Plant closure won't affect pig producers: KR Castlemaine

by 5m Editor
15 September 2006, at 11:30am

AUSTRALIA - Smallgoods manufacturer KR Castlemaine has told Queensland pig producers it will still need their pork, despite announcing the closure of its Toowoomba processing plant.

The company's adjoining abattoir will be sold. A total of 350 workers will be affected when processing is relocated to the company's Victorian base.

KR Castlemaine president Mike Adams has promised to help those who are willing to move south.

He says the company will continue to slaughter up to 8,000 pigs from Queensland producers and transport them to Victoria for processing.


5m Editor