I buy locally sourced branded milk it costs about $4.60 for 2L. I personally think this is really important for animal welfare as well as the farmers. It also in my opinion tastes much better.
I think it is very morally questionable for supermarkets to sell milk so cheaply that dairy farmers can't afford to survive. I feel the same about meat and fruit/veg as well and wherever possible buy those from small producers at the markets.
On the other hand I know not everybody can pay that much for milk. My sisters family drink 15+ litres of milk a week and buying cheap milk isn't really optional.
What makes me annoyed is seeing people with $1 a litre milk in their trolley and then litres of expensive branded soft drink or even water!!!!
I think if it's an option people should 100% by locally sourced ethical milk but I totally get many people can't.
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20-05-2016 09:07 #21
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20-05-2016 09:23 #23
Buy Aussie farmers milk
20-05-2016 09:25 #24
I buy Barambah organic milk & dairy as they discuss their animal welfare practices in their website which are better than many others.
20-05-2016 09:50 #25Senior Member
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we used to buy Elgaar Farm milk, which was an awesome, ethical dairy farm in Tasmania a few years back but they have been shut down due to ridiculous over zealous bureaucracy (so much for our government trying to support local family businesses) . they are trying to get up and running again and I hope they do soon as the have a great philosophy and make a great product. until they do i don't know who to buy from as no one else treats their animals and workers as well as Elgaar do as far as I know.
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20-05-2016 10:03 #27
I'm the only one in my household who consumes dairy milk, in fact there are times when we have no dairy milk in the house at all.
I usually buy the Dairy Farmers half sized carton, so yes, I generally stick to the branded milk.
I wouldn't frown on a family who buys the cheaper milk though, as it's often because said family cannot stretch their budget to pay the extra.
20-05-2016 10:09 #28
when my children were small and I was going through about 20 litres a week. I bought local milk and mixed up a powdered milk, then combined the two in one big jug. The children were all fine with that. That was back before these cheap price wars, and there was no woollies/coles branded milk. I just had to make the most of my food budget. Now I just refuse to buy the cheap milk, but I can understand it would be a problem for some. marie.
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20-05-2016 10:11 #29
They have also just started stocking a local farm-processed milk. At $4.50 for 2l it would cost us $20 more a week to switch. I bought one carton today to try and can't taste the difference. I'm not a big milk person though - it's DH and the kids who plough through it.
I must say this was a bit easier to deal with in SW WA as we just got Harvey Fresh. It was more expensive than coles but cheaper than most of the branded stuff.
20-05-2016 10:15 #30
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