Building Capacity in the Grassfed Beef Industry

Corporate Governance Training and Accreditation: Australian Institute of Company Directors Course The long term productivity and profitability of the grassfed beef industry is reliant on the industry being represented by producers with strong corporate governance and leadership skills. Cattle Council of Australia, in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia, are providing the opportunity for fifteen… Read more »

NCMC Foods Veal Carcase Competition

POSITIONING veal as a red meat category with the same consumer recognition as beef and lamb with the MSA stamp of approval is the big-picture thinking behind an innovative new carcase competition. Producer-owned and MSA licensed processor, the Northern Co-operative Meat Company (NCMC) has launched its inaugural veal carcase competition, open to all veal producers… Read more »

AGM – NCMC makes a profit

Casino’s Northern Co-operative meat company Ltd has posted a $23m profit before tax for the 2015 financial year. Chairman, John Seccombe has attributed the results to a number of factors including, the continuing drought-induced turnoff of cattle. “This is a great result for the Co-operative as we plan to heavily re-invest in our processing facilities…. Read more »

Low Stress Beef operations = Better Beef

Reducing stress in local grazing operations was the topic of discussion last Thursday at Wollongbar with the economic and social cost to the beef industry valued at many millions of dollars. Given stress on both animals and people is a significant issue the DPI, Northern Co-operative Meat Company and the Local Land Services collaborated to… Read more »

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 »