Stephen Nel is the proud owner of Camo Meat game meat abattoir, a company he had been a part of since its inception.
Stephen’s experience in the meat industry was cultured from a tender age through his parents who always had an active interest in the meat industry, owning several butcheries and later also a biltong factory. This contributed to his diverse understanding of the industry.
From an early age, Stephen spent a lot of his free time on weekends and holidays at butcheries, a habit that equipped him with the much needed experience, knowledge and skills that he still calls upon to date.
In 2001, Stephen and his mother ventured into a new business together, the well-known Estelle Nel Taxidermy was established. This presented Stephen with yet more opportunities as customers made numerous enquiries about the processing of their meat when they brought in their trophies to the taxidermy.
Camo Meat was born out of these enquiries. Providing a one stop service – taxidermy & game meat processing on one premises.
After the realization of the potential market for venison or game meat, Stephen decided to embark in a business where he would buy excess game from the hunting industry and process it for the wholesale local market.
As the demand for quality venison meat grew expansively Stephen decide to increase production and expand the facility in order to meet the ever increasing customer base.
In 2017 Stephen started to explore new markets locally and internationally.
As a registered game meat abattoir, Stephen now worked closely with game harvesting teams, to meet the demand for game meat.
Today Camo Meat is a registered venison exporter.
Registered at the Department of health of South Africa – with a valid Reg 962 Certificate from Waterberg District Municipality – for our facility and cold transport vehicles.
A valid Wildlife Trade & Regulation Permit issued by Department of economic development, Environment and Tourism- Limpopo Province.
Abattoir Registration Certificate – issued by the Department of Agriculture – Limpopo Province Reg nr : 2/7 G
Member of PCOASA – Professional Culling Operators Association of South Africa
Member of GameSA – Game Abattoirs and Meat Exporters of South Africa.
Qualified Meat examiner and independent Meat Inspector registered with Department of Agriculture – Limpopo Province.
Independent meat inspection services provided by Agency for Food Safety.
Export Certification issued by Department Of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – by the director Veterinary Public Health. ZA 375
INDEPENDENT MEAT INSPECTION
Camo Meat has a service level agreement with an independent Meat Inspection service provider to supply us with meat inspection services for all export consignments to ensure food safety.
AGENCY FOR FOOD SAFETY Food Safety Agency (Pty) Ltd 296 The Hillside str. Lynwood, Pretoria , 0081 Phone: 012 361 1937 Fax: 012 361 7701 firstname.lastname@example.org
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