At The New Zealand Casings Co, our goal is to make the best sausage casings in the world, so that you can make the best sausages for your world.
That’s why we only sell natural sheep and hog casings.
Sausages have been made since Ancient Roman times as a way to honor and utilise the whole animal they are sourced from. This ethos still stands today as sausages turn parts of the animal – the intestines (casings) and secondary cuts of meat and fat - that may otherwise be wasted or dumped into something delicious. You could say that the humble sausage is an age old waste minimization hero.
Which is why we are proud to be part of the hunting community. We love the sense of pride and responsibility that hunters have for their food. We respect all hunters who respect the animals they hunt by utilizing every last bit they can, and we are proud to be able to help you do it.
We are a small, 100% family owned company based in the Hawkes Bay. We supply some of the best butchers and boutique sausage makers around the globe, including some very fussy sausage making Charcuterie’s in France!
After witnessing some real scallywag behaviour from some of the big global casing manufacturers, Luke & Tracy wanted to look after the craft butchers and home sausage makers. They wanted them to have access to our best ‘A Grade’ product so they can make outstanding sausages, so this is what our internet packs contain. We hope you enjoy them. Happy sausage making.
All our sheep casings are sourced from New Zealand farms, where the animals are grass-fed and free to roam our rolling green hills. They are also free of artificial additives and growth hormones and are fully traceable from the farm gate to your plate. With so much natural goodness, its little wonder our lamb and sheep products are regarded as the best in the world.
All our sheep casings are processed in our dedicated, Halal certified, sheep casings facility in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand by our team of passionate sausage casing specialists and experts.
All our hog casings come from pigs that are born and raised in New Zealand by farmers who raise their animals with care. Our animal welfare standards are some of the toughest in the world. Not only that, 95% of commercial pork produced in New Zealand is also ‘PigCare Certified’ which is a separate, independently audited best practice accreditation for animal welfare, health and wellbeing.
Our hog casings are currently processed to our quality standards in a specialist facility in Australia.
So send us an order, then dust off your sausage maker, find a great recipe and get ready to make all your sausage dreams come true.
*‘Shorts’ are any short off-cuts of sausage casings that could be as short as 2ft. There are a number of manufacturers out there who cheekily package and sell these off to unsuspecting sossie makers. What that means for you is more time, more waste, more mess and poor value for money.