News

Producers benefit from Co-op

Members of Northern Co‐operative Meat Company Ltd (NCMC), the only farmer owned beef, veal and pork processing Co‐operative in Australia, will be enjoying the financial benefits of supply chain integration after the NCMC Board resolved to pay an additional incentive of approx. $3 million to its 1300 producer members. In a newsletter sent to members… Read more »

Local Pork Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan for Development of the Pork Industry within the Northern Rivers Region was launched by Thomas George, MP on Wednesday 15th July 2015. The Strategic Plan is an initiative of NSW Department of Industry, NCMC and the Regional Development Australia (Northern Rivers). The plan seeks to address current and identify future issues facing… Read more »

Tender for Casino abattoir upgrades

Northern Rivers manufacturers and contractors will be given 1st priority to tender for works associated with the Northern Co-Operative Meat Company’s upgrade to its Casino abattoir. Valued at approximately $30m, the project will build new cold & freezer rooms, with storage, packing, palletising, and dispatch areas. It will provide locals with opportunities to supply items… Read more »

New Boiler

Casino NCMC has proudly taken delivery of it’s new boiler! The new bio-fuel boiler will replace an existing 40-year-old boiler producing steam and hot water for the plant. The boiler caused quiet a stir during its 265km road trip from the docks in Brisbane to its new home after commencing its original journey in Thailand. To view photos and The Northern Star article… Read more »

Microbiologist Wins Award

Northern Co-operative Meat Company’s very own microbiologist Jessica Tunnage has been recognised for her passion and commitment to food safety testing. National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation requires NCMC to have our very own Microbiologist. Rather than recruit one, NCMC was able to upskill Jessica Tunnage through the six year Microbiologist course in just four years. Jessica… Read more »

Co-OP Fresh at Beef Week

Co-OP Fresh Veal display

As an exciting new addition to the 2015 Casino Beef Week Program, Northern Co-operative Meat Company and MLA presented “Beef on Barker” at this year’s event. Members of the NCMC boning team boned out a side of a vealer down to primal pieces while NCMC Food’s marketing team providing insight into the major markets for each piece. The product was then further broken… Read more »

NCMC Combined School’s Led Cattle Day

Over 50 local school students braved the rain to attend the first NCMC, Casino Show Society and Casino Beef Week combined school’s led cattle training day.

NCMC New Cold Store Project

NCMC has a number of Capital Investment Programs currently under-way to ensure the co-op can continue to meet regulations and operate safe and efficient facilities. The largest of the current projects is the Cold Store Project & Blast Chill Tunnel valued at over $30Million. The cold store project includes; a plate freezer room, freezer sortation ASRS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System), blast… Read more »

Casino Beef Week – NCMC Cattle Comp.

Saturday May 30th will mark a special day during the Casino Beef Week for NCMC. Starting from 8am will be the LED Steer Judging as part of the NCMC Cattle Competitions. Also featuring during the day is the NCMC Beef Expo on Barker Street with hourly shows. There will be carcase boning demonstrations, meat displays… Read more »

NCMC Beef Industry Day

Local Beef producers and school students turned out in large numbers to the recent NCMC Beef Industry day.  The event offered local beef producers to opportunity to hear options available to achieve premium prices for their cattle and receive an update on where MLA believe the market is heading. A common theme of the day… Read more »