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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL – Beef bone extract brings flavour to food brand . . .

Our Requirement Our products are manufactured for consumers who appreciate quality cuisine.  We supply a range of products, from rich stock bases to flavourful…

Q&A Series with Dr Mike North – Article 1.

What type of ingredients or products do you provide to your customers? We develop beef bone broths and extracts to contribute to anything from…

Five ways Taranaki Bio Extracts can support you economically . . .

Economical resourcing – Relationships with raw material suppliers At Taranaki Bio Extracts we have strong relationships with a raft of export quality meat processors…

7 reasons our ingredients support your clean label brands.

All of the ingredients in our beef bone broths and extracts are 100% natural and come from sources we trust. We use grass-fed beef…

Clean Label increasingly favored by consumers . . .

Research by Innova Market Insights (2024) found more than 1 in 4 consumers see clean label products as a main route to their good…

Beef bone broth – adding a touch of spice . . .

The spice trade has a long history with spices popular in cooking throughout cuisine history and dating back to ancient civilisations in Egypt, Rome…

Bowls of beef bone broth and beef bone extract

The Beauty of Beef Bone Broth . . . Liquid and Powder

Our bone broths are made from meaty beef bones, connective tissues, and minerals supplemented with a range of fresh vegetables, herbs and spices.  Along…

Vaughan Dew, Senior Sales Executive, shares 12 months on at Taranaki Bio Extracts . . .

“In the 12 months I’ve been here a key focus has been mastering the intricacies of our product line, delving into both the technical…

Bowls of beef bone broth and beef bone extract

Developing Trends in the Bone Broth Market 2024

There is a rise in product innovations with manufacturers introducing new flavours, formulations, and various packaging options.  Health-conscious consumers favour ready-to-drink bone broths, and…

Beef mixed bone broth pouring from a test-tube into a small ramekin on scales

7 Reasons Butler Premium Beef Bone Broths and Extracts are World Class . . .

Grass Fed – All of our ingredients are crafted from grass-fed, pasture-raised beef bones. They are a rich source of essential vitamins and nutrients. …

Family enjoying a healthy meal together

CASE STUDY – Taking a product from test kitchen to full scale . . .

OUR REQUIREMENT After doing a lot of research I came across Taranaki Bio Extracts and Dr Mike North – Because I was new to…

‘Supply Side West’ Delivers Strong on Education . . .

The main objective of their trip was sales-focused – to better understand North American market trends to support their growth in the USA.  It…

Halal Foods at Taranaki Bio Extracts – Trends See a Growing Demand . . .

Dr Mike North, Site Manager at Taranaki Bio Extracts, notes there is also strong demand from Muslim communities within western countries who aren’t predominantly…

Garnished bowls of broth beside tetrapaks of beef bone broth

Recent Market Research says Flavour is King for Bone Broth Retail Manufacturers . . .

At Taranaki Bio Extracts their priority is flavour so they’re well placed to deliver.  Flavour is an aspect they can control well due to…

Bowls of beef bone broth and beef bone extract

Crafting Your Solution – A Window on Customisation at Taranaki Bio Extracts . . .

Led by Dr Mike North, the team at Taranaki Bio Extracts enjoy applying their knowledge to develop ingredient solutions for customers. “I’ve worked as…

Dr Mike North, Plant Manager of Taranaki Bio-Extracts Plant 3

Food Science and Engineering Expertise Create a Premium B2B Ingredient Brand . . .

Dr Mike North’s background is in meat industry research.  During his tenure at AgResearch, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, Mike led the Agri-Foods…

Taranaki Bio-Extracts' Food Engineer and assistant formulating a customised beef bone broth

Food Engineering Expertise Leads Development of Extracts Plant . . .

Every day new food ingredients and food products are developed. The food manufacturing processes needed to bring these safely and sustainably to the world…

Beef mixed bone broth pouring from a test-tube into a small ramekin on scales

Butler – Presenting the New Zealand Difference to International Markets . . .

The New Zealand Difference is all about the unique nature of TBE’s provenance offering and the robust character this brings.  It’s the qualities that…

New Zealand Bone Broth Manufacturer Launches Premium B2B Food Ingredients Range.

“Branding our food ingredients range was about stepping into a new space where we’re responsive not only to our customers, but their customers too. …

Specialist Insights on Today’s Food Consumer

Personalised Health and Nutrition Holistic health and wellness has evolved as a macro trend, continuing to develop post-Covid as people amp-up their attitudes to…

Ramen bone broth – a taste of history . . .

There are several ingredients in a bowl of ramen like the ones you’ll find at ramen shops; stock, tare, noodles, and toppings / garnishes…

CASE STUDY – Top Quality Ingredients for Leading Beef Noodle Soup . . .

OUR REQUIREMENT Producing a leading beef noodle soup, our brand is delivered to the world.  It combines top quality ingredients to create winning flavours.…

Travel to the United States Opens up Opportunity . . .

