MSM Milling: We have to value our local food production more than we have done
MSM Milling, our featured member, transforms Non-GM canola seed bought directly from more than 1,000 local farmers, into value-added oil, meal and stockfeed products at its fully integrated oilseed crushing, oil refining, packaging and stockfeed manufacturing operation in regional NSW.
MSM Milling is a recognised and awarded exporter that ships high quality, ready-to-use products directly to end-users in more than 15 countries around the world. MSM Milling company shares its story on how their business has been impacted by COVID-19:
We’ve seen a tremendous surge in demand for locally grown, pressed and packaged Australian auzure Canola Oil, both domestically and internationally. Our agility to respond to the sharp increase in demand, coupled with our location alongside major transport routes, meant we could quickly upscale production and deliver additional products to our valued retail, foodservice and food manufacturing customers.
MSM Milling is based in the middle of the canola growing area of regional NSW so our location again proved its advantage during this unprecedented time. Being based in a small community, coupled with the implementing of stringent measures, has enabled us to keep producing around the clock to keep up with domestic and export demand.
There’s a concerted move by many Australian buyers to support Australian farmers and manufacturers. Director Peter Mac Smith said: “One of the positives of COVID-19 is that there might be a mature debate about food security, where we come to value our local food production more than we have done. I hope onshoring becomes one of the most spoken words as we look to the future.”