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Cobden's Industry 
The milk drying plant which was built by Fonterra in Cobden, is one of the largest milk drying plants in the world. The Cobden Plant processes a vast quantity of milk supplied by over 140,000 cows in the  region. It is understandable that Cobden is regarded as THE DAIRY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Fonterra largely paid for the connection of the natural gas pipeline from Port Campbell to Cobden allowing for the upgrades to the drying plant. Fonterra is also the largest employer of local people in the district..


CopRice Stock Feed Mill
The mill opened in Cobden in 1997 providing more support to the local farmers with the ready availability of dairy cow pellet rations to assist optimum milk production. The $ 11.2 million feed mill is a joint project between Pivot Agriculture and the Rice growers Co-operative Limited, the mill supplies farmers in Victoria's Western District and through to South Australia. The feed mill is a state of the art fully computerized processing plant and will produce 100,000 tonnes of balanced grain based stock feed pellets. Up to 20 people will be employed at the feed mill in areas of transport, maintenance and office staff.
Truline Post drivers
Truline was established nearly 26 years ago by the late Bob King. Today with new owners Robert and Catherine Marr this industry continues to produce high quality reliable farm machinery for the farmers of Australia. With farmers producing more silage and round bales of hay the need for the Truline range of equipment has grown. Truline Post Drivers manufacture small and large roll handlers,  hydraulic post drivers, silage arms, roll forks, front-end loader forks, and the (NEW TRULINE TWIN BALE FEEDER).

Cobden Industrial Estate
Cobden Industrial Estate was launched late 1998 in an effort to attract small businesses to a centralized site which is ideally located on the Cobden - Terang Road with easy access to the Cobden - Warrnambool Road and Princes Hwy via Camperdown.
The site has  Natural Gas, Water, Sewerage, 3phase power and Hwy frontage. Site plans are available from the Corangamite Shire.
For enquiries regarding the Cobden Industrial Estate, contact Mr Terry Binder at Corangamite Shire on 55 937100. 

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