Woolies donates milk profits

WOOLWORTHS is extending an extra helping hand to Queensland dairy farmers, via a special five cent per litre donation on milk.

The donation began yesterday and will apply for the next two weeks.

It is likely to raise at least half a million dollars for struggling dairy farmers.

Woolworths director of supermarkets Greg Foran said the floods and cyclones had a far-reaching impact on many industries but dairy farmers had been particularly hard hit in recent weeks and needed the support of retailers and consumers to recover.

Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation president Brian Tessmann said the Woolworths announcement was welcome at a time when dairy-farming families and the industry were in desperate need of good news.

“The scale of the destruction is unprecedented,” he said.

“Hardly a farming family in Queensland was untouched by these disasters, with many cases of severe damage and financial loss.

“It will take some farmers years to recover and it is a sad reality that some farmers will be assessing how they can get through this crisis.”



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