Meat industry organisations

The organisations listed here represent the meat industry in New Zealand. These organisations may be able to assist you with developing a risk management plan (RMP).


Abattoirs Association of New Zealand

An industry group representing the interests of abattoirs licensed to process ovine, porcine, and bovine species. Retail Meat New Zealand is the secretariat for the association.

Beef & Lamb New Zealand

Beef & Lamb New Zealand is responsible for the generic marketing of New Zealand beef and lamb on the domestic market.

Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ)

DINZ is responsible for promoting and assisting the development of the New Zealand deer industry.

Meat Industry Association of New Zealand Inc. (MIA)

This voluntary trade association represents New Zealand meat processors, marketers, and exporters.

Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO)

Primary ITO is dedicated to helping people that work in the primary sectors improve their skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Competenz (Industry Training Organisation)

Competenz works with the retail meat industry to develop skilled and qualified butchers.

Retail Meat New Zealand (RMNZ)

RMNZ represents the interests and views of butchers, supermarket meat departments, smallgoods manufacturers, wholesalers, and local meat processors involved in the retail markets.

The Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre Industry Group

This group represents the interests of New Zealand’s meat and fibre producers through the meat and fibre industry group council.

The Federated Farmers Rural Butchers Industry Group

This group represents the interests of rural butchers, including dual operators, homekill butchers, and homekill contractors.

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