Casino factory buttering up consumers
THE opening of a butter factory in Casino adds to the town’s food production reputation
Richmond Dairies has invested $1 million in building a new butter factory to provide butter for domestic and international markets.
Richmond Dairies managing director Chris Sharpe said the commissioning of the butter factory was an exciting investment in the dairy industry in the Northern Rivers.
“We believe our new butter factory is the only commercial butter factory in NSW and Queensland, and this new plant will allow Richmond Dairies to value-add to milk we process at Casino,” Mr Sharpe said.
“Richmond Dairies and its parent company, Longley Farm in the UK, are regarded as leaders in dairy innovation. We export to countries, including China, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Middle East and Japan.”
Richmond Dairies employs 60 people and contributes more than $15 million each year into the local economy.
“The Northern Rivers is highly regarded for its ‘clean, green’ image and we expect our butter, like other Australian butters, will be well received on the world market,” Mr Sharpe said.
“Using unique technology, we make a range of frozen bulk dairy products, as well as, skimmed milk powder, bulk liquid yoghurt and yoghurt powder.”