New Egg Farm to Boost Business in Cudal

AUSTRALIA - Up to 50 people will be employed at a cage-free egg farm in Cudal after the Cabonne Shire Council approved the development application.
calendar icon 7 July 2010
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Around 240,000 chickens will be brought onto the 200 hectare property on the Escort Way, reports ABC.

Mayor Kevin Duffy says the council was concerned about waste and odour issues but resolved to monitor the ongoing situation.

He says the business will be subject to on-going assessment to make sure it meets environment laws for keeping "intensive livestock".

"Like we do with a lot of our major business in the area which involves lots of cardboard, but most of the proprietors, as in this case, are re-selling or recycling the waste as far as cardboard and those types of concerns there, so all we said there is that we'll monitor waste," he said.

"As regard to the odour issues, they are issues that are controlled by the [Environmental Planning and Assessment] Act and they are things that are monitored along the way."

Mr Duffy says the business will provide an employment boost to the region.

"It does have economic benefits to the area," he said.

"When it's up and completed it's suppose to have about 240,000 chooks or chooks laying eggs there.

"It's going to employ around eight to 12 people to start with, but over a period of time when it's fully operational we hope to get it up around 40 or 50 employees."

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