Meat Corporation of Namibia
|Vekuii Rukoro,Clara Bohitile|
Number of employees
|1 200+ (2009|
According to The Namibian ,The government announced in June that the ownership of Meatco will be vested in a cooperative with a majority shareholding of 70 percent, and the government will own the remaining 30 percent.
Production and sales
Meatco mainly produces frozen, vacuum-packed beef cuts for export. In addition, ready-to-eat meat and corned beef produced. All organic products come from free-range Namibian cattle.
Meatco’s biggest clients currently are South Africa, the United Kingdom and Norway, although it has penetrated various other European and non-European markets including Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, China and Dubai. The company has facilities in Windhoek, Okapuka, Johannesburg, London, Oshakati, Katima Mulilo, Otjiwarongo, Grootfontein, Okahandja among others. Its abattoirs are HACCP and ISO 9001 accredited and have South African export status.
Meatco has various programs in place to build relationships with its producers and to promote the sustainability of cattle production in Namibia. Education and support programmes are in place to aid communal producers in commercial cattle production, especially relevant in the Northern Communal Areas where it is estimated that if the commercial livestock potential of the area were unlocked, it would result in a significant economic boost for the region and to Namibia as a whole.
- The Namibian
- http://www.newera.com.na/articles/43997/Stampriet-wins-2012-Meatco-Braai-Competition Archived February 15, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- http://www.confidente.com.na/2012/05/16/meatco-foundation-hands-over-first-project-in-kavango-region/. Retrieved October 31, 2012. Missing or empty
- MeatCO Official website
- Meatco Corporate Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dwrAVHFlGY&feature=results_video