In many farming communities it is accepted that raw milk is a beneficial food. Even research show that farmers and their children enjoy protection from asthma and allergies due to raw milk consumption.
This farm in England installed a raw milk vending machine after a hard couple of years for farmers and hopes to sell at least 50 litres a day to top up what they had lost in recent years.
The greatest sight for dairy farmer Jon Appleby is seeing parents and kids walking into the farmyard to buy their eggs and milk from their local farm. His farm sells raw, unpasteurised milk direct to the consumer.
These dairy farmers say they have had enough of poor returns. They say that the current setup of the dairy industry means they have no say or control over the prices they receive for their milk.
In England there is legislation to support smaller dairy farmers in producing premium raw milk from healthy, grass-fed cows to mitigate risk. ARMM calls on the Australian government to install similar legislation to save small family farms affected by the current dairy crisis.