Dairy farmers go to war on Murray Goulburn, Fonterra cuts

 In Australia, NewZealand
A group of dairy farmers is preparing for "war" after Murray Goulburn and Fonterra slashed the prices paid for raw milk. The group, which calls itself Farmer Power, is calling on federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to "urgently intervene to establish a totally independent review" of Australia’s dairy industry.
Group president Chris Gleeson said the cuts to the farm-gate price threatened to push farmers off the land, cull herds for meat, or switch completely to beef farming. "Saleyard figures indicate a real risk that herd numbers are already being reduced, and that without immediate action the industry will continue its downward spiral," Mr Gleeson said. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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