07 Mar 2011

Burra Foods Raise $40k For Flood Victims

When it comes to helping those in need, the Burra community is not shy about rolling up its sleeves and getting stuck in. And with $40,000 worth of export sales from skim milk powder raised for Victorian and Queensland flood affected dairy farmers, it really was a community effort.

Staff, customers, suppliers and service suppliers all made donations of time and
inputs, including packaging, natural gas and freight, to ensure the maximum earning from a full silo of milk, the equivalent of 250,000 litres, would go to the effort. In addition, our partners, the Itochu Group, contributed another $100,000 to the flood appeal.
Although none of our farm suppliers or employees were directly affected by the
floods, the impact of such devastating conditions is felt by the dairy family
across the country. The funds were equally distributed to both Victorian and
Queensland farmers at the direction of the Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd, ensuring the money went where most needed. QDO president Brian Tessmann said, “The
level of support has already been fantastic. It’s one of the great things about our industry and really gives our team and I heart in the efforts we are undertaking to help flood-affected dairy farming families”.