Australia poultry producer Pro-Ten Holdings is investing $24 million in a 24-shed farm in response to demand from customer Baiada Poultry, which is expanding its own processing and facilities in the area.
Once built, the farm will be capable of holding 1.5 million chickens, according to Pro-Ten. It's the largest project the company's taken on, and the completed project will create 10 jobs in the area. The farm will take roughly a year to build, according to the company. "We're hoping to have earthworks underway this side of Christmas, end of November," said Pro-Ten CEO Daniel Bryant. "Hopefully we'll have the first four sheds in operation by May 2012, with the whole site completed by April 2013."