Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Statements by Members
Western Australia: Dairy Industry
I want to talk about Graham Manning, who is a dairy farmer and my neighbour in the south-west of Western Australia. I have worked with and for the industry for many years. Graham faced his toughest day when he was forced out of the industry because of a decision by a milk processor.
The Manning family were pioneers in the dairy industry in Western Australia. In fact, their first dairy was where the state parliament now sits. Graham was producing milk of amazing quality. For 14 years, it was in the top five per cent of the best quality milk in Australia. I want to thank Graham; his father, David; his wife, Jane; and their whole family for their commitment to the dairy industry. I understand their stress and pressure.