These Companies recognised the supply continuity and product benefits they could provide to the petfood industry. Today, focused on pet health Pasture Petfoods offers a comprehensive range of petfood ingredient products, modern contract processing and support services to the petfood industry.
Our shareholder suppliers provide the business with a guaranteed and continuous supply of raw material across multiple species.
Pasture Petfoods are here to provide safe products and stand-out customer service.
Pasture Petfoods are here to provide that service and we offer safe products and stand-out customer service.
Alastair Kendon: General Manager.
Alastair commenced his career in the meat industry in 1991 and brings over 25 years’ experience in supply chain and sales / marketing experience having worked in a number of different roles within the NZ meat industry.
Damien Fergus: Chief Operating Officer.
Damien joined Pasture Petfoods in 2016 and brings 20+ years of experience in the Technical, Product Development and Operations functions of a range of multi-national food businesses from working in NZ, Australia and the UK.
Our farming families are linked through our founding shareholder meat export companies that process 52 weeks per year providing a security of supply.
These suppliers treasure their land and pastoral heritage and have a commitment to animal welfare, food safety and environmentally sustainable methods of farming. Many are 4th, 5th, and 6th generation caretakers of their family properties.
Livestock is raised as nature intended, being free-range from birth to harvest on a 100% natural diet of pure air, clean air, brighter light, enriched soil and green grass.
Farm practices are controlled and audited to robust Farm Assurance Programmes (FAPs) which enable us to offer product with assurances in terms of origin, traceability, bio-security, animal health and welfare, integrity and authenticity.
These FAPs are NAWAC (i) and UK FAWC (ii) 5 Freedoms compliant and JAS-ANZ (iii) accredited:
(i) National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee
(ii) Farm Animal Welfare Council
(iii) Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand
As an Island Nation in the South Pacific Ocean we are blessed with a unique and special environment in terms of clean air and open blue waters. One of the best locations in the world to source fish and farm outdoors.
All our ocean fish are sourced sustainably from the Pacific Ocean or Tasman Sea while our salmon is farmed in the majestic marine environment and deep waters of coastal New Zealand.
Our chicken products are all farmed locally in New Zealand in a cage free environment where the use of growth hormones is prohibited as is the use of genetic modification. Additionally chickens are farmed in accordance with the ‘Five Freedoms’ principles of animal welfare.