[11 December/ NZ Farmer]

Alliance Group has begun building its new venison processing plant in Southland. The project to create the $15.2 million modern facility would include improved handling operations, increased slaughtering, a wider boning room and an increased offal area. Alliance Chief Executive, David Surveyor said the new plant was a vote of confidence in New Zealand’s venison industry. Mr Surveyor explained that the company was committed to the New Zealand deer industry and this investment would mean the company’s farmer shareholders would benefit from world-class modern and innovative processing facilities.