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Queensland Dairy Farmers Protest Coles Milk Price

13 March 2019

AUSTRALIA - Queensland dairy farmers rallied at a Coles in Brisbane to protest the supermarket giant's refusal to increase the price of milk.

Farmers say Queensland's fresh milk supply will shrink in the next decade if retailers don't charge more per litre.

A handful of farmers from across the state's southeast rallied outside the Coorparoo Coles in Brisbane's south on Wednesday, demanding the retail giant support them by lifting its price.

Woolworths has bumped the cost of its own-brand milk by 10 cents a litre, but Coles has refused to follow suit because it might burden customers.

But Harrisvale farmer Ross McInnes says doing so would only cost consumers an extra $8 a year.

Mr McInnes runs 400 to 500 cows on a family farm that's been operating for 104 years, and says the costs are enormous.

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Source: SBS News

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