Hellers is the largest purchaser of New Zealand pork for the production of bacon, ham and smallgoods. They also use beef, lamb and venison in their sensational fresh sausages which is sourced from NZ. These animals are traditionally farmed outside.
In 2008, Hellers won the Supreme Sausage award with Hellers Cheese Kransky and the 100% NZ Bacon of the year award with Hellers Middle Eye bacon. In May 2011 Hellers launched its Free Farmed Bacon and in the 100% NZ bacon awards of the same year won gold with its Middle Eye and silver with Middle and Ribeye Bacon.