Positive dairy decision by Coles & ALDI, says Dairy Connect

Advocacy group Dairy Connect today welcomed the announcement of Coles Supermarkets and ALDI Australia to increase their private label range of 2 litre & 3 litre milks by 10 cents per litre. We also welcome their commitment to ensure that the full increase is passed in full to their dairy farmers.

This follows on the initial bold decision by Woolworths and their Chief Executive Officer, Brad Banducci, to increase their 2 & 3 litre home brand range of milks by 10 cents per litre in February.

“This provides an important step to support dairy farmers who are trying to ensure their dairy farming enterprise survive as they provide fresh nutritious milk to supermarkets, via their processors, every day”, said Dairy Connect Farmers Group President Graham Forbes.

Dairy Connect CEO, Shaughn Morgan said, “We need to ensure a strong Australian dairy industry with a fair farmgate price, above the cost of production, to ensure a long- term sustainable Australian dairy industry.”

Dairy Connect supports further structural reform and we look forward to discussing how this might be achieved with the Federal Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud and Shadow Minister Joel Fitzgibbon in the leadup to the Federal election.

“All options must be on the table for discussion, from the appointment of a Federal Dairy Commissioner overseeing dairy wide industry issues, a strong Dairy Mandatory Code through to investigating a dairy floor price providing a ‘minimum wage’ for dairy farmers”, Shaughn concluded.