Meat Corporation of Namibia

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MeatCo Namibia
Limited
Industry Food
Founded 1986
Headquarters Windhoek, Namibia
Key people
Vekuii Rukoro,[1]Clara Bohitile
Products Beef
Number of employees
1 200+ (2009
Website www.meatco.com.na

Meat Corporation of Namibia, locally known as MeatCo, is a meat processing company headquartered in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It is the largest exporter of prime beef in Namibia.[2]

Ownership[edit]

According to The Namibian[3] ,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[edit]

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[4] and ISO 9001 accredited and have South African export status.[5]

Sponsorship[edit]

Meatco has various[6] 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[7] 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.

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