Monarto is currently home to the Inghams Hatchery and Breeder Farms. Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd is one of Australia’s largest privately owned companies and Australia’s largest poultry producer of meat and layer chickens and turkey.
A vertically integrated business, Inghams contracts growers to grow out the hatchlings to full size at which time the chickens are processed at the Inghams Bolivar Plant.
The Murraylands is also home to several businesses contracted as Inghams Broiler and Breeder Farms.
The Monarto hatchery currently employs 60 staff and a
further 80 staff are employed by their contracting partners
in the Murraylands.
Ingham’s Enterprises Pty Ltd built their Hatchery at Monarto in the early 2000’s. Ingham’s Enterprises Pty Ltd currently has plans to expand their Hatchery facility and further develop their breeder and free range operations within the Murraylands.