New Zealand farmers are acknowledged world leaders in the production of livestock.
This reputation is earned through a commitment to producing natural, grass-fed sheep and cattle and stringent adherence to safe food production practices. This is in keeping with our AFFCO concept of being the best in everything we do - from the farm gate to the dinner plate.
The first step in AFFCO's production chain is securing premium livestock to satisfy our customers' requirements.
AFFCO employs experienced livestock buyers and is represented in all rural towns and provincial centres throughout the North Island and is progressively expanding in the South Island. These buyers are experienced stock handlers, who regularly visit their farmer clients to discuss new and emerging market trends, trade stock information, and source the best of New Zealand's premium beef and lamb.
The primary tool of our buying team is AFFCO's livestock procurement plans and programmes, designed to ensure the stock we secure is consistent with our customers' requirements.