Hay exporters shuffle their decks

DRY conditions have driven employment restructures at hay exporters, Balco and Gilmac, both major employers in the Balaklava area.

Balco reduced staff levels by seven positions at the start of December, while Gilmac dropped a shift but relocated staff to other sites, both on the back of well-below expected hay supply.


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Pictured is Balco CEO, Rob Lawson (left) and Gilmac general manager, Mark Heaslip.