Your 'one-stop-shop' for affordable all-species chemical free livestock processing and meat supply
Stephen Tamplin (qualified and accredited NSW Food Authority Meat Safety Officer)
We located at Canowindra, Central West of New South Wales. We are an all species licenced private full service abattoir where all staff have formal qualification in animal welfare.
Tablelands Premier Meats is the trade name for our abattoir.
Our abattoir is licensed for all red and non-red meats, and we regularly process sheep, pigs, goats and cattle as well as emu and poultry - chickens, ducks, turkeys etc. Our beef floor is equipped with 1 tonne lifters, enabling processing of all sizes of livestock.
Tablelands Premier Meats provides
• Dedicated processing for hobby farmers, organic producers, butchers,
market retailer and the grower/consumer.
• Private slaughtering service available , no minimum number required
• Butchery and packing available
• Volume rates may apply, contract rates negotiable
• Must have PIC & NLIS declaration and Pig Pass and visible pig tattoo (pigs only) with all stock.
Tablelands Premier Meats is not halal or kosher, and undertake no ritual slaughter.
Our undercover receiving pens are designed to protect animals from heat and nature's elements and has different size pens to accommodate different numbers and species of animal. The pens are adjacent to the abattoir to provide stress free environment for the animals and handlers with a much more effective and efficient process and system, and separated from our own yards to promote biosecurity.
Services Kill Fee as from April 2019
Pig sucker up to 45kg DW (Dresses Weight)
Pig 46-75 kg DW
Pig 76-95 kg DW
Pig over 95 kg DW
Meat chicken (per bird)
Quail (per bird)
Turkeys up to 3 kg DW
Turkeys >3 kg DW
MLA Levies lamb goat pig emu
MLA Levies vealer/calf alpaca
Butchering & cutting
Meat per kg as per cut sheet, cling film wrapped only
Meat chickens or duck per bird (breast,thigh,drum,wing)
Turkey, geese per bird
Meat tray packed plus cling film, per tray extra
Meat cryovac packed, per pack extra
Labelling per pack/tray
Free return of bones and trim
Bone out or Mincing per kg
Smallgoods such as sausage, patty per kg
Offal recovery red meat per head
Offal recovery poultry per bird
Boxes (new) each
Extended cool room storage per box or carcass per day
Lairage per animal per day
subject to change without notice
$5/Kg dressed weight, including slaughtering and butchering
0.10/pack or tray
2.00/head or box/day
Our refrigerated vehicle might be available by negotiation
We are your one-stop-shop meat processor!
In order to assist our clients and those who might like to bring their stock to be processed by us, here is some useful information from MLA Meat & Livestock Australia website links (applies to red meat species - lamb, goat and beef only). For pig processing refer to the APL website (Australian Pork Ltd) about PigPass.
National Livestock Identification (NLIS)
Livestock Protection Assurance (LPA) Program and
LPA National Vendor Declaration (NVD)
Tablelands Premier Meats - our meat processing facility
Central processing areas - Cleanliness and hygiene standards are maintained as per food safety requirement
Undercover holding pens - animals welfare is our top priority, we ensure animals are kept calm, stress free and free from harsh environment.
As a family operated and farm based business we are small enough to care, and fully licenced by the NSW Food Authority to provide professional quality service to stringent, prescribed standards.
NSW Food Authority licence number 28321
Abattoir facility number 369
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