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Dairy worker breaks down while speaking with Neil Mitchell about milk crisis

A long-time dairy industry worker has broken down on 3AW Mornings while speaking about the milk crisis.

The man, who did not wanted to be named, visits farms and dairys all over Victoria as part of his job.

He knows the industry inside out.

He told Neil Mitchell many farmers couldn’t ‘see a way out’ of the job and he lived in fear of finding somebody who had committed suicide.

‘I don’t want to walk into a dairy and find somebody,’ he said on 3AW Mornings.

‘Because it’s going happen.

‘I treat them all like close friends.’

Click PLAY below to hear the emotional call on 3AW Mornings

The man said most people didn’t understand just how hard farmers were doing.

‘It’s bloody hard,’ he said, with cows mooing in the background.

He said big companies like Murray Goulburn and Fonterra had ‘pulled the chair’ out from underneath local farmers by slashing the price they pay for milk.

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