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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    It certainly isn't that cheap in our area. The next step from Woolies/Coles milk is Fonterra at $4 for a 2L. That's double. Despite consuming around 14L a week, we could afford the change. For someone $14 or $28 a fortnight is just too much for a family already deeply struggling.

    I actually support the move away from generic milk and supporting farmers 100%. I just want to point out that while you or I could absorb that, some families can't.
    I'm aware that some families can't afford the increase, i never actually said everyone should do this, or should be able to afford it anywhere in what i wrote?!?!

    I was merely pointing out that the brand name milk is not as expensive as we assume sometimes. I thought it would cost more myself but it was only $1.39 extra for 2 litres, so i have been pleasantly surprised.
    I was just clearing up the incorrect prices given by the OP, as some people considering changing to a brand name may be put off by the suggestive high prices when it isn't as much as which was written, (which i had already stated.)

    Farmers Own is a brand i have recently purchased for $1.39 more for the 2 litre. Prices and brands can also be checked out online on the supermarkets shopping sites if people want to see what is available in their area for what cost. I was surprised by the wider choice in brands these days.

    I repeat, i never stated everyone should swap or can afford to.

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    Fair enough I just thought given you were saying it was only $1.39 more a L that it should be affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2b87 View Post
    Check IGA as opposed to the big 2
    Local IGA doesn't stock it. We only have Woolworths within 30km and they are listed on the Gippy Milk website as the stockists. It's just every time I've been in they are sold out of everything but home brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monroe78 View Post
    I'm aware that some families can't afford the increase, i never actually said everyone should do this, or should be able to afford it anywhere in what i wrote?!?!

    I was merely pointing out that the brand name milk is not as expensive as we assume sometimes. I thought it would cost more myself but it was only $1.39 extra for 2 litres, so i have been pleasantly surprised.
    I was just clearing up the incorrect prices given by the OP, as some people considering changing to a brand name may be put off by the suggestive high prices when it isn't as much as which was written, (which i had already stated.)

    Farmers Own is a brand i have recently purchased for $1.39 more for the 2 litre. Prices and brands can also be checked out online on the supermarkets shopping sites if people want to see what is available in their area for what cost. I was surprised by the wider choice in brands these days.

    I repeat, i never stated everyone should swap or can afford to.
    You do realise that Farmer's Own is Woolies' other generic brand?

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    So I was reading this article today. About half way down they seem to explain the bigger reasons behind farm gate prices being dropped.

    http://www.news.com.au/finance/busin...877c16cf4ecab3

    Based on this thread, it seems that many people can afford to pay more for milk. I worry with all these graphics showing brands made by the two companies ripping off the farmers.

    It seems by buying smaller producer brands the impact could be more significant. It's hard when the big companies keep buying those brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    You do realise that Farmer's Own is Woolies' other generic brand?
    Farmers Own is one of the recommended bottles to buy and Yes i do realize that Woolies started it to assist the farmers, with 20 cents per litre, (i think it is) going straight to the farmers on top of their usual rate.
    We have also been getting the Pauls brand and this week when i head to the iga we will be getting the Maleny brand.
    We have also made sure we use other branded dairy products, like we bought 2 tubs of Devondale sour cream this week.
    Im in love with that sour cream now!! it's so so tasty!
    Last edited by monroe78; 26-05-2016 at 21:37.

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    Here are the recommended brands for anyone unsure and interested. :thumbup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by monroe78 View Post
    Here are the recommended brands for anyone unsure and interested. :thumbup:
    This has been linked previously. I'm not completely sure how reliable it is as brownes are named and they have been accused over in WA of screwing the farmers too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    This has been linked previously. I'm not completely sure how reliable it is as brownes are named and they have been accused over in WA of screwing the farmers too.
    No idea about WA producers sorry. I haven't seen it posted before and thought I'd share it since i was questioned if i knew Farmers Own was Woolies. May assist someone.

    The ones above the line are Australia owned and made, the ones below the line are Australian made but owned from overseas is what it says in the small writing.
    Buying either helps the farmers it says.

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    Yeah my comment was just that its so bloody hard to know what to do.


 

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