Silver Fern Farms increases Red Meat Supply to U.S.

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NEW YORK — Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand’s largest red meat producer and exporter, announced that it is increasing supply availability to help meet the needs of U.S. consumers and customers.

The company currently exports grass-fed beef, lamb and venison to the U.S. annually from 14 processing plants throughout New Zealand.

Classified as an essential service in New Zealand, Silver Fern Farms plants have been fully operational with additional safety measures implemented for production continuity. “We have maximized worker safety at all points of our operation, and strictly kept to guidelines and requirements outlined by government agencies during this difficult time,” said Matt Luxton, Country Manager USA/North America for Silver Fern Farms.

New Zealand has minimized Covid-19 with no reported community transmission. New Zealand is the 4th largest international supplier of meat to the U.S. food market.

“There have been many uplifting responses within the U.S. food processing industry to steady the national food supply,” said Matt Luxton. “We commend the U.S, its processing plants, and its worker unions for acting to increase worker testing, improving access to protective equipment, and activating federal oversights to ensure the safety of all U.S. meatpacking plants”

“As we go through this challenging time together, Silver Fern Farms is committed to providing its best pasture-raised beef and venison for our customers throughout the United States.”

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