What makes our business special? Our farmers! Hard working local dairy farmers, milking the cows every day, rain or shine. Sadly, almost every week across Australia one of our 7,500 remaining Dairy Farms is turning their back on the industry, closing their farm gates and selling off their herds. There’s no denying the dairy industry is in desperate need of economic turnaround. When you purchase Maleny Dairies milk and dairy products, you’re helping to keep our farmers on the land. By choosing us, you’re supporting our farmers and keeping your Aussie dollar right here in Queensland. So, let’s meet some of our farmers.
“The support from the customers that have got behind the Maleny brand, it’s been terrific. There’s no way we could’ve done what we’ve done without their support and that’s the thing that’s bought it all together for us.”Read Their Story
“Resurgence of local milk is making a difference to us and I assume is making a difference to others around us. It’s been a fantastic year and we have been able to employ another person to help on the farm.”Read Their Story
Neil and Jade both watched friends and family forced out of business by large processing companies. Their outlook is now more positive and they’re glad to be with Maleny Dairies, knowing they look after their farmers.Read Their Story
At a recent industry forum, Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation (QDO) President Brian Tessmann shared results from a QDO survey of dairy farmers across Queensland, this was conducted in May 2012. The survey showed that farm confidence had dropped dramatically due to the milk war, which had led to cuts in farm gate prices. Ross Hopper, owner of Maleny Dairies, understands that for the dairy farmers to continue farming, they need to be paid a sustainable price for their milk. That’s what we do at Maleny Dairies. We’re able to pay our farmers a fair price for their product, enabling them to invest in their herds, families and in the long term, our community’s sustainability. By choosing to purchase the Maleny Dairies products, whether its our amazing range of delicious milks, yoghurts, cream, custard or all of them, you’re not only supporting us, you’re supporting our farmers. If you stand for Australian produce and want to support local, then we thank you for choosing Maleny Dairies products. The future of Australian dairy farming is in your hands.
Our milk, in our opinion, simply tastes so much better than many other milks available on the market. It’s fresh milk that hasn’t travelled many miles to reach you, the consumer. It’s good old-fashioned milk tasting just like the milk you remember when you were a kid. So many of our customers tell us how much they love our milk and since running our Facebook page, we have seen firsthand the comments we receive concerning our farmers. People really care, they want to play their part in keeping local dairy farmers on the land. We can all make a difference!
As Arnold one of our farmers says, “as long as I can put food on the table and a roof over my head, I’m happy”. Aren’t we all. We thank you for your support of our farmers.
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