Victorian turkey plant to wind up processing

Goldfields Turkeys, located in St Arnaud, north west of Melbourne has announced that they will no longer be accepting birds for processing.

The company which processes both turkeys and poultry confirmed yesterday that it has already commenced winding down its operations, and the local community is said to be concerned that the closure of the plant will leave a hole in the town, the Weekly Times Now reports.

General manger Ken Grenfell said that the decision was made for economic reasons.

“The process has started now and we’re no longer putting baby turkeys in the shed,” said Grenfell.

“The business will still continue from a sales point of view for the remainder of the year.”

Goldfields has been in operation for over 25 years and employees approximately 50 people in St Arnaud.


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