The Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd (NCMC) is Australia’s largest meat processing Co-operative, proudly 100% member owned.

Our members are Australian farmers and businesses excelling in the paddock to plate philosophy.

Since 1933, we have established ourselves as an industry leader in meat processing, providing a unique opportunity to process livestock in world class processing facilities.

Our facilities are perfectly positioned on the east coast of Australia, drawing livestock from the best farming regions the country has on offer and are within close proximity to the Port of Brisbane, a major export hub.

Whilst we have grown and changed over the decades, our core values remain – respect, fairness and compassion. It is these values that translate into our quality service and products.

Our people and our community are our underlying strength and are at the core of our business. Today, NCMC has over 1000 highly trained and skilled employees, working across our five core business divisions.

We are a sustainable, profitable and diversified end-to-end meat processing business. This is achieved through our approach to quality; our fast flexible and responsive service offerings, the scale our operation and our value-adding services. It is this combination that drives our market reach across both Australia and the globe. The NCMC culture is to focus on our customer’s needs. Most importantly, we maintain a workforce that is willing, skilled and ready to respond quickly and professionally to unique and specialised requests for orders large and small.

All processing plants are externally accredited and are compliant with the most stringent standards in the world, all overseen by the Australian Government.

NCMC has central and on-site testing services provided by our NATA accredited laboratory facility.

Our systems across all of our facilities, can respond to our customer’s processing, branding and marketing requirements. We offer our customers flexibility in processing days and times to align with their logistic specifications.

Access to grading information allows our customers to translate the value of their product, by making informed busienss decisions on the subsequent cuts, branding and distribution for specific markets.

And this realisation of carcase value happens in real time.

The sophistication of our systems enables us to upscale or downscale in a viable and time efficient manner. This means our customers can distribute their products into multiple market places in a cost and time effective manner.We have an extensive array of product codes, with each operator provided with their own unique codes to allow for tracking and marketing. Our systems, allowing us to cut, package, brand and distribute to exact specifications, quickly and economically.

Our scale of operation and facilities create shipping cost and storage costs efficiencies. This service ensures viability for even the smallest operator.

Proudly, our approach to processing extends across the whole of carcase opportunity. We have global markets for both our co-products, by-products and hides.

“The service we provide to our customers results in products we are proud of and exceed expectations”