Australian Consolidated Milk (ACM), in Northern Victoria has offered farmers a guaranteed premium of $8/kg (42 c/l) for two years if they convert to organic milk production.
ACM will have organic milk in the shops in February from 30 suppliers who are well on with their conversion to organic milk production.
The company will produce UHT and fresh milk for domestic and export markets.
Peter Jones, general manager of ACM said: “The thing about organic milk is that it is suitable for virtually any dairy product. Whether it’s powder, cheese, butter or yogurt, there is demand for all those products on the basis they are organic.”
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