05 Oct GO LOCAL DAIRY – Support our Regional Dairy Farmers
At Gladstone News, we love to support local, regional and Queensland produce! That’s why we jumped at the chance to tell our readers about a fantastic new campaign to help Queensland’s dairy farmers. The Go Local Dairy campaign encourages consumers to value, and seek-out Queensland sourced dairy products.
Two of the local Queensland Dairy labels to look out for are Central Queensland Dairy Fresh and Baffle Dairy Fresh Milk. Both brands are available for purchase at several locations in and around the region including Calliope IGA, Drakes IGA in Gladstone and the Boyne Island Bakery. Creamy and delicious with no-additives, Central Queensland Dairy Fresh supports farmers and creates local jobs. The Baffle Dairy is located at Berajondo, south of Miriam Vale near Lowmead. This dairy is run by a 5th generation farming family. We encourage our readers to look for brands like these, local Queensland dairy products, and to consider paying a fair price to help regional dairy farmers.
Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman and Minister for Agriculture Mark Furner launched a campaign to encourage consumers to purchase Queensland dairy products last week. Across Queensland, there are approximately 380 dairy farms from Far North Queensland and the Central Burnett to the Darling Downs, the Scenic Rim and the Lockyer Valley.
“Most of our dairy farmers are also small businesses, and we know that many of them are doing it tough,” Ms Fentiman said. “We have partnered with industry to highlight the exceptional quality of our wonderful dairy products. I encourage everybody to support our farmers and associated small businesses by stocking up on local dairy items.”
Queensland Dairy Farmers’ Organisation President Brian Tessman said “Queenslanders want to do the right thing and support Queensland brands and Queensland dairy farmers. Help preserve the farm-fresh taste for the next generation because Queensland’s dairy farmers are indeed the cream of Australia.”
From ice-cream, milk, butter and cream, to cheese and yoghurt – look for Queensland produce and support our local dairy farmers.