Rural Butchers

Federated Farmers Rural Butchers is an industry group that was started in 1988 to represent the interests of rural butchers.

Rural Butchers operate in the homekill sector and, as dual-operator butchers, homekill butchers or homekill contractors, are paid to kill and/or process unregulated meat from unlicensed premises such as farms by the owners of the animals.

Rural Butchers get together every year, for a general meeting and conference. All members are welcome to attend these gatherings to socialise, to meet with other Rural Butchers and to share thoughts about issues the industry faces.

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Rural Butchers Group News

Monday deadline for Climate change survey - be in to win Gallagher prize pack

Posted on 19/06/2019
Don't forget to fill in the climate change survey

Climate change members survey now open

Posted on 15/06/2019
The Government has introduced the Zero Carbon Bill and is also considering whether to include agricultural emissions into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)...

Primary Industries Summit & Awards - BE QUICK - Early Bird Rates Close Friday

Posted on 5/06/2019
BE QUICK - Early Bird Rates Close Friday

REMINDER - Banking Survey - be in to win an Air NZ trip

Posted on 13/05/2019
Banking survey closes tomorrow.

Super Early Bird Rates Closing Monday

Posted on 10/05/2019
The Primary Industries New Zealand Summit is aiming to be the national primary sector conference New Zealand has always needed, and never had.

Rural Butchers Policy Work


2019 Rural Butchers Conference
See the Butchers Blurb for details

Butchers Blurb

Butchers Blurb December 2018

Posted on 17/12/2018
With another year coming to a close, it is an opportunity for me to reflect on the past twelve months

Butchers Blurb

Posted on 23/12/2016
Another festive season is here and hopefully it is a busy time for homekill operators and DOBs. Let’s reflect on a busy 2016 for myself and the members of your Executive.

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