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

PINZ 2023 - Nominations now open!

Posted on 16/01/2023

Federated Farmers’ annual Rates Report

Posted on 9/12/2022
Welcome to the 15th edition of Federated Farmers’ annual Rates Report, a wrap on the big issues affecting local government and our efforts in 2022 to contain farmland rates through informed advocacy

Countering misinformation on 3 Waters, Te Mana o Te Wai

Posted on 23/11/2022
Some media interviews on debate in the Parliament on the Water Services Entities Bill has raised questions over Federated Farmers’ stance on three waters reform and Te Mana o Te Wai.

Rural Butchers Policy Work

Mid-Season Farm Confidence Report - January 2023

Posted on 7/02/2023
This report summarises the July 2022 Federated Farmers’ New-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this is the 27th iteration.

New-Season Farm Confidence Report - July 2022

Posted on 28/09/2022
This report summarises the July 2022 Federated Farmers’ New-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this is the 27th iteration.

Mid-Season Farm Confidence Report - February 2022

Posted on 26/09/2022
This report summarises the February 2022 Federated Farmers’ Mid-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this study is the 25th iteration.

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