Emu Plains details
2 March 2017
Cows are coming home to Emu Plains Correctional Centre with 100 beef cattle due to arrive in the middle of this year as part of the Corrective Services Industries' Paddock to Plate programs.
Corrective Services NSW saves around $6 million each year through the Paddock to Plate self-sufficiency initiative.
Commissioner Peter Severin said around 100 cows would pass through Emu Plains each year and be tended by minimum-security female inmates from the nearby correctional centre.
"While we had to close the dairy last year, we didn't realise that the cows would be sorely missed, so we've found a more viable alternative to use the family land."