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    Specialised Meat Processing Plant Means Jobs for Roma

    Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Roma-based livestock producer and meat processor Elliott Agribusiness is set to employ up to 12 staff and ramp up exports of lamb and beef thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    State Development Minister Kate Jones said the government was proud to partner with the private sector to deliver projects that create jobs in regional Queensland.

    “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,” Ms Jones said.

    “Elliott Agribusiness has been a proud family-owned Queensland agribusiness for 20 years in South West Queensland.

    “The business supplies high quality Queensland-produced and processed lamb and beef to retailers right throughout the state.

    “This grant will allow them to refurbish the chilling and secondary processing facilities at their food processing plant at Roma.

    “They’ll have more capacity to process products for customers and contract processing for local livestock producers.

    “This means more jobs and the ability to process and sell more meat.

    “They’ll employ an extra 12 staff over the next three years while retaining their existing workforce.”

    Elliot Agribusiness purchased the processing plant in 2014, enhancing their lamb, beef breeding and finishing operation to a fully vertically integrated lamb and beef production and meat processing business. 

    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.

    Learn more about how the government’s Jobs and Regional Growth Fund is supporting the state’s effort to unite and recover from the impacts of the pandemic and helping to drive Queensland’s economic recovery.

    Queensland’s plan for economic recovery: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, can be viewed here.

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