What it means to me when you buy branded milk

Photo credit: ABC Rural

Every time you reach into the supermarket fridge and choose branded over unbranded, I say a little thank you.

Those pictures of empty supermarket shelves buoy my spirits – and those of so many farmers I know – during what is otherwise a crushing experience.

It’s impossible not to be moved by the support of friends and strangers alike. To know that people are doing what they can to help makes us feel less helpless, too.

You are the people who made dealing with our plight a political priority. You are the ones sending the message to supermarkets that milk has a value and that farmers do, too.

Thank you from all of us here on the farm.
– Wayne, Marian, Zoe and Alex