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Intensive Industry Investment Guides

Buloke Shire Council is actively seeking to attract investment in intensive agriculture, and related business activities, to the Shire.

Buloke Intensive Livestock Investment Guides

Poultry Meat Investment Guide 

Chicken meat farming had estimated revenue in Australia of $519 million in 2022. Poultry processing had revenue of $8.3 billion in 2022 of which $7.7 billion was from chicken meat processing and $603 million was from other poultry meat processing.


Egg Production Investment Guide   

The Australian layer egg farming industry produces 6.3 billion eggs and has farmgate gross revenue of $1.124 billion per year, with an average annual growth of 2.5% over the past decade. Growth is expected to continue at an annual rate of 1.5% per year over the next five years. Australians, on average, consume 248 eggs per year and this has stabilised over the past few years after rising rapidly between 2000 and 2018. 


Pig Meat Investment Guide 

Australia’s pig production sector is re-emerging after considerable restructuring of the industry over the past 20 years. In 2021, there were 1,218 farm businesses in Australia producing pigs, with a total herd of 2.58 million and around 270,000 breeding sows.

Of these, 253 farm businesses were in Victoria and 497,000 pigs were under production (or 19.3% of the national total).


Lot Feeding Investment Guide    

In 2022 the estimated annual revenue for the Australian beef feedlot industry is $5.4 billion, and this has increased at an average annual rate of 6.7% over the past decade, with an average profit margin (before taxation) of 12.7%. There were 383 known cattle feedlot enterprises (of which 275 were small-to-medium enterprises).