CQ dairy farmers consider creating cooperative

CENTRAL Queensland dairy farmers are working on strategies to regain control of the milk market and their future.

Milk continues to sell in the major supermarkets at a dollar per litre and industry organisations state it is undervaluing milk at the cost of dairy farmers.

"It's not good at all," Port Curtis Dairy Cooperative chairman Peter Woodland said.

"It'll be the collapse of the entire industry across the whole state."

Members met last week and are hoping to build support on the issue, considering coordinating a single supply cooperative.

"We can't rely on processors like Parmalat and Lions to do it for us, because they're here to make money," Mr Woodland said.



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