Kilcoy establishes a value-added protein producer network

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018

Kilcoy establishes a value-added protein producer network

Brisbane-based Kilcoy Pastoral Company (KPC) has doubled its processing capacity in Australia while simultaneously integrating with Ruprecht in Chicago and Weidao in Shanghai.

As one of the largest beef processors in Australia, KPC processes more than 400,000 grain-fed cattle per year, exporting the premium beef to more than 20 countries. Supplying the foodservice and retail sectors, Ruprecht focuses on fully cooked meals, side dishes and other raw items in its meat processing and food manufacturing facilities. Weidao Food Company is a producer and processor of frozen protein products, including beef, pork, cod, shrimp and other high-end protein products.

Integrating KPC with two leading value-added businesses in the US and China, Kilcoy Global Foods is now equipped with a fully modernised beef processing plant in Australia, end-to-end supply chain capability to service the US and China markets and R&D capabilities in both countries.

“We will harness the strengths of each business unit to establish a value-added network of protein producers, processors and suppliers. This international network is now uniquely positioned to add value at each stage of the food journey,” said Kilcoy Global Foods CEO Dean Goode.

“Our strategic direction focuses on quality, innovation and adapting to market needs along every step of the food journey, whether we are processing Australia’s best beef, sourcing salmon from Alaska, perfecting an Angus burger, cooking a meal kit for our global customers,” he said.

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