Farmers sacrifice milkers to abattoirs

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 31/05/2007, pg. 18

DAIRY farmers have sold off thousands of milking cows direct to meatworks in the past year because they cannot afford fodder for their cows.

At least 30 complete dairy herds on the Darling Downs have been sold in the past year compared with two or three a year in normal conditions.

Elders dairy […]

Markus’s cheeses offer rivals the whey forward

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 04/08/2005, pg. 11

SOFT cheese, hard cheese or fancy cheese — Swiss master cheesemaker Markus Bucher of Maleny Cheese has the winning recipe.

Mr Bucher is the secret ingredient in the success of Queensland’s newest cheesemaker Maleny Cheese, which scooped the awards table in their first year of entering the Dairy Industry Association annual awards yesterday.

Mr […]

Cheese jobs may yet survive cut

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 03/11/2004, pg. 13

A MYSTERY benefactor has offered $15,000 to help Warwick on the Darling Downs save its 60-year-old cheese-making tradition.

The offer was made after dairy processor Parmalat announced the factory would close and last week sacked 28 cheese and butter-makers and other factory workers.

Parmalat bought the Warwick plant six years ago, but said […]