Doubling The Angle Dairy

Client: Australian Fresh Milk Holdings Pty Ltd

Project: Milking Parlour at The Angle Dairy, Gooloogong, NSW

Description: This $100 million project will double the dairy's current milking capacity, taking its herd to 5,500, with 140 staff.

Barnson’s Role: Building design and hydraulic design, geotechnical investigation and testing and structural design.

Time frameBuilding work started early in 2016 and will continue in stages over the next few years. Stage one will see staff milking cows in the new milking parlour by July 2016.

Moxey Farms, near Forbes in the state's central west, was a family owned and operated dairy farm and Australia's largest single-dairy site. In 2015 the Moxeys joined Australian Fresh Milk Holdings, a four-way partnership between Leppington Pastoral Company, ASX-listed Freedom Foods and Chinese owned New Hope Dairy Holdings. Their aim in this project is to increase and expand production, building a new milking parlour plus tunnel barns and associated concrete pits. The project will create 30 new jobs and boost milk production which was at 50 million litres in 2015.

The first stage of this project has to be completed in a short timeframe, creating significant challenges for the Barnson team. To add complexity, the plans came from America so our had to convert them to comply to Australian standards.

Read more about the Moxey Farms expansion.