Good Earth Dairy, an Australia commercial camel milk producer, has secured a government grant to support construction of a fresh and powdered camel milk processing facility in Perth, according to a report in Business News Australia.
The A$20 million ($14.2 million) project aims to establishing Australia’s first dairy facility exclusively for camel milk products, generating over 90 new jobs upon full asset utilization.
Commenting on the move, Good Earth Dairy founder and CEO Marcel Steingiesser said: “Australia, particularly Western Australia, is in a unique position to be a global leader in camel milk production. […] We have the livestock, the technology, the climate and the opportunity; now we have the backing to take everything to the next level and begin growing on an international scale”.
The new facility, which will be operational in 2026 , will allow Good Earth Dairy to increase production to 21.9 million litres per year, as well as paving the way for its entrance into the infant formula market.
Source: Business News Australia