Alliance Group’s $8.6 million new venison plant at its Smithfield site, near Timaru, is now operating at full capacity. New Zealand’s leading meat processor and exporter is processing up to 420 carcases a day at […]
Focusing on export meat product – lamb, beef, venison, beef – in plant and processing, also cuts, butchers.
Lamb processor Craig Hickson was “chuffed” when he learned he was to be awarded the 2012 Allflex Federated Farmers Agribusiness Person of the Year in July. Adding a new Welsh meat plant to his business […]
In early September, Affco’s Imlay meat processing plant in Whanganui became the first plant to introduce the new ‘Ovine Post-Mortem Inspection’ regime. The new inspection regime involves company staff, rather than AsureQuality personnel, checking carcases […]
Last Tuesday, AFFCO’s Imlay plant in Whanganui was the first to be allowed to introduce meat inspection by its own employees. Till then this function has been performed exclusively by government employed meat inspectors, originally […]
Cattle supply has virtually dried up earlier than expected this season, Allan Barber has found. Writing in his most recent blog, he says settlement of the industrial dispute at AFFCO barely came in time to […]
A controversy blew up in the US in March and April about the use of lean finely textured beef (LFTB) – also pejoratively coined as ‘pink slime’ – in manufactured ground beef. Lean, finely-textured beef […]
Young New Zealand butchers across the country have begun sharpening their knives in anticipation of the 2012 Alto Young Butcher and Retail Meat Industry Training Organisation (RMITO) Butcher Apprentice of the year competition. Current RMITO […]