Five Founders’ cattle spend their whole lives in NAPCo’s care ensuring complete traceability from birth to processing. They’re bred with a focus on temperament, physical attributes and quality meat-eating characteristics.
All our cattle are given a life free from stress, enjoy pristine, natural Australian environments and often live with the same herd of animals throughout their whole life.
Complete control throughout the supply chain not only ensures full traceability but also ensures our Five Founders Natural Australian Beef meets our highest, consistent quality.
We’ve spent more than 140 years ethically raising our cattle, in a fertile land environment, to craft the finest quality beef for you to enjoy.
Animal care has always been one of NAPCo’s core values. Thanks to our ingrained, stress-free handling techniques, our cattle are known throughout the industry for their quietness and ease of handling.
As a cattle and beef company, the way we care for our animals is critically important because the happiest, most content animals are the best performers. So we insist on providing our animals with optimal conditions and treatment throughout their life.
Maintaining good ground and tree cover is essential to successfully work hand-in-hand with the environment. Our graziers philosophy is ‘forest friendly’ and as a result, we do not clear trees, with all our properties grazed in a responsible, sustainable approach.
In 2009, NAPCo entered into a formal partnership with Bush Heritage Australia to support conservation initiatives across our 14 North Australian and Queensland properties. As part of our environmental commitment, NAPCo have dedicated sections of three properties as Nature Refuge; the equivalent of 600,000 hectares of protected land, and with a goal to increase this over time.
NAPCo is committed to strengthening the adaptation and resilience of our lands biodiversity, productivity and carbon density and ultimately, its longevity.
Our pristine natural environment, clean rivers and fertile grasslands are a testament to our long term sustainability vision.
In April, 2019 Five Founders became Australia’s First Carbon Neutral certified beef. It’s our way of helping to fight climate change and deliver a cleaner, greener future for our planet.
Put simply, an independent national carbon and energy management company calculates our chain of production carbon footprint (hoofprint) from paddock to plate and we then purchase carbon credits approved by the Australian Federal Government to offset this.
We think they’d be delighted to discover the company they started continues to forge a reputation for innovative thinking, superior quality and animal welfare. And they’d be proud supporters of our efforts to ensure we all share in a better, more sustainable future.