A recent trip to the United States proved valuable on all fronts for Site Manager Dr Mike North, and Sales Executive Vaughan Dew.  Pre-Covid,…

Food engineer and assistant crafting beef bone broth and extract products in extracts kitchen

Functional Foods Industry – What’s key to success in 2023?

Both functional food ingredients and products look to have opportunity.  Those that can offer more than just an energy boost or a favourable flavour…

Close-up of beef broth-based sauce pouring over a restaurant meal

Food Industry Trends 2023

Since the global pandemic lifestyles have changed dramatically.  Most noticeably with remote working patterns and the shift of workforce to home offices, with many…

Herd of black beef cattle grazing on lush New Zealand pasture

New Zealand Grass-fed Beef Bone Broth – The NZ Difference

Many studies have shown that the way cattle are fed and raised can have a large impact on the nutrient composition of their beef.…

Unpacking Our Packaging Part 3 – Going Forwards . . .

Some Easy Steps . . . Most immediately we realised that as an industrial packaging consumer you should pay close attention to where packaging…

Taranaki Bio Extracts Attending 2023 Petfood Forum, Kansas City

“At Taranaki Bio Extracts we’re all about providing ingredients to transform customer ‘possibilities’ into practical, product solutions – listening is key.  We believe in…

Unpacking Our Packaging – A Sustainability Review – Part 2

‘Bag-in-Box’ – Custom-sized packaging to reduce waste ‘Bag-in-Box’ or ‘Bladder-in-Box’ packaging is used for storage and transportation of liquids.  The concept comprises three elements;…

Unpacking our Packaging: A Sustainability Review – Part 1

We’ve chosen to align with three UN Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDG’s) that are key to our business.  This means filtering our business decisions…

Taranaki Bio Extract's team around a table in a research and development session

What is Transparency in business, and why it matters at Taranaki Bio Extracts . . .

What is transparency in business? It’s the process of having active and effective communication channels across the business’s various stakeholders – from employees, suppliers,…

Cattle in green pasture with Mt Taranaki behind

New Zealand beef and lamb among the most carbon efficient in the world

The researchers, which compared New Zealand’s on-farm emissions to a range of countries’ footprints across the globe, concluded that when New Zealand beef or…

Human Trends Parallel in the Pet World

A growing number of pet owners are treating their pets like members of the family since the pandemic.  There were some interesting shifts that…

Taranaki Bio-Extracts' Food Engineer doing food research with beef bone broth and extracts

Market Access – What it is, and Some of the Hurdles . . .

An official assurance, or export certificate, from MPI confirms that New Zealand products meet the requirements set by the New Zealand Government, as well…

Gaining and Maintaining Exporter Status . . .

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is one of the two main government agencies involved in exporting.  The other is the New Zealand Customs…

Bone Broth – A Fad or a Lasting Favourite . . .

Bone broth has been around for a long long time – It was part of the Palaeolithic diet when humans started cooking over fires…

Garnished bowls of broth beside tetrapaks of beef bone broth

Co-manufacturing – How companies can partner with Taranaki Bio Extracts . . .

A co-manufacturer is a company who will work closely with you on your brand to manufacture or package a product and distribute your products…

Taranaki Bio Extracts Welcomes Vaughan Dew to the Sales Team

Stratford born-and-raised, Vaughan’s returned to Taranaki with his family after 20 years of developing his career. Embracing challenges is a signature of Vaughan’s career,…

Beef Bone Broth – Market Dynamics

These days considering ‘health’ involves more than just thinking about nutrients and ingredients, and ‘better’ for the planet is more than thinking ‘organic’ and…

Female dog owner and her dog sitting on park bench

5x Trends Shape the Global Petfood Market in 2022

“Despite all the changes the past few years have brought, many of the same trends remain dominant in the pet food industry. The intertwined trends…

Greyhounds Loving Taranaki Bio Extract’s Beef Bone Broth . . .

CHAD  Chad is a 6 year old Greyhound. He is a large dog, and routine is a very important part of his pet life…

Bowl of vegetable soup and bowl of beef bone extract

For a food ingredient, flavour is a ‘must’ . . .

While function is vital in a food ingredient, flavour is a must.  Our broths, stocks, and bone extracts are crafted in an extracts’ kitchen,…

Collagen from Bone or Hides?

The primary use for beef bone collagen is as an ingredient in health supplements or in a health-focused food product.  It can also be…

Collagen – why it’s such a hot topic . . .

