Tuesday, June 05, 2007

First water, now milk dries up

QUEENSLAND will run out of fresh milk supplies by Christmas unless a predicted drenching helps break the drought.

With thousands of southeast Queensland dairy cows being slaughtered because of a lack of feed, 170,000 litres of milk a day will be trucked north from NSW or Victoria to meet demand next year, according to a report released yesterday.
Transporting milk from interstate will push up retail milk prices and mean a shorter shelf life. But offering a glimmer of hope, forecasters yesterday were holding out for parched southeast Queensland to get good rain, possibly tomorrow and Thursday.

1 comment:

Johnno said...

Maybe this is why I drink black coffee