The Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) is a meat processing and marketing entity. Meatco serves niche markets locally and internationally with premium quality products that are traceable from the farm all the way to the fork. Meatco purchases cattle from farmers engaged in extensive livestock farming conditions that lend unique characteristics to the corporation’s end-product, which, after being processed through the value chain, realises a significant premium in carefully selected markets across the globe.
Meatco operates various slaughter facilities across Namibia and engages in related manufacturing and other production activities by means of production operations which include the Windhoek and Okahandja factories (the Oshakati and Katima Mulilo abatoirs ceased operation March 2015), tannery, feedlot, cannery and wholesale. Meatco’s vision is to have the most sought-after meat brands in selected markets in the long term interest of its stakeholders and aims to achieve this by creating added value for its customers through unique competencies, as well as cost effective and innovative processes, sound social and environmental practices and motivated staff.
This is driven by the Chief Executive Officer and his team of highly skilled executives under the guidance of the Board of Directors. Meatco is regulated under the Meat Corporation of Namibia Act, (Act 1 of 2001) with the purpose to serve, promote and co-ordinate the interests of livestock producers in Namibia.