MILKING IT: The Toowoomba Integration Milk Project’s massive export goal could bring confidence back to the dairy industry. FILE
A MULTI-MILLION dollar factory on Toowoomba’s western fringe could trigger a resurgence in the state’s dairy industry and result in up to 300,000 litres of fresh milk exported to China every day.
The $35 million project could be a boon for the Darling Downs’ 150 dairy farmers who collectively have battled crippling milk price wars and a drop in the domestic market demand.
Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation state president Brian Tessmann said the Toowoomba Integrated Milk Project being built beside Wellcamp airport could give the industry the confidence boost needed to attract more investment and turn the tide on the farm closures.