Tomis Beef Abattoir first opened its doors in 2009. The abattoir was built as a result of the closure of Maitland Abattoir in 2007 and a subsequent lack of slaughter capacity in the Western Cape.
The Beef Abattoir has the capacity to slaughter 200 cattle a day and is separately operated from the sheep abattoir. The abattoirs’ share some of the cold rooms, dispatch- and personnel facilities.
The same high standards and guiding principles are followed in both abattoirs. Traceability systems are in place in both abattoirs. These help to identify carcasses by using barcode systems that provide all the necessary information about the product and its origin. Traceability systems are of great importance when certain characteristics need to be verified i.e. brand, specie of animal, source, etc. Traceability is also of vital importance for recall procedures.
Tomis uses Meat Matrix software in the abattoir, deboning plant and retail packing facility.
Tomis Beef Abattoir is also busy with exciting new projects to ensure better consistency in the supply of beef and beef primals.