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Aussie Farmers Direct to enter yoghurt market

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Grocery delivery business, Aussie Farmers Direct has announced that it will be entering the yoghurt market following keen interest from a number of domestic and Asian buyers.

The company recently installed yoghurt manufacturing equipment at its Camperdown factory in Victoria and aims to have commenced commercial yoghurt production by June this year. The Camperdown factory - or Camperdown Dairy as it is now known, currently produces both conventional and organic milk and butter.

Chief executive of the Camperdown Dairy, Peter Skene said that the Dairy had received significant interest both domestically and from overseas buyers for yoghurt and butter when it initially started looking into the project around six months ago, The Weekly Times reports.

Skene says interest from China and Singapore was the result of exhibiting at a number of trade shows throughout the Asian region over the past 18 months.

Skene says that the demand for high quality yoghurt is highly encouraging.

“Sales of yoghurt are flying along at the moment,” he said.

“In addition to our own needs, there has been discussion with a number of companies for much larger quantities of yoghurt.

“We are big enough to get into the (yoghurt) business but small enough to be flexible.”

Skene says that in addition to creating to up ten additional jobs in the short to medium term, Camperdown Dairy will also be looking to expand its portfolio further to include other dairy products in the future.

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