Dairy farmers are calling for better representation and action on a range of industry issues, in the first round of public consultations on a new Australian dairy plan.
The first round of meetings finished in June, and the next round of invitation meetings will start in July.
Many of the meetings held so far have seen farmers call for unity and better advocacy.
Other issues raised included a floor price for milk, more marketing to promote the health benefits of dairy products, and a counter to the powerful influence of major supermarkets.
The issues varied across the regions, with water and input costs being common in Victoria.
In this issue of Dairy News Australia, we have three pages devoted to feedback on a proposed dairy plan and an interview with Dairy Plan chairman, John Brumby.