The passion for beef, the unbreakable bond with live cattle, and the unique personalised processing.


Own farms

Exclusive partnerships with our farmers create living cattle full of flavour and character.

Strict control

Interim checks and perfect traceability are the foundation of the best quality.

Own transport

Our drivers transport the products quickly and safely across the country.

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Beef specialist and pioneer for 70 years and 4 generations

From a fixture in many cattle markets to a beef specialist with extensive vertical integration. At Hemelaer, 70 years of experience translates into quality, certainty, and processing tailored to each individual customer. The live cattle arrive at the Temse site and pass through every step of the production process, all under our own management. Until it arrives at your location as a ready-to-use product in your own lorries.

Our 4 cornerstones

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Purchase or fattening of live cattle

  • own farms managing livestock

  • specialisation in double-muscled cattle of the 
 Belgian Blue breed

  • daily monitoring of livestock

  • advice from the feed specialist for 
 optimal growth and development

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Slaughtering with attention to quality and animal welfare

  • modern design with the latest 

  • targeted interventions to combat stress 
in livestock

  • designs of local and international 
animal welfare experts

    • Bert Driessen, expert on animal welfare at KU Leuven

    • Temple Grandin, animal welfare expert at Colorado State University

  • inspection by an approved veterinarian 
before, during, and after slaughter

  • always in the presence of experienced 

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Cutting and packaging à la carte

  • 3 production lines for processing customised for the 

  • newest technology and machinery

  • cutting into parts or consumer products

  • vacuum-packed or in a protective atmosphere

  • minimum production time between slaughtering and packing

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Transport and logistics under own management

  • safe transport with our own 
temperature-controlled lorries

  • full-time drivers with knowledge of 
meat products

  • daily quality check and disinfection of 
the fleet

  • to customers throughout Belgium

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