Quail processing venture launched

Australian cabinet minister Cameron Dick and Saki Macozoma enjoying a taste of quail

Australia’s Brisbane Valley Protein Precinct, in which Safika has a significant investment, has launched its new quail processing plant. It was officially opened by Australia’s State Development Minister Cameron Dick. Safika’s chairman Saki Macozoma was present at the event.

The R20-million plant is the first stage of the protein precinct master plan which will be completed in four stages.

“This is a great example of the private sector working with government to create jobs and economic development in Queensland,” Minister Dick said.

Brisbane Valley Protein has established hatching, growing and processing infrastructure – the processing plant is the first export orientated quail abattoir in Queensland.

“We are very excited by this venture. Already it is providing employment for locals but it means the Brisbane Valley name will be gracing the menus of some of the top nations in the world,” Mr. Brown said.