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

Fed's position on Carbon Zero Bill

Posted on 23/07/2019
Information you can use at Ministry for Environment public meetings

Public meetings on charging farmers for emissions

Posted on 19/07/2019
The Ministry for the Environment is holding public information sessions around the country in order to hear what the public has to say about the plan to start charging farmers for their emissions

What Feds actually agreed to on climate change and pricing

Posted on 17/07/2019
You will have undoubtedly seen or heard about the release yesterday of the Government’s recommendations on the Interim Climate Change Commission report...

URGENT: last chance to register for Rural Butchers AGM

Posted on 16/07/2019
Members of the Rural Butchers executive will be travelling to and from Greymouth via the TranzAlpine Express...

Time's nearly up for your say on Zero Carbon Bill

Posted on 11/07/2019
This is just one final reminder that the deadline for submissions on the Zero Carbon Bill is next Tuesday, 16 July.

Rural Butchers Policy Work


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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