World Milk Day – Think of the farmer

Henry Walsh – Galway Grazers Discussion Group

Today is world milk day.  If you pick up a carton of milk today pause for a second – think of the cow and the farmer that produced it.

Then ask yourself the question.  Is the farmer getting enough to produce the milk in you tea or cornflakes?
The answer at the moment is no.  We should be paying more for our milk.  A race to the bottom is neither good for the farmer, the cow or the consumer.
We can do our bit by always buying milk from brands such as Arrabawn, ie not the supermarket own brand.  This gives the Co-ops a bit more power as they get more margin, hopefully they can then pass this on to the farmer.
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