Stock Procurement

Hereford Prime Procurement Agents

North Island

Magills Meats - Waikato
Dave Whelan
Phone (07) 829 7926
Mobile 0274 784 941

Cabernet Foods Ltd - Lower North Island
Richard Williams
Phone (06) 372 7690
Mobile 021 519 153
OR
Tony Gallen
Phone (06) 328 6793
Mobile 027 590 1711

South Island

Bowmont Wholesale Meats
Robin Gamble
Phone (03) 486 1791
Mobile 0274 338 941

ANZCO Foods Ltd
Peter Mills
Phone: 03 312 0729
Mobile: 0274 339 312
Email peter.mills@anzcofoods.com
OR
Myles O'Donnell
Phone: 03 302 7748
Mobile: 0274 433 841
Email myles.o'donnell@anzcofoods.com

Do you have cattle eligible for Hereford Prime?

Beef Producers – here is a quality beef marketing opportunity…

Hereford Prime NZ offers beef farmers another marketing option. Export your beef via our partnership with Anzco Foods or opt to supply the top end of the domestic market with any of our beef processing partners.

Cattle eligible for our quality beef programme (at individual processing partners) are listed below:

Anzco Foods Ltd:

The criteria for both the domestic and export programmes comprises:-
  • Grass fed, hormone free cattle.
  • Steers and heifers.
  • 240-320kgCW.
  • Live weights approximately 460kgs to 720kgs.
  • P or T grade (fat coverage 3mm – 16mm).
  • Pure bred Hereford or Herford first cross cattle are eligible (Hereford Friesian first cross cattle are acceptable).
  • *Note: A registered Hereford sire must be used for progeny to be eligible for the export market and those cattle sent for slaughter must be tagged with a HPid tag available by phoning 06 323 4484.

Bowmonts Wholesale Meats Ltd:

  • Grass fed, hormone free cattle.
  • Steers and heifers.
  • 240-300kgCW.
  • P grade (fat coverage of 3-10mm).
  • Pure bred Hereford or Herford British breed first cross cattle are eligible.

Cabernet Foods Ltd:

  • Grass fed, hormone free cattle.
  • Steers and heifers.
  • 240-320kgCW.
  • P grade (fat coverage of 3-10mm).
  • Pure bred Hereford or Herford British breed first cross cattle are eligible.

Magills Artisan Butchery:

  • Grass fed, hormone free cattle.
  • Steers and heifers.
  • 240-300kgCW.
  • P grade (fat coverage of 3-10mm).
  • Pure bred Hereford or Herford British breed first cross cattle are eligible – including Hereford Friesian first cross cattle.



What is Hereford Prime?

Hereford Prime is a Branded Range of Quality Beef Cuts

Hereford Prime Carcases are individually chiller assessed to ensure they meet the strict specifications laid down by Hereford Prime NZ Ltd.

The Specifications include: (click below to view)

These specifications are in place to ensure the highest quality eating experience. Hereford Prime Beef prides itself on producing consistency and unrivalled quality every time.

The Assessment is carried out by trained personnel, using a pH meter, colour chips and eye assessment for marbling and rib eye quality.

Hereford Prime Suppliers are provided with feedback sheets detailing the performance of their cattle.

The Hereford Cow is:

Unsurpassed for feed efficiency Docile, predictable, profitable and easily maintained - the Hereford cow is a popular choice for beef producers.

A producer of unmistakable white head calves

The distinctive white Hereford head signifies a uniform product of consistent quality, which is easily identifiable - the key to marketing.

One of the worlds traditional quality beef breeds

Since its origins in Herefordshire in the 1700's the Hereford has become famous for its ability to convert feed and forage to quality beef.

Backed up by research, development and performance

A database built up through progeny trials, carcase evaluation and performance recording can identify genetics which assure a uniform supply of quality Hereford beef.


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