The Manildra Meat Company, owners of the Cootamundra Abattoir, have applied for an extension of a six month trial at the facility to produce fish meal and oil.
In September last year the company told Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council it believes the abattoir could operate profitably on a longer-term basis by introducing an alternative "feedstock" - fish - into its rendering plant.
Council has subsequently received an application to extend the trial.
The development application and accompanying documentation are available for public inspection until April 24 at Council's offices and on the council website.
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The rendering plant is separate from the main part of the abattoir, where, when operating fully, up to 4000 lamb and goats and 200 head of cattle per day can be slaughtered and turned into carcasses.
The rendering plant, on the southern side of the abattoir, is where the all the trimmed bits left over after the slaughtering, are sent to be converted into tallow and/or protein meal.
Instead of these trimmed bits, including fat, bones, offal and gut material, it is proposed to feed fish into the rendering plant and convert them into meal and oils that can be used in a range of food production processes such as the aquaculture industry, notably the salmon industry in Tasmania.
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