Staff have begun work at a new milk powder plant in South Australia. Owner The Union Dairy Company (UDC) has confirmed the factory is on target to begin production in July.
Construction of the facility in Penola, in SA’s south east is almost complete, and 40 staff have begun training, according to Daniel Aarons, managing director of UDC.
Aarons told Adelaide Now the factory will be focusing on “premium, high-spec, high quality milk powder”. According to Aarons, there is a strong global demand for Australian milk products, which are seen as high quality, clean and green.
UDC has also been in discussion with South Australian and Victorian dairy farmers, and it has been decided that approximately 50 per cent of the Penola factory’s milk supply will come from south east SA.
The factory plans to operate 24/7 and produce approximately 30,000 tonnes of whole and skim milk powder each year.