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QLD – Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Statement of Circumstances

This Brisbane and Sunshine Coast Queensland Region Milk Supply Agreement is for the supply period commencing on or after 1 July 2022 to 31 August 2023 or 31 August 2024, at the election of the farmer and applies to farmers with a dairy farm located in the following milk pick up regions who will supply us on either an exclusive or non-exclusive basis and otherwise meet the Statement of Circumstances below.

Milk Volume Required: 15ML in total for South East Queensland

Milk pick up Regions: Dairy farms located in Queensland within:

  • a 5km distance either side of the Mary River between the Tuchekoi Rd Bridge and the Kilcoy Lane Bridge (South of Conondale);
  • a 15km distance either side of the Bruce Highway (M1) travelling between Caboolture and Eumundi;
  • a 10km distance either side of the Brisbane Valley Highway (A17) travelling between Fernvale and Biarra;
  • a 20km distance either side of the Warrego Highway (A2) travelling between Ipswich and Helidon;
  • a 15km distance either side of Cunningham Highway (National Highway 15) travelling between Ipswich and Aratula;
  • a 2km distance either side of Carneys Creek Rd travelling between the intersection with the Boonah Rathdowney Road and the intersection with Chalk Road;
  • a 1km distance either side of Burnett Creek Rd (Maroon) travelling between the Boonah Rathdowney Road and the intersection with Newman Road;
  • a 5km distance either side of Dayboro/Mount Mee Road (State Road 58) travelling between Dayboro and the intersection of Mount Mee Road & the northern end of Robinsons Road; or a 5km radius of Norwell;

Statement of Circumstances

  • Current Dairy Licence
  • Compliance with legislation in relation to milk production, including environmental/effluent management and animal welfare
  • Historic compliance with the quality standards and quality assurance program of a member of the Bega Cheese Group* or proof of compliance with another processor’s quality standards and program
  • Commitment to Occupational Health and Safety for the staff and contractors of the Bega Cheese Group*
  • Safe and efficient tanker access and logistically efficient collection for the Bega Cheese Group
  • Ability to supply Bega with an annual volume greater than 750,000 litres;
  • Ability to supply milk of Grade 1 quality (TPC <10,000 cfu/mL and SCC <200,000 cells/ml);
  • Sufficient production capacity for a minimum milk collection of 1,800 litres per pickup on a “skip a day” basis
    (milk no more than 48hrs old)
  • Meets assessment and verification checks
  • At the time the farmer offers to enter into this agreement, Bega has not already entered into sufficient milk supply agreements to meet its demand for milk.
  • If the supply of milk exceeds Bega’s demand, priority will be given to existing suppliers to Bega and those suppliers who want to supply Bega on an exclusive basis.

* Bega Cheese Group means Bega Cheese Limited and its subsidiaries, including Tatura Milk Industries Pty Ltd and BDD Australia Pty Ltd.

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