I was just over in another tab reading the Northern Advocate local Northland news and I came across an interesting article about the price of milk. Most of it I already knew as in why is it we pay $5 plus for two litres of milk when it has a fancy brand name on it - less for the plain brand stuff. Simple really. The flash label stuff you pay through the nose for is to pay the marketing people their fat salaries for putting up flashy adverts on our TV screens to tell you to buy their product. Our dairy farmers certainly aren't getting that slice of the dairy product pie. The payout is at $5.10 per kilo of milk solid. According to the guys on the Living off the Smell of an Oily Rag website it takes 12 litres of milk to make up 1kg (that's about 4 pounds give or take) of butterfat. I was reading it in their discussion forum. Anyway this site is worth checking out loads of tips on how to save money on all kinds of things. I'll be putting this one on the sidebar. Check it out.