Don’t miss this opportunity to join an exclusive tour of the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange (NRLX) and the Northern Co-operative Meat Company (NCMC) to find out how beef reaches your plate. Experience a cattle sale day and a behind the scenes tour at the meatworks during the 36th Casino Beef Week Festival!

The Casino saleyard is currently undergoing a $14 million upgrade and once completed, will be one of the most modern facilities in Australia. Those attending the tour will experience the thrill of a live cattle sale in the refurbished facility and have a chance to meet farmers, auctioneers, Richmond Valley Council staff and other saleyard characters alike. The 30minute NRLX guided tours starts with a basic safety induction once on site and morning tea.

After that, visitors will be treated to a tour through the close-by Northern Co-Operative Meat Company Ltd, a unique and exciting experience for visitors, families and friends of those who work inside its walls. Since 1933, NCMC has established itself as an industry leader in meat processing, providing members with a unique opportunity to process livestock in world class processing facilities. The meatworks will open its doors so guests can tour parts of the facility and get a visual overview of desirable attributes of livestock and the various stages of processing. Guest will be treated to a facility tour of the cold chain management facility showcasing the latest technology and Dematic Multishuttle Automated Storage and Retrieval System.

Tickers are limited to 20 people per tour to facilitate a more authentic experience. This allows the guides to be flexible with the tour, often sneaking in some Q & A or sharing stories along the way.

Tours kick off at 8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am and go for two hours each. Tickets are $20 per person which includes morning tea at the NRLX canteen.

All attendees must wear closed in shoes in order to participate.

Tickets on sale now at the Beef Week office at 86 Walker St, Casino or call (02) 6662 8181.

EVENT DATE / TIME: Wednesday, 23rd of May. Tours start at 8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am


  • Photo 1: The new look NRLX. Photo: Richmond River Express Examiner
  • Photo 2: Take a look around Casino’s Northern Co-Operative Meat Company. Photo: Northern Star

ENQUIRIES: ENQUIRIES: Stuart George, Casino Beef Week President, 02 66628181,



Cristy Houghton