100% Australian owned and operated
Expanding markets, community values
The Midfield Group is one of Australia’s most successful meat processing companies. It is 100 per cent Australian owned and operated by the McKenna family.
In 2013 The Midfield Group was recognized as the Powercor Business of the Year at the Warrnambool Business Excellence Awards. This was particularly rewarding as it was a direct result of the relationship we have with our staff and the farming fraternity. You can read more here.
From our Farms to you
At the Midfield Group we are committed to providing you with superior products at all times. Our meat and associated products will always be of the highest standard, with stringent quality assurance principles in place and regular reviewing of the methods we use across all facets of our business.
We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint, through the development of new technologies and the use of sustainable farming initiatives. Animal health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our day-to-day work ethic, while working for the long-term future of our community is at the core of our business.
Midfield Direct Online Booking
Midfield Direct customers can use our online form to request processing of livestock.
Union Station Lamb best in country
Union Station has been named Australia’s best lamb at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show. Union Station rack of lamb was named the Champion Branded Lamb of Show (Australia’s best lamb) in late May. Chief Judge of the Branded Beef and
Lamb Competition Elaine Millar said the overall quality of the beef and lamb entries were exceptional this year. “Due to the extraordinary marbling in both the beef and lamb entries, the uncooked visual judging was overwhelmingly the best we have ever experienced,” Ms Millar said. “Unlike any other year, there was extreme diversity in visual, flavour, texture and juiciness which provides a wonderful opportunity for retail, food service and ultimately the end diner to experience the multiplicity of taste sensations the seasons, regions and breeds bring to our plate.”
Midfield Protein Solutions
Midfield’s new protein biofilter air treatment system which will prevent odours being emitted into the atmosphere is in place and working well. The protein plant will utilize the company’s waste heat to create a significant amount of the hot water required for the daily operating needs of Midfield. It will produce high quality protein tallows and protein meal, create sustainable jobs and will enable the closure of the Levy’s Point facility, which has been operating since 1965.
By establishing the new plant at the Scott Street site around 200 truck movements will be removed from the road network each week, and when fuel is combined with the electricity and gas savings from the new, modern plant, the company’s greenhouse gas emissions will reduce by more than 100,000 tonnes per year.
Life-changing support from Colin
A generous donation from Midfield’s Colin McKenna has been ‘life-changing’ for Ben Stewart and his family. Ben and his family’s lives have changed dramatically since he started having seizures as a 10-year-old. When Colin heard the story he was immediately moved and contributed the $20,000 minimum, enabling Calvin the companion dog to join the family.…
New B-Triple trucks out and about
Midfield’s first B-Triple combination is now on the roads. Mark Leggett said the 85-tonne B-Triple, led by a Kenworth truck, took its first load of refrigerated meat to Melbourne on April 30. “The B-Triple is 34.2 metres long and can be loaded up to 85 tonne gross. It has approval to run from our Warrnambool…
Reducing our environmental footprint
The Union Dairy is implementing a variety of environmental initiatives with the aim of being a net zero carbon emissions business by 2025. Malerie Janes said the company was actively researching and implementing processes now, to meet the 2025 target. “It is definitely an ambitious target, but we are laying the foundations now to reach…
Works continue at processing plant
A variety of upgrades continue to be progressed at the Warrnambool plant. The protein plant is on track to be commissioned by the end of May, with the cooking equipment delivered in November and unloaded via crane (pictured here). The new protein plant will provide excellent environmental, energy efficiency and sustainability outcomes. The meat boning…
Dairy farming for quarter of a century
Dairy farming feels like home to Bruce Saffin. “At the end of the day dairy farming is my comfort zone,” Bruce says. “I grew up on a dairy farm near Mount Gambier and then spent 24 years working other jobs, before coming back to dairying. “I’m now managing my third dairy farm in the last…
New cattle yards
New cattle yards at Midfield’s Warrnambool abattoirs feature automatic air-operated drafting systems. Midfield’s Sean Waterson said the new yards replaced the previous set, which were more than 50 years old in some sections. “We had been doing some basic upgrades to the former yards over the past five years or so but it was always…
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