First Light Seeking More Farmers

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

The producer group, with a company head office in Hawke’s Bay, entered the market with grass-fed wagyu beef in 2011 and is now nationwide with more than 25,000 head.

Ten years on, the company is expanding its farmer numbers to keep up with both domestic and international demand for the product, which has surged.

First Light won gold in the World Steak Challenge in London last year and its beef is the key ingredient in Los Angeles burger restaurant HiHo Cheeseburger’s premium burger, which has won Best Burger in LA Magazine’s Burger Bracket two years running.

Photo: Grass-fed wagyu cattle now number more than 25,000 throughout New Zealand.  For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 21 June 2019