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

2018 Rural Butchers Industry Group Conference

Posted on 14/06/2018
Note: This event will be held later in the year than is usual

Rural Telecommunications Survey

Posted on 24/05/2018
The quality of connectivity in rural areas is a topic of frustrations for many of our members in various parts of the country.

Banking survey -win a Mystery Weekend

Posted on 11/05/2018
We need more responses for our first Federated Farmers Banking survey for 2018

Banking survey opens today

Posted on 7/05/2018
Welcome to the first Federated Farmers Banking survey for 2018

Our Tax Survey - What We Found Out

Posted on 18/04/2018
With the Government-appointed Tax Working Group up and running and seeking views

Rural Butchers Policy Work


2018 Rural Butchers Conference
Friday 21– Sunday 23 September at Tauranga
See the latest Butcher's Blurb for more information

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.