THE QUEENSLAND Dairyfarmers’ Organisation (QDO) was encouraging everyone to raise a glass of milk last Thursday to celebrate our milk and our farmers on World Milk Day — June 1, 2017.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has declared June 1 as World Milk Day since 2001, and the QDO used the occasion to celebrate the Queensland farmers who work hard to produce delicious, nutritious milk.
QDO President Brian Tessmann thanked Queensland consumers for supporting our farmers by buying locally sourced branded milk all year round.
“Our dairy farmers work hard seven days a week, 365 days a year to create fresh, great tasting and wholesome fresh milk that Queenslanders consumed every day.”
“Dairy farmers in Queensland have been to date been heartened by how the public has rallied around local milk producers by doing what they can do best, choosing with their wallets.”
“It is important that the community are aware that their choices at the checkout are making a difference to supporting the brands that support us.”
“We encourage everyone to keep buying branded to support farmers from every producer as this the best way to ensure our farmers get a fair price for their product.”
“Buying fresh branded milk gives a fair price back to Queensland dairy farmers. The extra dollars you spend on branded milk is invested into the quality improvements of milk products.”
“On behalf of all Queensland dairy farmers, QDO says ‘thank you’ for buying branded milk and supporting our industry.”
“QDO will continue its campaign to break the $1/litre milk price glass ceiling by working with the government and the major retailers to get a fairer deal for our farmers.”