Young farmer throws in the towel as milk prices are unsustainable
We all know the farmers in Australia are doing it tough, and the dairy farmers are no exception. The Treloar family have been left with no other option but to shut down their farm, with the average price per litre of milk sitting around $0.38.
This is a video I hoped I’d never have to film, but it’s time to say good bye.— Casey Treloar (@caseytreloar) February 10, 2019
Early today I filmed this live video on facebook, here’s just a snippet of it... pic.twitter.com/HhrH8TDIkS
Pointing to the $1 milk campaign by the supermarkets as a significant factor in the devaluing of milk, The Treloars along with the Daily Farmers Assosication of South Australia expressed concern about the sustainability of the dairy industry in Australia without significant changes going forward.
Do you buy $1 milk? Would you consider paying more for your milk to enable dairy farmers to continue producing Australian milk for our shelves?