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It’s a name that stands for quality, Meatco is the name behind Natures Reserve.

A world class company with a world class product. With a global reputation for quality excellence, this producer of prime free range beef is geared towards supplying its products in to the demanding global market. Meatco’s customers include high end premium retail outlets, restaurant groups, processors and manufacturers in southern Africa, Europe and globally. A company dedicated to bringing the unique flavour of this remarkable country to the worlds doorstep with products like Natures Reserve which boasts a tenderness, taste and succulence that lives long in the memory.

Meatco was established as a result of co operation between the Namibian farming community and the country’s government in the 1980’s. Today this modern multi-national company is the cornerstone of the nation’s meat industry with six high quality processing facilities in Namibia, headquarters in the thriving capital city of Windhoek and offices in the UK and South Africa.

The scale of the company is impressive. Each year Meatco produces more than twenty seven thousand tons of beef, two hundred and fifty thousand leather hides for the luxury car market, and fourteen million tins of food products from its canning operation. Meatco has fourteen hundred employees and is an important part of Namibia’s labour industry.

Constant investment in its people continually improves knowledge and abilities with an emphasis on equal opportunities. Meatco prides itself on operating to the highest standards of product safety, reliability, hygiene and traceability. Its processing facilities in Namibia rival the very best in the world, and are regularly verified by independent international audit companies. A leader in best practice, Meatco has a food quality management system that conforms fully to international food certification requirements and is applied all the way through the process. As well as receiving international acclaim for being healthy and wholesome, Meatco’s beef is professionally packaged to the high standards required by it’s international customers.

Sophisticated freezing and cold storage facilities maintain a constant temperature and ensure the meat is kept in a strictly controlled, hygienic and fully monitored environment. The end product is free range beef cuts, chilled vacuum packed, farm fresh for up to six months and steaks that are superbly tender, succulent and full of flavour.

Traceability is of paramount importance with advanced technologies ensuring that customers get exactly what Meatco promises to deliver. Meatco adheres to the Farm Assured Namibian meat scheme or FAN meat, a nationally administered scheme that fully complies with the requirements of the European union. This world class tracking system provides full assurance of traceability and sets standards of meat hygiene and animal welfare while banning the use of antibiotics and growth hormones. Every point in the production chain is inspected and certified and through identification tagging, the movements of finished products can be traced right through from farm to fork.

Meatco procures only the finest cattle for Natures Reserve from Namibian farmers with world-class extensive systems and free range herds just as nature intended. This is a way of life that produces the best prized beef that is ideal for export. But choose Natures Reserve and you are choosing more than a passion for quality because Meatco has a passion for the welfare and development of Namibia. This is a company that helps the country’s farmers to thrive, a company that supports its community, that cares about animal welfare and that takes its people seriously.

Natures Reserve doesn’t just taste good it does good – Meatco a company that cares passionately about its product, its customers and its country.


A name that stands for quality

Meatco is the name behind Natures Reserve. A world class company with a world class product.
With a global reputation for quality excellence, this producer of prime free range beef is geared
towards supplying its products in to the demanding global market

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