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Canberra Milk – As fresh as it gets!!!!!!

By canucksfan - 5 March 2010 47

Having taken the kids to the show last weekend (saturday so had the glorious weather) and just today looking on the skyfire website I am getting more and more upset with Canberra Milk still labelling itself as Canberras local and fresh milk. As far as I’m aware, and I’m open for feedback here,Canberra milk comes from the south coast. Canberra milk joined up with the Bega CoOp in the late ’90s to become Capital Cilled Foods(CCFA). As the milk no longer comes from Canberra (The Dairy flats are now wasting water on lawns), I’m dissapointed that they still use the name. The milk itself comes from the Bega area up to 250kms away but when its short they have access to the dairy farmers CoOp which includes Qld, Vic, and SA. How possibly can this milk be as fresh as it gets? Just because its bottled in Canberra doesn’t make it Canberran. What they had to say on their website:

“It is the only dairy manufacturer situated in the Australian Capital Territory.

CCFA manufactures fresh milk and cream from its fully HACCP accredited factory, located in Canberra.”

I never knew milk was manufactured!!!!!!

Now maybe you will say well there is nothing closer so in that case it is as fresh as it gets, not fresh but fresher than anything else. I was at the farmers markets the week before the show and there is milk being sold there from Picton (216km). Its milked thursday bottled friday and in my childrens warm milo saturday night, that to me is as fresh as it gets. I’m not here to plug the brand but it is available at both farmers markets and the family who own the business are trying to get it into Canberra IGA’s in the near future.

CCFA masquerading as Canberra Milk has thrown massive ammounts of money at events such as Canberra Show, Canberra Stadium(Brumbies and Raiders), and Skyfire which is good but unfortunately Canberra Milk is as Canberran as the Clyde Rathbones ou there,  and here for the same reasons- the money.

What’s Your opinion?


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47 Responses to
Canberra Milk – As fresh as it gets!!!!!!
krats 7:24 pm 06 Mar 10

georgesgenitals said :

If they supply the cheapo Woolies homebrand stuff from the bottom shelf of the fridge, then I reckon they’re doing a great job.

Seriously, there are bigger issues than this in the world.

And your idea of bigger issues would be what??
How come the cheese burger rolls at Maccas have got smaller?(Hey come to think of it they have!)

georgesgenitals 4:14 pm 06 Mar 10

If they supply the cheapo Woolies homebrand stuff from the bottom shelf of the fridge, then I reckon they’re doing a great job.

Seriously, there are bigger issues than this in the world.

krats 3:04 pm 06 Mar 10

bd84 said :

How do you think that milk is not manufactured? Newsflash: The milk we drink doesn’t come direct from the cow’s udder into our glasses, it is processed to make it drinkable.

NO YOU WRONG,”MANUFACTURED” means add water,and lots of it to make it drinkable.while at the same time,very profitable.

You can make your own milk at home.(1)purchase 1Ltr Mount Franklin water.
(2)add white food dye
(3)drink your 1Ltr “MILK”

H1NG0 1:28 pm 06 Mar 10

Wow…the troubles of the world eh?

BigDave 11:28 am 06 Mar 10

I don’t care whether it comes from Canberra or not. The fact that it’s nearly a dollar more expensive then any other milk makes me refuse to buy it. I always believed that “local” products were supposed to be cheaper, this explains a lot.

miz 10:43 am 06 Mar 10

I really want milk that has not been pulled apart and put back together again, without having to have my own cow or goat (see here

http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Food-and-Health/Food-and-drink/Groceries/Milk-products-compared/Page/Diluting-our-milk.aspx

If Canberra Milk brought out a ‘farm gate’ (pasteurised only) product, I would be happy to pay for that. It disturbs me greatly that there is so much interference to what is essentially an excellent product in its natural state.

That said, I do only ever buy Canberra Milk via the local Milko, as all good Canberrans should! (It’s good to keep the money local – and I HOPE they are paying the farmers properly).

sepi 10:17 am 06 Mar 10

Actually it annoys me too – why not call it Bega milk and be done with it.

Something is seriously wrong with our world when it makes more sense for a ‘farmer’ to grow astroturf (during a drought even) than to run dairy cows – surely milk should be more essential to a city than rolls of turf.

cleo 1:22 am 06 Mar 10

I have to drink lactose free milk so it doesn’t make any difference to me.

Disposable 12:55 am 06 Mar 10

bd84 said :

Geezus talk about a rant.

Did you really think Canberra Milk was made from *all* the cows that live here in Canberra? Read the company history, it’s always been affiliated with Bega with the milk processed here in Canberra, their corporate offices are here, hence “Canberra Milk”.

How do you think that milk is not manufactured? Newsflash: The milk we drink doesn’t come direct from the cow’s udder into our glasses, it is processed to make it drinkable.

CCFA is as Canberran as possible, it tastes good, it supports local causes and yes it’s here for the money. Are your friends in Picton dairy farmers for the fun of it or for making money from selling milk to people? You know the answer to that.

bd84 said :

Geezus talk about a rant.

Did you really think Canberra Milk was made from *all* the cows that live here in Canberra? Read the company history, it’s always been affiliated with Bega with the milk processed here in Canberra, their corporate offices are here, hence “Canberra Milk”.

How do you think that milk is not manufactured? Newsflash: The milk we drink doesn’t come direct from the cow’s udder into our glasses, it is processed to make it drinkable.

CCFA is as Canberran as possible, it tastes good, it supports local causes and yes it’s here for the money. Are your friends in Picton dairy farmers for the fun of it or for making money from selling milk to people? You know the answer to that.

That is the best post I have read on here for a long time!

2604 10:23 pm 05 Mar 10

I don’t care mate. Hi Lo is still the best-tasting milk you can buy.

And, as you note, they seem to put some money back into the community. So, what’s the harm?

Pandy 10:04 pm 05 Mar 10

Tell it to the ACCC

Juice Terry 9:28 pm 05 Mar 10

Who cares. Milk is milk is milk. Never had a problem with the freshness of Canberra milk. Can’t believe you’re about to pop a nut over this non-issue.

benett 9:15 pm 05 Mar 10

Interesting abstraction.

Who’s Clyde Rathbone anyway? *sigh*

I don’t mind. It employs Canberrans, and I like it better than Dairy Farmers milk.

You aren’t involved in the Dairy Farmers milk brand are you? 😉

bd84 8:02 pm 05 Mar 10

Geezus talk about a rant.

Did you really think Canberra Milk was made from *all* the cows that live here in Canberra? Read the company history, it’s always been affiliated with Bega with the milk processed here in Canberra, their corporate offices are here, hence “Canberra Milk”.

How do you think that milk is not manufactured? Newsflash: The milk we drink doesn’t come direct from the cow’s udder into our glasses, it is processed to make it drinkable.

CCFA is as Canberran as possible, it tastes good, it supports local causes and yes it’s here for the money. Are your friends in Picton dairy farmers for the fun of it or for making money from selling milk to people? You know the answer to that.

josh 7:33 pm 05 Mar 10

since when is advertising accurate anyway? especially in the dairy industry

next thing, they’ll tell you that you *need* 3 (or whatever) servings of dairy per day to be healthy

or that pasteurisation is still entirely necessary, and must be performed

*yawn*

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