Falkland Islands Meat Company
The Falkland Islands Meat Company, or FIMCo, was established to give wool farmers an opportunity to diversify into meat production.
Located outside Stanley, the Sand Bay abattoir is an EU accredited, export meat plant (designation FK-01), commissioned and approved for mutton and lamb exports in 2002 and beef in 2008
Meat is produced to the highest standards, monitored using HACCP and company Quality Control checks, which are carried out continuously during production.
Since its first year of export production in 2003, FIMCo has seen its customer base expand into seven countries – UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Malta and Chile.
In 2005 FIMCo entered the local market, providing a reliable supply of quality meat to domestic customers.
Sheep and cows in the Falklands live in wide open paddocks and hillsides, feeding on native coastal tussac, greens and vast ‘white grass’ pastures.
Livestock is transported directly from farms in approved livestock trucks, and on arrival are rested in the purpose built lairage facility.
Our role at FIDC
We advise and assist the management of FIMCo, encouraging and enabling greater co-ordination of supply to the abattoir and ensuring the sustainable increase of farmers choosing to supply animals – particularly higher value lamb meat – to the abattoir.