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Beef Processing

Thank you for choosing Netherby Meats to process your beef.

Thank you for choosing Netherby Meats for your beef processing.  Please note this form outlines the requirements per customer, if there are multiple animals being processed for different people packaged individually, each person will need to complete this form with their specific processing request.    

Below are all our processing charges, please note that “small goods” and some gourmet options incur an extra cost. For details, refer to our pricing guide below.

Once you have completed the form below, click the “send” button.  

If you would like to arrange abattoir services, please click book now on the right and we will be in touch to arrange abattoir services on-farm when we are next in your area, or liaise with the Ashburton Abattoirs to arrange a suitable drop off day and time or a time for yourself to drop home killed meat to Netherby Meats depending on which option you have selected below.

Have you booked your abattoir services?

    Click here to view full details on the process and options for processing locations and requirements.

    Customer Processing Order

    1. Frying Steaks





    Weiner Schnitzel

    Crumbed Schnitzel

    2. Roasts


    Rolled Roast


    3. Casseroles



    Shin Steak

    Stewing Steak


    4. Small Goods - Sausages

    Depends on quantity of meat provided. If you checked casseroles and steaks - small goods is limited. If we are unable to fulfil your small goods' selection we will be in touch.

    Saveloys - 10kg


    Saveloys - 15kg


    Saveloys - 20kg


    Cheerios - 10kg


    Cheerios - 15kg


    Cheerios - 20kg


    Beef Sausages - 10kg


    Beef Sausages - 15kg


    Beef Sausages - 20kg


    Beef Blue Cheese Sausages - 10kg


    Beef Blue Cheese Sausages - 15kg


    Beef Blue Cheese Sausages - 20kg


    Italiano Sausages - 10kg


    Italiano Sausages - 15kg


    Italiano Sausages - 20kg


    Onion & Garlic Sausages - 10kg


    Onion & Garlic Sausages - 15kg


    Onion & Garlic Sausages - 20kg


    5. Small Goods - Pies


    Mince Pies - Qty 12

    Mince Pies - Qty 24

    Steak Pies - Qty 12

    Steak Pies - Qty 24

    Steak Pies - Qty 36

    6. Small Goods - Other

    Depends on the quantity of meat provided. If you checked casseroles and steaks - small goods are limited. If we are unable to fulfil your small goods' selection we will be in touch.

    Salami - Qty 10


    Salami - Qty 15


    Salami - Qty 20


    Sausage meat - 10kg

    In 500g packets. $5.50/kg

    Sausage meat - 15kg

    In 500g packets. $5.50/kg

    Sausage meat - 20kg

    In 500g packets. $5.50/kg

    Crumbed patties - 10kg


    Crumbed patties - 15kg


    Crumbed patties - 20kg


    Mince patties - 100

    70c each

    Mince patties - 150

    70c each

    Mince patties - 200

    70c each

    Other cuts or special requests

    I agree

    Beef processing charges:

    • Killed by Netherby Meats
      $1.50 per kg (bone in weight)
    • Killed by farmer
      $2.00 per kg (bone in weight)
    • Killed by Ashburton Abbitors
      $1.50 per kg (bone in weight)
    • ½ Beast processing
      $20 per half
    • Basic processing includes:
      Basic Processing includes: Fillet, Ribeye, Porterhouse, Rump Steak Roast Beef Corned Silverside Blade, Crosscut and Stewing Steak Mince Weiner Schnitzel
    • Optional extras:
      Optional extras priced individually above: Crumbing Weiner Schnitzels Tenderising of Casserole, Braising Steaks (for more frying steaks) