We are investing for growth with the planned installation of new Ultimate Leg Deboners at our Bolivar, Murarrie and Somerville primary processing facilities in FY24.
This new equipment more efficiently debones legs to make thighs, drumsticks and fillets using an internal x-ray which adjusts to different sizes ensuring higher production and reducing the labour needed to process the product. This will replace the current manual handling method, which in turn supports our safety objectives and drives efficiencies to meet demand for our products.
New direct stream injection (DSI) waterjet cutters are also being installed at our Bolivar and Murarrie primary processing facilities in FY24 to FY25.
The new DSIs will improve the rate at which we can produce fresh and value-enhanced chicken products – such as shaped and sliced chicken breast for schnitzels and stir fries – for our quick service restaurant and retail customers.
Together, these boosts to automation will help to meet the shift in consumer demand for Dinner Done and tray pack options.