After three years in mothballs their are signs, literally, of the Cootamundra Abattoir coming back to life.
Residents passing by the abattoir in recent weeks will have noticed signage is already in place signalling a return to production at the plant by Victorian based Australian Meat Group Pty Ltd (AMG).
has been bought by a Victorian meat processing company, reviving hopes for the return of hundreds of jobs to the town, lost when the facility closed in early 2017.
Based at Dandenong in Victoria the group confirmed earlier this year it had purchased the abattoir from the Manildra Group, based at Nowra in NSW.
AMG has an export-licensed beef processing facility in the southern Melbourne suburb of Dandenong, and a plant processing 3000 lambs and sheep a day at Deniliquin, close to the Victorian border.
ootamundra Abattoir has the capacity to process about 3500 lamb and 200 cattle a day.
Former owners Manildra shut the plant in February 2017. They bought it from original owners GM Scott in 2014, fighting off stiff Chinese competition.
GM Scott had upgraded the plant to obtain export certification.
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