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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. We use Ultra Violet High Pressure Filter Water System instead of chemical when processing 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 and contract rates negotiable

• Must have PIC & NLIS declaration and / or Pig Pass and  ear tags with all stock.

Tablelands Premier Meats does not undertake halal or kosher or other 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.

Our facility can process cattle up to 600 kg live weight. Our pig processing line has been up and running since August 2020 with the capacity of processing over 30 pigs per hour and can process pigs up to 200 kg, the outcome exceeds expectations and turning black and coloured and hairy pigs into perfectly polished white carcasses is an amazing feat. We recently installed a state of art semi automatic scalder and plucker unit for poultry able to process 150 birds per hour. If you are interested in finding out more or ready to book your livestock in please call Stephen on m.0447712370.


Kill fee per head except beef                                                                                        Price

lamb/goat                                                                                                                                      55.00

Pig- sucker up to 45 kg DW                                                                                                70.00

Pig - 46 - 75 kg DW                                                                                                                  80.00

Pig - 76 -95 kg DW                                                                                                                 100.00

Pig - 96-120 kg DW                                                                                                               115.00

Pig- Over 120 kg                                                                                                                     155.00

Meat Chicken                                                                                                                                 7.50

Spatchcock                                                                                                                                       4.50

Quails                                                                                                                                                  1.10

Rabbit                                                                                                                                                  8.00

Turkey                                                                                                                                               20.00

Alpaca/Deer                                                                                                                                  80.00

Cattle including slaughtering and butchery / kg DW                                                 7.00

Cattle slaughtering only / kg DW                                                                                         3.50

MLA/APL Levies, skin handling, yardage for lamb, goat, pig, emu               5.00

MLA/APL Levies, skin handling, yardage for beef, calf, alpaca                       8.00

Butchering and packaging fee 

Red Meat cut per kg dressed weight                                                                                 3.50

Chicken per bird (breast, thigh, drumstick, wing)                                                       3.50

Turkey per bird (breast, thigh, drumstick, wing)                                                          5.00

Transport cutting per head- lamb, goat, pig                                                                 15.00

Transport cutting- beef (quartered)                                                                                50.00

Packaging consumable poly bags, ties, cling wrap per unit                                    0.20

Cryovac packed, rolled net per pack extra                                                                      0.60

Labelling per pack or bag                                                                                                         0.10

Boxes (New)                                                                                                                                    5.00

Smallgoods - per kg  

Mince per kg                                                                                                                                    3.00

Ham & Bacon per kg                                                                                                                    9.00

Sausage per kg (Plain)                                                                                                                 6.50

Sausage per kg (flavoured)                                                                                                       7.50

Offal recovery - poultry-per bird                                                                                      0.50

All red meat offal, bones and trim will be returned to clients at no cost 

Delivery - $130 per hour travel   

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.

Why us?

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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