A year of more skinny milk without much cream on top was how most of WA’s dairy farmers found 2018.
The dairy industry must take seriously the lessons learned from the 2016 milk crisis so that it can genuinely rebuild trust between farmers and processors.
Farmers, processors and manufacturers will start work next autumn on a co-ordinated national plan to map out a future direction for the dairy industry.
Dairy farmers can still profit from summer milk margins says Western Dairy’s agribusiness operations manager Kirk Reynolds.
Australian Dairy Farmers president Terry Richardson says 2018 a watershed year for Australian dairy industry with sale of Murray Goulburn meaning farmers need to find their voice through industry organisations.