Livestock producer and meat processor Elliott Agribusiness will hire up to 12 people over the next three years and accelerate its exports of lamb and beef thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.
In a statement Queensland State Development Minister Kate Jones said: “We are facing one of the most difficult times in our State’s history. But we know that to create jobs and rebuild Queensland’s economy, we must invest in projects like this in regional Queensland.”
“Elliott Agribusiness has been a proud family-owned Queensland agribusiness for 20 years in South West Queensland.”
Based in Roma, a town known for its rich sheep and cattle grazing area, Elliott Agribusiness is a family-owned enterprise that supplies high quality Queensland-produced and processed lamb and beef to retailers throughout the state.
Elliott Agribusiness Director Shane Elliott said there had been a resurgence in the lamb industry in Queensland over recent years and they are in the perfect position to enhance Queensland produced and processed meat products to their customers.
“The plant currently processes approximately 10,000 lambs, 1,250 cattle and 500 goats per year servicing a well-established client base of approximately 21 high quality boutique butchers in South East and South West Queensland,” he said.
With the grant the business will refurbish the chilling and secondary processing facilities at their food processing plant, allowing them to increase their capacity to process products for customers and contract processing for local livestock producers. They will also be able to retain their existing workers while providing jobs to a dozen more people in the area.
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