People are looking to functional foods and wellness products to enhance health and wellness and collagen is one of those hot topics.  Is collagen…

A range of beef bone extracts, with one being measured on scales

BEEF BONE COLLAGEN EXTRACT – An ideal Ingredient for functional foods

We have a range of clients internationally who value New Zealand’s animal welfare and environmental sustainability programs – it’s this care for the land…

At Taranaki Bio Extracts our ingredients are non-GMO

At Taranaki Bioextracts we offer the security of non-GMO in our food ingredients/ products.  This is because New Zealand has some of the strictest…

Dishes of DCB gel bone chips, peptone, tallow, calcium powder, pharmaceutical gelcaps

Case Study – pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients . . .

OUR REQUIREMENT We produce and supply animal-sourced pharmaceutical and nutraceutical ingredients for the export market. We sell powdered products for encapsulation and functional food ingredients. …

Providing True Traceability for our Customers – NAIT and E-Cert

At Taranaki Bio Extracts transparency is central to the way we do business. All of our raw materials are fully traceable from origin to…

The Quality Mark – Ensuring we use the best of New Zealand-grown bones

The best bones for us means they’ve come from animals that have been humanely treated and enjoyed a life roaming freely, feasting on New…

Bowl of vegetable soup and bowl of beef bone extract

What are the Key Aspects of Upcycling?

This is the second article of a two-part series on Upcycling: The term “upcycled food” was formally defined in May 2020 as foods that…

Upcycling – reducing food waste and creating quality nutritious food

One of two articles on upcycling . . . . Upcycling is especially about reducing food waste – “creating high quality, nutritious food products…

Environmental Manager looking over a lush Riparian area by a Taranaki waterway

Taranaki Bio Extracts – Partners in Riparian Programme

It’s all about taking responsibility for our environment – planting and nurturing the 400 hectares of land our businesses inhabit for the long-term and…

Team member with environmental manager in lush Taranaki riparian planting area

Riparian Success – A Strong Community is One that Comes Together

Started 30 years ago, an award-winning Riparian Management Programme has transformed Taranaki’s landscape with fencing and planting of thousands of kilometres of waterways. Today…

Family enjoying a healthy meal together

Keeping pace with purchase drivers . . .

As a supplier of premium grade food ingredients to food manufacturers what matters to them and their end consumers matters to us. Health and…

Close-up of beef broth-based sauce pouring over a restaurant meal

Discovering Customised Solutions

At Taranaki Bio Extracts we create customised ingredients which are one of a number used in an end product, through to a product that…

Bowls of beef bone broth and beef bone extract

Client Testimonial

OUR REQUIREMENT We’ve been a customer of Taranaki Bio Extracts’ for five years now.  As a food manufacturer of high-quality product, our challenge was…

Edible Tallow and product

Client Testimonial

OUR REQUIREMENT: A quality tallow product with specific technical requirements.  Firstly it must contain low or minimal free fatty acids (FFA), which requires a…

Excited to be Attending the 30th Annual Petfood Forum 2022

Taranaki Bio Extracts - based in Taranaki, New Zealand, are excited to be attending the 2022 Watt Global Media Petfood Forum from 2nd – 4th May. While hosting a stand wasn’t viable for them this year, Sales & Marketing Manager, Andrew Buhler is looking forward to the prospect of connections during his visit with like-minded, potential business partners, and the opportunity to learn from recognised petfood industry experts.

Sun setting over NZ hills and ocean

Earth Day 2022 –

For Earth Day 2022 we wanted to share our small steps to ‘Invest in our planet,’ and encourage and challenge other businesses who haven’t formalised their efforts, to do the same. At Taranaki Bio Extracts a sustainable approach is at the very heart of what we do. We upcycle and transform the best of New Zealand’s beef bones to craft our premium ingredients.  For us sustainability is all about meeting the needs of our customers, and their customers, without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.

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Our Logistics Path through the Pandemic

Covid - 19 pandemic has impacted most industries one way or another, predominately for Taranaki Bio Extracts it’s been on freight. To their benefit they have strength in dedicated resources focused on shipping and logistics, along with direct relationships with shipping carriers.

Bonefide Gold – Human Grade for Pets

We’ve spent years refining our recipe to craft the best quality New Zealand beef bone broths for food manufacturing customers worldwide. We’re now pleased to present Bonefide Gold – our human grade pet nutrition ingredient solutions. If it’s good for us it’s got to be good for them.

Three people standing in front of white van with three greyhounds

Bone Broth for Greyhounds

At Taranaki Bio Extracts we’re pleased to support Greyhounds as Pets (GAP) with supply of our human grade beef bone broth via their foster programme. 

Person in white lab coat pouring liquid in measuring beaker

Research at Taranaki Bio Extracts

Research and development is a key pillar for Taranaki Bio Extracts Limited. While we often carry out our own smaller research projects and product development work, we sometimes work with the broader research community on commercial R&D and pre-commercial projects.

Taranaki Bio-Extracts' employees doing Food Safety testing in beef bone extracts' kitchen

Client Testimonial

We receive 230 metric tonnes (half a million pounds) of concentrate from TBE annually - COAs present product that’s consistently high quality and on specification.