Start Your Engines...
With the annual shutdown now coming to a close it can feel like the start of a new race at this time of year. New capability, refreshed equipment and a whole lot of milk in front of us.
I have been delighted at the level of interest dairy farm enterprises have shown in supplying Burra and we will be proudly supporting over 200 Milk Supply Partners over the next 12 months, the first time in our history. We have also set the scene for a record milk volume year; in Spring 2017, our Korumburra plant will process more milk in a single day than ever before and by June 30 2018 the site will have processed more milk than any year prior.
While size is not everything it's rewarding for all involved to know that we have the milk supply, manufacturing team and processing capability to continue to deliver growth.
The maintenance team has to be congratulated on a well executed annual shutdown during which 120 different trades were inducted on Day 1, confirming that the site was crawling with Hi Vis workwear from that day onwards.
Increased capability in the Food Preparation department had been planned for some time by our Process Technology team and the shutdown gave them the window to implement key components. This has driven expanded peak capacity which we look forward to using in and around October.