Our Story

Nolan Meats is a 100% Australian, family-owned company founded as a small retail butchery business in Gympie in 1958. Today, Nolan Meats focuses on producing quality grainfed beef for the delivery to retailers, further processors, wholesalers and international markets.

The business is vertically integrated throughout the beef chain from breeding to feed lotting, processing, distribution and wholesaling. This allows the business to focus on ‘whole of chain’ value adding and maximising the information flow from consumer to the producer.

The processing plant is export accredited and has the capabilities to process over 2,500 cattle per week. Beef products from the abattoir are distributed around Australia and exports overseas to Brunei, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, Africa, Taiwan, USA and other markets.

The feedlot operation (includes a company owned feedlot and three custom feeding sites) turnoff over 100,000 head per annum and supplies over 80% of cattle processed through the abattoir, the remaining cattle being purchased over the hooks or service processed.

Nolan Meats was awarded the prestigious Premier of Queensland Exporter of the Year in 2011 and was a finalist in the Australian Export Awards in recognition of the company’s efforts in pioneering the application of food safety reforms under the ground-breaking Australian Export Meat Inspection System (AEMIS).

In 2012 Nolan Meats won the DAFF Biosecurity Award and the NAB Agri Business Exporter of the Year.

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