Cooperatives Alliance Holds Meeting in Coffs Harbour

The Cooperatives Alliance, a group of Northern Rivers Co‐operatives met in Coffs Harbour to plan the organisation’s activities for 2017. The Alliance membership is comprised of eleven member Co-operatives based on the NSW North Coast. Local berry cooperative Oz Group Co-op hosted the meeting at its new Coffs Harbour packing facility and welcomed representatives from… Read more »

The Land – Future proofing at NCMC exposed

INVESTMENT in processing is not a common thing these days – unless you are looking to a future in the red meat industry. At Casino’s Northern Co-operative Meat Company last Saturday, the doors were opened to the public – not a usual thing – to reveal how $40m had been spent upgrading cold storage to robotic control,… Read more »

Processors spend up on upgrades, technology

MUCH of the so-called super profits made by processors during the period of record cattle turnoff leading up until the end of last year is being pumped back into equipment upgrades and improved technology. Hundreds of millions of dollars has been reinvested in plants across the eastern seaboard, all targeting efficiency gains to try to somewhat… Read more »

Our House

Our House is a place where many stories come to light and intertwined. Our House is the purpose built accommodation for patients coming to Lismore for medical treatment. Since opening it has accommodated over 2500 guests from across the region from Ballina to Glen Innes, from Coffs Harbour to Tweed Heads. Ray Hayes, a resident… Read more »

The Young Farmer of the Year 2016

The Kondinin Group and ABC Rural’s Australian Farmer of the Year Awards are back in 2016 in a new format designed to recognise outstanding agricultural achievement. Farmers can nominate themselves or their colleagues for five awards in 2016. The two flagship categories include: The Australian Farmer of the Year The Young Farmer of the Year… Read more »

NCMC Casino Beef Week Charity Race Day

As a part of our continued support to the community John Seccombe, Chairman of the Board recently presented Casino Community Men’s Shed and Windara Community Centre with a donation from the funds raised at the NCMC Casino Beef Week Charity Race Day. Below: Photo of the Casino Community Men’s Shed & John Seccombe presenting certificate to… Read more »

NCMC Inaugural Veal Carcase Competition

NCMC Board and management would like to thank all producers who directly consigned their livestock for the NCMC inaugural veal carcase competition. The competition was well received and was not only designed to assist producers in improving their product through carcase assessments and feedback, but hoped to be another step in adapting the Meat Standards… Read more »

NCMC 2015 Award for Excellence in Work Health & Safety

The Northern Co-Operative Meat Company Ltd (NCMC) on-site NATA accredited testing laboratory has been awarded the 2015 Award in Excellence for Work Health & Safety by Pro-Visual Publishing. Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in workplace health & safety, food safety and hygiene, and health and wellbeing information resource guides for Australia and New Zealand… Read more »

Casino processor pumps profits back into productivity

PRODUCER-owned NSW livestock processor the Northern Co-operative Meat Company this year will pump upwards of $40 million into upgrades with the view to lifting productivity and driving costs out of the business to pave the way for future growth. An innovative new feed-up race system and processing box began operation last month and a state-of-the-art… Read more »

NCMC Project Updates

    As part of a four-stage project, the Northern Co-operative Meat Company (NCMC) has contracted Wiley to assist with upgrades at their Casino facility. Located in New South Wales’ acclaimed Northern Rivers, this region is one of the clean, green food bowls of Australia. To read more click the link – Full Steam Ahead Getting… Read more »