Williston Abattoir

In February 2002, Williston Vleiskoöperasie took over the abattoir in co-operation with Farmers Direct Marketing (Pty) Ltd on a 50/50 basis. The co-op was responsible for providing livestock, while FDM was responsible for marketing the meat in the Cape Town metro.

Livestock for the abattoir is predominately Sheep and sourced by the co-op as well as independent agents in Williston and surrounding areas. In 2006, Williston Vleiskoöperasie and 26 of its shareholders and suppliers bought FDM’s share in the Williston Abattoir, which was refitted to handle the processes of a modern abattoir. Shareholding has since increased to include 50 private shareholders, with the management shared between Williston Vleiskoöperasie and the board of Williston Abattoir (Pty) Ltd.

As a supplier of some 100 000 carcasses per year, Williston Abattoir has registered the Karusaf brand. Meat from the Williston area is very unique and is enjoyed everywhere.