Dairy representatives meet in Tamworth with Barnaby Joyce

 Dairy Connect's Shaughn Morgan and Graham Forbes meeting with Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce MP

Dairy Connect's Shaughn Morgan and Graham Forbes meeting with Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce MP

A sustainable price for liquid milk was high on the agenda when the Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce met in Tamworth with dairy farmers from inside and outside the New England Electorate to discuss pathways to sustainability for the industry.

Mr Joyce met with Dairy Connect’s farmer group chair, Graham Forbes, Gloucester, Dairy Connect’s Chief Executive Officer, Shaughn Morgan, and with producers Mark Fraser, Aberdeen, Rob Cooper, Manilla, and Peter Notman, Walcha.

The meeting allowed Mr Joyce to “have a conversation in the strongest terms” in regard to the situation impacting on the industry today.

Mr Joyce said calling for a sustainable price was one of the topics discussed at length at the meeting and “giving strong consideration to short and medium term actions” that could be pursued.

“All of the parties impacted by the challenges facing the industry are calling for a united approach,” he said.

Mr Joyce said all involved were committed to working together.

“We’ll be concentrating on having a strong conversation with the industry to make sure we get this right,” he said.

“Our mission is to create a wonderful, vibrant future for the dairy industry given significant emerging market opportunities.”