Full-fat back in favour

By Country News

Australians are shifting back to full-cream milk and avoiding its skinny cousin.

Dairy Australia managing director Ian Halliday said sales of full-fat milk have jumped nine per cent during the past 12 to 18 months, while low and modified- fat milk sales have fallen about six per cent in the same period.

‘‘We are seeing on a global basis a move back towards full-fat dairy products,’’ Mr Halliday told a Senate estimates hearing last Wednesday, pointing to new research showing the health benefits of dairy.