goulburn brand while Pauls is Australian-produced milk from Queensland owned by the Italian Parmalat company.
Dairy Farmers, Pura and The Complete Dairy are also Australian milk brands owned by the global food giant Lion. Anchor is a Fonterra brand. In Australian supermarkets, all those brands are Australian milk.
It’s a complex picture, but you DO have a choice.