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VIC – South East of South Australia and Victoria

Statement of Circumstances

This Southern – South East of South Australia and Victoria Region Milk Supply Agreement is for the supply period commencing on or after 27 June 2022 to 30 June 2023 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: 300ML

Milk pick up Regions: Local Government Areas of Gippsland specifically; Wellington, Latrobe, Baw Baw, South Gippsland, Bass Coast (east of San Remo), Cardinia, Yarra Ranges and a 30km radius of Orbost in East Gippsland. Western Districts specifically; Colac Otway (25km radius of Colac township), Corangamite, Moyne, Warrnambool, Glenelg, Southern Grampians. South Australia specifically; Grant and Wattle Range (south of Lucindale).

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
  • Sufficient production capacity for a minimum milk collection of 500L (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.

Southern – South East of South Australia and Victoria Milk Supply Agreement (excluding northern Victoria) – Click Here
On Farm Quality Assurance Manual – Click Here