Our points of difference

Oamaru Meats Limited (OML) – sister company of BX Foods – is a specialist processor focused on achieving the highest levels of efficiencies for our farmers and customers. We achieve this by constantly adapting and improving our processing systems.


  1. We offer same day or prompt kill delivering at least a 400-gram benefit for lamb
  2. We process all year round and up to seven days a week during peak season (beef, lamb, calves)
  3. We operate to global best practice animal welfare standards
  4. We work in real time pelt feedback via our South Island Skins operation
  5. We are led by an experienced leadership team who focus on delivering a premium service to our consumers
  6. We deliver timely and comprehensive production information to our suppliers


Lean Meats is incorporated by a group of farmers with the goal of increasing lamb returns.
The Oamaru plant is purchased by Lean Meats Oamaru (LMO), and a specialist lamb and beef toll processing company is founded.
Binxi cattle company invests capital and becomes 24.9% shareholder, linking Oamaru with China's growing market.
Binxi acquires 100% shareholding, Oamaru Meats Limited (OML) and the BX Foods brands are created


OML Accreditations for ME137:

  • Multiple market access including China, North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East
  • Halal Slaughter (NZIDT and FIANZ)
  • BRC
  • Aus Meat Standard for Animal Welfare
  • Organic Certified