The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $689,000 investment by Kinross Farm in the establishment of a new egg grading facility in Euroa, increasing the company’s egg processing and distribution capacity and created 10 new jobs, Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.

Established over 40 years ago, Kinross Farm is a family owned and operated egg production, grading and processing business, which operates from a number of locations throughout country Victoria including Bendigo, Kinglake and Wycheproof.

The company grades, processes and packages whole eggs for distribution to small retailers and major supermarket chains as well as producing liquid eggs in a variety of forms for the food service industry, as well as supplying eggs for use in vaccine production

With Labor State Government funding, Kinross Farm has refurbished an existing building with egg grading plant and equipment to create the company’s second egg grading facility, which has increased capacity and generated new distribution and supply chain networks to service the Euroa facility.

The new jobs included roles such as quality controllers, process workers and team leaders, as well as in the coordination and transport of eggs between the company’s Euroa and Kinglake West facilities.

“This Victorian Government’s investment in Kinross Farm is a vote of confidence in Euroa. It confirms country Victoria’s reputation as a great place to operate a business,” Ms Symes said.

“Labor is proud to support Kinross Farm in the creation of 10 additional full time jobs for the local community of Euroa.

“Companies like Kinross Farm help to secure Victoria’s role as the largest producer and exporter of food and fibre products in Australia.

“The Andrews Labor Government has identified the food and fibre sector as a priority growth area and is working with businesses like Kinross Farm to identify and capture new markets, at the same time creating new jobs for country Victorians.”

Quotes attributable to General Manager, Kinross Farm, Philip Szepe

Kinross Farm appreciates the support of the Victorian Government in backing regional businesses and looks forward to working with the local community in Euroa. The new facility ensures that we can continue to meet the needs of our customers.”

The Victorian Government’s $500 million Regional Job and Infrastructure Fund is supporting projects across regional and rural Victoria to build critical infrastructure, create jobs, invest in communities and support new and emerging industries.