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    Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    The Cream of Australia - buy local dairy products

    Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    The Cream of Australia - buy local dairy products

    Queensland dairy farmers are being celebrated as the cream of Australia in an exciting state-wide advertising campaign launched today in conjunction with Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation (QDO).

    Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman and Minister for Agriculture Mark Furner launched the Cream of Australia advertising campaign as part of our Go Local Dairy initiative with QDO at White Park Dairy Farm, urging Queenslanders to buy Queensland dairy products.

    “Over the next 12 months you will be seeing and hearing plenty of mooing about our dairy industry with in-store promotions, TV, radio and social media advertising as well as the launch of Farm Gate festivals at a number of dairy farms across the state,” Ms Fentiman said

    “Most of our dairy farmers are also small businesses and we know that many of them are doing it tough.”

    “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.

    “There are plenty of labels to look out for including Maleny, Norco, 4Real Milk and Mungalli Creek but they are just a few.”

    Ms Fentiman said $290,000 has been invested in partnership with the QDO to promote the state’s dairy industry.

    “We will also be hosting business workshops and mentoring opportunities for dairy producers that will highlight how they could further promote and market their produce as well as possibly broadening their product range.”

    “This sector is very important to Queensland with approximately 385 dairy farms in Queensland from Far North Queensland and the Central Burnett, to the Darling Downs, the Scenic Rim and the Lockyer Valley,” she said.

    Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation President Brian Tessman said the Go Local Dairy campaign encouraged consumers to value and seek-out Queensland sourced dairy products.

    “Queenslanders want to do the right thing and support Queensland brands and Queensland dairy farmers,” Mr Tessman said.

    “Help preserve the farm-fresh taste for the next generation because Queensland’s dairy farmers are indeed the cream of Australia.”

    Minister Furner said there are so many products on offer that you can buy that supports Queensland dairy farmers

    “From ice-cream, milk, butter and cream, to cheese and yoghurt - look for Queensland produce and support our local dairy farmers,” Mr Furner said.

    “We need to raise a glass to our local dairy farmers and I encourage all Queenslanders to pay a fair price and support the local dairy industry.”

     

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    Media contact:             Inga Williams                 0439 949 719

     

    QDO Farmer brands

    Pauls Dairy

    Norco Milk

    Dairy Farmers

    Thick & Creamy

    Dare Iced Coffee

    Maleny Dairies

    Maleny Cheese Factory

    Kennilworth Dairies

    Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk

    ·       Farmer Gregie

    Mungalli Creek Dairy

    Misty Mountain Farms

    Central Queensland Dairy Fresh

    Whitsunday Dairy Fresh

    Tommerup’s Dairy Farm

    Barambah Organics

    Burtons Fraser Coast Milk

    Woombye cheese company

    Olympus

     

     

     

    The recent 2018 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show highlighted our winning produce against other states. Winners can be found here http://www.rqfws.com.au/media/104662/2018_Cheese_and_Dairy_catalogue_FINAL.pdf