A slaughterhouse industry book, “A Cut Above” covers the history of the Alliance company Slaughterhouses.
1980 board of directors
First sheep going through as a “trial run” in 1960
Prime Minister Keith Holyoake speaks to the slaughterhouse workers upon the Lorneville slaughterhouse’s opening in 1960
New Zealand killed sheep were good enough for the Queen of England, 28th July 1960 “One of the lambs was sent to the Queen (see insert) and an official reply from Buckingham Palace to the agent’s head, Lord Macpherson, was received. “Her Majesty is very pleased to accept your offer of a New Zealand lamb and desires me to say how much your kind thought is appreciated.”
Cheap PR, giving one single killed sheep to the Queen, when as you’ll soon see, the company was killing MILLIONS each year.
1 million young sheep killed in a year for the first time
1.5 million young sheep killed in a year for the first time.
2 million sheep killed for the first time, 1968. Notice the victim is marked while alive, and then paraded once killed.
“This hapless animal with the paper hat became the 2 millionth lamb killed for the season on 23 May, 1968. It was a New Zealand record.””