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

We want your feedback on He Waka Eke Noa

Posted on 22/12/2021
Federated Farmers has recently finished a round of targeted consultation with our elected representatives up and down the country, and a webinar on the Draft Proposals for the He Waka Eke Noa pricing mechanism.

Rural Security Tips + Tricks Series CAMERAS

Posted on 7/12/2021
The most popular request for this series was on options for security cameras and where to start.

The He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) Pricing Discussion Begins

Posted on 23/11/2021
The industry/government partnership working on how to encourage a reduction in on-farm greenhouse gas emissions has released a "draft engagement document" designed to get you thinking about a pricing mechanism for Agricultural Greenhouse gasses

2021 Rates Report Newsletter

Posted on 17/11/2021
Federated Farmers 2021 Rates Report Newsletter has been published

Thank you for your response!

Posted on 27/10/2021
We would like to thank all of you for your contribution to the Federated Farmers glyphosate survey for the EPA's call for information on glyphosate use.

Rural Butchers Policy Work

Thank you for your response!

Posted on 27/10/2021
We would like to thank all of you for your contribution to the Federated Farmers glyphosate survey for the EPA's call for information on glyphosate use.

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. ..

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