Southern Meats Pty Ltd have strategically located their hi-tech abattoir in Goulburn, NSW, the heart of Australia's finest sheep country. The region has a heritage steeped in the growth of Australia's famous golden fleece days. In the late 1860's, it was a bustling township serving as a commercial centre for a prosperous wool growing district.
Goulburn is today just two hour’s drive from Sydney's air and seaports. It remains an important rural cross-roads providing Southern Meats with prime export product from the surrounding sheep growing areas. Its proximity to Sydney ensures the company's Fine Brand range of processed lamb, sheep and offal are easily accessible to worldwide markets.
The Southern Meats Company has recently joined with another Australian owned sheepmeat processor, the Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited (WAMMCO). Both companies share enviable reputations and brands in domestic and export markets. By working together closely, the two companies can supply high volumes of high quality product throughout the year.
Packed under the well-known Fine Brand label, Southern Meats discerning customers are assured that our product is of the highest quality. Not only is the meat grown in the clean, healthy environment of Australia's beautiful Southern Highlands region but it is processed in a state-of-the-art operation that meets with the stringent standards of the E.C. and USDA. These standards are supervised by AQIS, the Australian Quarantine Inspection Services. Southern Meats facility has the capacity to process 8,000 sheep and lambs per day. Livestock selected by the company are kept in covered yards on their arrivals at the Goulburn plant to ensure their conditions remains at a premium. The plant processes sheep and lambs utilising the latest hi-tech automated equipment-slaughtering, boning, chilling, freezing and rendering by-products. All stock are slaughtered to Halal practices with strict hygiene and quality control applying to all aspects of the production line.
The abattoir is waste-conscious - by-products are turned into tallow, meat and bone meal, pet food, blood meal, lamb and sheep runners. The sheep skins are treated and prepared for exports. The company has invested considerable resources into ensuring that all environmental standards are met.
Southern Meats prides itself on the plant's flexibility to provide you with a wide range of primal cuts and retail ready packs. Meat is packed, wrapped and labelled to your requirements. All international market labelling and documentation requirements are met and foreign language labelling can also be arranged. We export to customers in the Middle East, South-East Asia, Korea, Japan, UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Africa, Mauritius and the Pacific Basin with a full range of chilled and frozen bone in and boneless mutton and lamb cuts, as well as assorted offals.
A fully automated freezing and chilling system ensures that quality control is maintained to the highest possible standards.
Southern Meats believe that quality counts. The company is committed to continual staff training and skills upgrading for all its employees.
As one of Australia's leading sheep meat exporters, Southern Meats dedication to quality in all aspects of production assures you buy only Australia's best. When you buy Fine Brand sheep and lamb meats.