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

Fish and Game Election 2018

Posted on 27/08/2018
You have until Thursday, August 30, to place nominations for Fish & Game regional council candidates

Register now to attend the Rural Butchers Conference

Posted on 24/08/2018
Federated Farmers invites all Rural Butchers members to attend the Rural Butchers Conference

Winter farming photo competition

Posted on 6/08/2018
Send us a winter farming photo and be in to win an oilskin jacket

Climate Change - two days to have your say

Posted on 17/07/2018
There are only two days left for members of the public to have their say on what should be in the Government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill

Not too late to take Farm Confidence Survey, and be in to win a Mystery Weekend

Posted on 6/07/2018
Thank you to the hundreds of farmers who have already completed the July 2018 Federated Farmers Confidence survey

Rural Butchers Policy Work



2018 Rural Butchers Conference
Friday 21– Sunday 23 September at Tauranga

Butchers Blurb

Butchers Blurb December 2017

Posted on 21/12/2017
As thoughts turn to the festive season, let’s reflect on the highlights for the Rural Butchers in 2017

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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