Alliance Group is increasing processing at its Pukeuri plant in North Otago to an extra 880 cattle per week.
The meat processing and export company says it will add an extra shift to handle higher demand at peak season.
Alliance is undertaking a number of modifications to the plant, including extending the cattle yards ahead of the change.
Pukeuri processes more than 10,500 sheep and lambs per day. More than 900 people work at the plant, which is the largest employer in North Otago.