BALMORAL ORCHARD - RESPONSE TO COVID-19 2020

  • The Australian Government has declared that the food supply chain is an essential service for the Australian community.
  • Balmoral Orchard will therefore continue to operate throughout the 2020 season.
  • Fruit grading, packing and marketing services will continue to be provided for allied growers, with the proviso that there will be compliance with new guidelines and precautions introduced at Balmoral Orchard in March 2020 and already submitted to allied growers. These guidelines and precautions include the following:
    • Site access is restricted to staff and to visitors for essential business only.
    • Authorised visitors must comply with social distancing, non-touch, infra-red temperature check and hygiene and sanitising measures which operate in the Balmoral pack-house.
    • Authorised visitors must complete a health declaration form (available from pack-house supervisor) prior to site access.
  • The health and well-being of Balmoral staff is of paramount importance and therfore management will follow the latest advice and regulations provided by Government and accreditation authorities relating to COVID-19. The guidelines and precautions at Balmoral Orchard are consequently subject to change without notice.

 

 

 

BALMORAL ORCHARD - WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

  • OUR MISSION - to produce best possible quality avocados for the Australian consumer in a healthy and harmonious environment

  • OUR BUSINESS - growing, grading, packing and marketing our own Balmoral avocados and providing grading, packing and marketing services for allied growers

  • OUR HISTORY - Balmoral Orchard was established in 1988 to grow avocados in the clean, crisp mountain air on the summit of the Australian Great Dividing Range in Toowoomba, South East Queensland. The spectacular, high-altitude orchard site was selected to produce slow ripening Hass avocados under optimum conditions for a top quality product. At Balmoral Orchard we have over 12,000 Hass avocado trees planted on 198 hectares of gently sloping land at an altitude of over 2,000 feet.

 

 

GOVERNMENT INTEREST AND SUPPORT

 

JUNE 2019: Bill Mair (left) welcomes The Hon Mark Furner, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, to Balmoral Orchard. Mr Furner and his staff visited the farm and pack-house on a fact finding mission. During his visit Mr Furner demonstrated a keen and supportive interest in the Queensland avocado Industry.

 

 


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