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

Members are invited to chat with our policy experts about Employment - live and free

Posted on 28/07/2020
Members are invited to chat with our policy experts about Employment - live and free

Rural Butcher's AGM 2020 - Napier

Posted on 24/07/2020
The AGM will be held in Napier on Friday 11 September – Sunday 13 September.

Advice on electricity lines crossing your land

Posted on 16/07/2020
This is an advisory for all members to inform you that Federated Farmers has available a series of fact sheets to assist you should you be approached by Transpower or a lines company wishing to access or develop infrastructure on your property...

Connectivity survey - have you filled it in yet?

Posted on 15/07/2020
The Federated Farmers 2020 Connectivity Survey is underway - thanks to all of you who have responded already, but we need more to get an accurate and clear picture of the state of play....

Changes for temporary work visas

Posted on 9/07/2020
Following extensive lobbying by Federated Farmers and Dairy NZ the Government has announced several changes to the Temporary Work Visa process...

Rural Butchers Policy Work

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...

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

Submission on Priority Product Declaration and Priority Stewardship Scheme Guidelines

Posted on 4/10/2019
Proposed priority products and priority product stewardship guidelines -Consultation Document 2019

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