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

Have you done the Rural Connectivity Survey yet?- closes today 8pm

Posted on 5/09/2021
A BIG thank you to the 700 people who’ve taken the time to complete our Rural Connectivity Survey 2021

MEMBERS ONLY - COVID Borders and other questions - webinar tomorrow

Posted on 28/08/2021
We are getting lots of questions from members about operating under COVID restrictions

What's your connectivity on-farm like?

Posted on 25/08/2021
It's that time of the year again where we ask you to tell us how you rate connectivity on your farm in our Rural Connectivity Survey.

Government’s release of, and response to, report into whole-model review of Overseer

Posted on 13/08/2021
This week the government released an independent report into Overseer prepared by an independent Science Advisory Panel, alongside its own response to the report’s findings.

Feedback on proposed RMA replacement

Posted on 31/07/2021
Submissions to the Environment Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environment Act (NBA) close next Wednesday (4 August).

Rural Butchers Policy Work

Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

Posted on 11/08/2021
The Environment Select Committee is currently reviewing the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. FF lodged an extensive submission on the Bill as it is intended to be the primary replacement for the RMA.

New Season Farm Confidence Report July 2021

Posted on 9/08/2021
This report summarises the July 2021 Federated Farmers’ Mid-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this study is the 25th iteration.

It would be a crime if you didn't do this survey

Posted on 2/05/2021
Thank you to the over 700 members who have responded to the Rural Crime Survey so far. ..

Submission on the Water Services Bill

Posted on 2/03/2021
We have mixed views on this Bill. We have significant concerns with the drinking water provisions which we believe may well have a deleterious impact on small rural water supplies...

Banking survey closes today

Posted on 11/05/2020
A big thank-you to the many hundreds of members who have already filled in the first Federated Farmers Banking Survey for 2020...

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