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QLD – Gympie and Darling Downs

Statement of Circumstances

This Gympie and Darling Downs 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 Dickabram Bridge (on Miva Road) to Tuchekoi Road bridge;
  • a 5km distance either side of Gap Road and Cedar Pocket Road;
  • a 5km distance either side of Tin Can Bay Road between Gympie town centre to the intersection with Radtke Road (on the edge of Toolara State Forest); and
  • a roughly square shaped region, with the eastern border being a line 5km east of the New England Highway from Saint Aubyn in the north, to Greenmount in the south, across in a straight line west to Brookstead and a straight line north to Maclagan, and back across to Saint Aubyn;

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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