According to new owner Beston, the former United Dairy Power factories in Murray Bridge and Jervois have already outstripped a production target this quarter.
Beston Global Food Company rescued the factories in June after UDP went into receivership in April. The new owner has processed 26 million litres of milk so far, beating a target of 25 million litres for the first year, reports Queensland Country Life. It has also doubled projected cheese production, and far outstripped whey powder output.
This month it has sent its first shipment of 220 tonnes of cheese to Asia, with “small batch production of high end cheese” a focus, said chairman of BGFC Roger Sexton.
“We don’t want to be just a commodity cheese producer,” he told QCL.
The facility employs 35, with the company saying this should rise to 60 shortly.
Sexton said there were early plans to build a facility for soft cheeses: “We want to replace imported cheese from overseas.”