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    my kids were all fine with it. I used full strength normal milk, and then a skim milk powder, and the end result was really quite close to just normal milk. The skim milk was made to the correct amount of water, and then added to the full strength milk. It took a bit of trial and error to find the nicest powdered milk. marie.

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    If everyone stops buying Coles/Woolies $1/L milk, won't the farmers affected be further impacted if Fonterra can just reduce the price per kilo of milk solids whenever they please? Can anyone shed some light on this?

    I shop at Aldi and I have no idea where their milk comes from and the media is only highlighting Coles and Woolworths.

    My grandparents were with Fonterra and got screwed over to the amount of almost $500k and lost all their shares. As soon as their contract was over they were out of there. They had no choice because the milk must be collected or the situation would have been much worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    I shop at Aldi and I have no idea where their milk comes from and the media is only highlighting Coles and Woolworths.
    DH checked out Just Organic after the Project and its Australian. Not sure about the other Aldi brands tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loodle View Post
    Sorry if this is a stupid question but want to make sure I am buying the right milk. Is Farmhouse Gold Cream On Top a branded milk? Want to make sure if I get that still I am still helping the farmers in some way
    Just googled and it's fine, phew it's one of the only milks I like

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    We live NSW but do our groceries in Vic. We are remote so we buy our milk in bulk (use at least 2L per day) so we only buy long life milk. The only one we can get oftentimes is Devondale so it would be 99% of the time that.
    Its generally $1-$1.30 per L

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    I buy on average 35 ltrs of milk a week. My budget is tight. I choose to spend my money on home brand milk so I can get different luxuries. I am perfectly fine with that. We all have to work out what works best for our own families. Judging people out in the real world who struggle to put food on the table on weather or not the buy home brand or a branded milk seem stupid to me.
    If you can afford it. Great. The local farmers appreciate it. Just remember not everyone is in your position and if they choose to buy something else eg. soft drink or water. Don't be a b1tch and judge them out loud. Keep your outrage to yourself.

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    Seriously the producers are paid the same for unbranded as they are branded. The supermarkets make less profit on the unbranded; its done to bring shoppers in ro spend more on other products in the store. Producers still get paid an agreed amount

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    Seriously the producers are paid the same for unbranded as they are branded. The supermarkets make less profit on the unbranded; its done to bring shoppers in ro spend more on other products in the store. Producers still get paid an agreed amount
    I don't think that's true. Have a look at this article:

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-0...crisis/7420644

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    Is that just in eastern states though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPopsicle View Post
    Seriously the producers are paid the same for unbranded as they are branded. The supermarkets make less profit on the unbranded; its done to bring shoppers in ro spend more on other products in the store. Producers still get paid an agreed amount
    It's done so all the small farmers can't compete, the other bigger farmers are then bought or locked into contracts by Coles and woollies to supply milk at set prices , then once they have the monopoly they will raise their prices and the consumer will be forced to pay it as we have unconsciously sent the other farmers out of business years before , they are doing the same with bread and meat and have already done with many other products, yes it's cheaper short term but long term the consumer and farmers will be held hostage to these supermarkets, if a farmer says no who else will buy their milk?

    30 years ago there were 30,000 milk farms, now there are 7,500 , it's worrying how many will be left in another 30 years

    No not everyone can afford to buy more expensive milk but some of us who can should try and support these industries while we are able and I think a lot of consumers don't realise how badly controlled our food industry is

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