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Organic Milk Supply Agreement

Statement of Circumstances

This Organic Region Milk Supply Agreement is for the supply period commencing on or after 1 July 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 Pick Up Regions: Local Government Areas; Victoria Greater Shepparton, Gannawarra (east of Kerang), Kyabram, Moyne, Colac-Otway, Cardinia, Baw Baw and Corangamite

Statement of Circumstances

  • Only available to farmers who were supplying organic milk or converting to supplying organic milk under an agreement with Tatura immediately prior to 1 July 2022
  • 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.

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