Wrong Stuart Silver?

Last Updated 5/13/2004

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Employment History

External Affairs Manager  - Dairy Farmers

Spokesman  - Dairy Farmers

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Rising fuel costs may push up food prices - National - www.smh.com.au

Stuart Silver, external affairs manager for Dairy Farmers, said there was no intention to increase milk prices "but clearly if prices remain the same or increase further we'd have to review that".The main component in transport costs is the milk pick-up from farms and distribution to retailers.Both were covered by long-term contracts with about six months to run, he said.But Mr Silver said fuel prices "had jumped out of kilter.

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www.smh.com.au - Dairy farmers tired of being milked

Stuart Silver, a spokesman for Dairy Farmers, said appealing to regional pride might work in the country, but price was the key in the city."Consumers won't pay an extra five cents a litre because they don't have to," he said.

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Dairy Farmers external affairs manager Stuart Silver said the contract amounted to about seven per cent of the milk volume processed nationally by Dairy Farmers and only about five per cent of its overall revenue.
"We're disappointed to have lost the contract, but it's not the end of the world," Mr Silver said. Mr Silver said the company would honour its recently announced opening season milk prices to its suppliers. "They remain in place until June 30, 2003." Mr Silver said National Foods would have to find an extra estimated 100 million litres of milk and they could approach Dairy Farmers to supply some of that. He said Woolworths had assured Dairy Farmers the basis of the decision was purely price.

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