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How do you make First Light’s premium farm raised venison taste even better? Add a little Wagyu to it.

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Create something a little different

13 Nov 2019 · Supermarket News

A new range of quality First Light venison products hits stores this week, and First Light co-founder Jason Ross said he thinks Kiwis will love the flavour, texture, and convenience of the burgers, sausages, chipolatas and meatballs that have been lovingly created by his team.

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On Farm Story with James Greer

24 Oct 2019 · Farmers Weekly

A Central Hawke’s Bay family farm is combining bulls and Wagyu steers to make the most of its climate and the most of its family asset. They not only know what they are doing on-farm but also know the supply chain from end to end so can tick all the boxes expected of them.

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The results are in. A study funded in part by First Light, the New Zealand premium meat company producing Wagyu that Forbes recently called “the best beef in the world,” has found that middle-aged men can confidently consume their beef three times each week without damaging their heart health.

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A 20-year-old Lincoln University student with a special interest in maximising the value from every carcass is the recipient of First Light Foods’ annual scholarship.

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Quality genetics and great farmers have proved a winning combination for New Zealand food producer First Light Foods.

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First Light Foods is continuing to make waves globally after taking out gold for the second year running at the 2019 World Steak Challenge in Dublin. 

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Demand drives need for finishers

21 Jun 2019 · Farmers Weekly

A 30% increase in demand for First Light Wagyu beef has led the Hawke’s Bay company to look for more farmers to finish its cattle.

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After a record 12 months which has seen the company pick up a number of accolades, including being named Best Beef in the World by the highly regarded Forbes.com, First Light is looking for farmers to join its team of finishers.

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