The Hunter Premium Produce storage and production facilities are situated at Hunter, 9 kilometres west of Elmore in Central Victoria.
All elements of the business are managed from this central point, allowing for prompt communication and streamlined management through all stages of the Hunter process.
All grain at Hunter Premium Produce – for wholefood customers and stockfeed products – is passed through dust aspirators before transfer to interior silo storage to ensure the cleanest possible quality produce.
Hunter Premium Produce has vast interior storage for the individual cleaned grain and seed before it reaches our production blending lines.
State-of-the-art blending facilities from the internal silos enable consistency to meet specific orders and the 40-plus Hunter Premium Produce lines.
Our Production Team oversee the programmed filling and produce bagging to ensure quality control and correct mixes/weights are packed.
Robotic technology has also brought an automated element to our packing lines.
The heavy lifting by a recently installed robotic system has assisted with the bagged grain being uniformly stacked.
This lifting saves on manual handling by team members, bringing better OHS outcomes for staff and a productivity gain in all production areas.
Raw grain and the full range of Hunter Premium Produce are stored on-site, ready for distribution to our reseller network.
Our Elmore-Hunter facility can hold up to 4500 tonnes of raw grain, which is stored correctly in various silos around the site.
We also have room, under roof, to stack over 90000 bales.
In our bagged produce storage, we have the capacity to stack over 1000 tonnes of ‘ready for market’ produce on pallets in high storage racks in over 40 segregations.
Capacity - 4500 tonnes of raw grain - over 90000 Bales - Over 1000 tonnes of ‘ready for market’ products.
Trucking & Tracking Produce
Our weighbridge ensures precise data for incoming and outgoing grain and raw material.
Recording weights for our wholefoods customers to supply production demand, and to provide data for our farming partners, is efficiently completed on-site.
All compliance and legal freight paperwork is provided at the gate. Hunter Premium staff are well versed in the requirements when transport enters or leaves the facility.
Clear access to and from loading areas allows quick transfer to and from the site.
Our Quality Control checks point throughout our production process ensures our produce quality and integrity are upheld. Biosecurity measures by all farming partners, location transport, on-site storage and production lines are of the highest importance.
All incoming and outgoing bulk loads are tested for grain moisture and protein. Test weight and screening of samples are also recorded.
This quality control allows Hunter Premium Produce to utilise specific grain loads for specific products.
HACCP Food Safety audits are completed internally every quarter, with external audits annually. In addition, Organic Certifications and Export Registrations are updated every year.