Your 'one-stop-shop' for affordable all-species, chemical free livestock processing facility.
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.
Services & Processing Fee Structure
Pig sucker up to 45kg DW (Dresses Weight)
Pig 46-75 kg DW
Pig 76-95 kg DW
Pig 96-120 kg DW
Pig over 120 kg
Meat chicken (per bird)
Quail (per bird)
Cattle including slaughtering and butchering /kg DW
Cattle slaughtering only /kg DW
Alpaca / Deer
MLA Levies, skin handling, yardage -lamb, goat, pig
MLA Levies, skin handling, yardage -beef, calf, alpaca
Butchering & cutting
Meat cut per kg dressed weight
Meat chickens or duck per bird
Turkey, geese per bird
Transport cutting per animal-lamb, goat, pig
Transport cutting per animal-beef (Quartered)
Packaging consumable poly bag (bulk), ties, cling wrap per unit
Meat cryovac packed, per pack extra
Labelling per pack or bag
Free return of all red meat offal, bones and trim
Smallgoods -per kg
Mincing per kg
Sausage - plain per kg
Sausage - flavoured per kg
Ham per kg
Bacon per kg
Offal recovery poultry per bird
Boxes (new) each
Extended cool room storage per box or carcass per day
Lairage per animal per day
Payment to be made at time of pick up. We accept cash, by EFTPOS or by direct payment only.
Price as from January 2023, subject to change without notice
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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