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THE AUSSIE FARMER CO-OP?

WHAT IS THE AUSSIE

farmer Co-op?

The Devondale Murray Goulburn Co-op consists of over 2500 dairy farmers across South-Eastern Australia that run highly professional, small-to-medium sized dairies that utilise modern technologies, employ thousands of Australians and care for their animals and the environment.

The Co-op is controlled by the Australian farming families who supply the milk.

WHY A

Co-op?

Before the Co-op was formed, dairy farmers used to send their milk off to private dairy companies, where someone else would decide what to do with it and take the profits.

A few dairy farmers didn’t think this was particularly fair so in 1950 they got together and formed a co-op.

THE FARMER

is the boss

The Co-op is 100 per cent farmer controlled.

So the person who sits on the tractor can also sit on the board.

COLLECT AND

transform

Two to three times a day the Co-op collects milk from its farmers and delivers it to the nearest Co-op owned processing plant.

It’s tested for freshness and quality, then pasteurised and homogenised.

Then it’s ready to make our great tasting butter, cheese, spreads, cream and our delicious Devondale milk.

Then off to the store.

WHAT

about you?

So why should you care?

Well, you can buy dairy products knowing that the farmer who made them will also profit from them, so it’s in their interest to give you the best product possible.

After all, it’s their personal reputation on the line.

Our Co-op

MEET OUR FARMERS