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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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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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NZ venison rated top quality

6 Jun 2019 · Rural News

First Light Foods, a major exporter of venison, applauds deer farmers’ product quality, says Toni Frost, who runs the company’s venison operation.

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After more than a year’s thorough research and careful planning the New Zealand red meat sector’s country of origin brand Taste Pure Nature has been launched in the chosen test market of California.

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First Light Foods’ beef celebrated in Forbes

21 Feb 2019 · Meat Export NZ

First Light Foods’ Wagyu Beef has lifted its international profile following a positive article which appeared in the prestigious US magazine Forbes early last week.

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Forbes raves about New Zealand Wagyu beef

16 Feb 2019 · Newstalk ZB

A small Hawke's Bay meat producer has been voted the best in the world by Forbes.

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With wellness on the tips of everyone’s lips, seeking the best ingredients available – turns out, there’s truth to the adage “you are what you eat” – has never been a greater priority. 

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Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

16 Jan 2019 · NZ Herald 'The Country'

Good news for beef lovers! A new study suggests grass-fed beef could help protect against heart disease.

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