Parmalat comes to the party on 10cent/litre Drought Levy on milk.

Parmalat Supply Chain General Manager, Vince Houlihan has just advised the Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation that Parmalat supports the national 10c/litre Drought Levy on milk and has guaranteed that they will pass on the full amount back to its farmers. 

Darling Downs dairy farmer and Parmalat supplier, Brenden Hayden said "it's fantastic news and about time. If they're willing to do it, it'll go a long way to help pay some long overdue bills That's going to put pressure on the others to make a move."

Across the country, the increasing scarcity of grain and hay and the price of freighting in fodder due to the ongoing drought have hit the already struggling dairy industry. Regardless of whether dairy farms are in drought declared regions, the levy will provide relief to all.

The petition can be found on change.org by searching 10 cent Drought Levy or via this link

For further information please contact Sarah Ferguson 0424 416 317.

Brendan Hayden is available for comment on 0448 059 597