About Us

The Karan Beef story

Karan Beef is one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of beef products and continuously sets the benchmark for excellence in the local beef industry. Karan Beef is committed to adhering to the highest-quality, productivity, hygiene, housekeeping and general maintenance standards.

    About Us

    KARAN BEEF is the leading producer of quality beef in Africa. Established in 1974 in South Africa, the KARAN BEEF Group is world-renowned for its premium quality beef. The Karan family have actively shaped the South Africa meat industry and internationally as members of The South African Feedlot Association and the Red Meat Abattoir Association.

    We buy cattle from leading cattle breeders and cattle farmers in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. We employ state-of-the-art technology and an industry-leading, humane and scientific approach to cattle feeding and processing beef. Our meticulous beef production process ensures our cattle are monitored for quality from gate to plate.

    This means KARAN BEEF can claim without doubt to produce the best quality beef on the continent. KARAN BEEF is the largest beef producers in Africa, accommodating up to 210 000 head of cattle at our Heidelberg Feedlot, Nigel Farm, Albert Falls facility and multiple holding stations.

    KARAN BEEF continuously sets the benchmark for excellence in the beef production industry. We were the first and is now the largest beef producers in South Africa to achieve the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food standards accreditation in 2007. We were also the first to achieve the subsequent FSSC 22000 accreditation – one of the highest Food Safety Management System (FSMS) certifications that can be attained worldwide. Because the quality of our beef is a non-negotiable, we always maintain the highest food safety accreditation certifications available worldwide.

    In addition, KARAN BEEF is proud of our locally and internationally acclaimed Halal standards. All our processes are accredited in South Africa by SANHA (South African National Halaal Authority) and NIHT (National Independent Halaal Trust).

    Internationally, we hold the MS1500: Halal Food General Requirements accreditations from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) as well as the GSO 993: Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules and GSO 2055-1: HALAL FOOD - Part 1: General Requirements from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization.

    We supply quality beef KARAN BEEF to most of South Africa’s best-known food retailers, butchers, beef distributors and wholesalers, as well as to caterers, hotels and restaurants. Our quality beef is also exported internationally to markets including the Middle East, Far East, the Indian Ocean Islands and the whole African continent.

    KARAN BEEF is committed to quality at every touchpoint. We do not compromise on the highest standards of production, processing and hygiene, ensuring that we lead best-practice in beef distribution and beef farming in South Africa and internationally.

    In addition to our crop and backgrounding cattle farms, feedlots and abattoir, our sales and distribution centre in Johannesburg plays a vital role in completing the quality beef production supply chain. This ensures that our customers can trust in the quality that the KARAN BEEF name promises. KARAN BEEF is committed to maintaining its position as the largest beef producers and fully integrated quality beef producer in Africa.

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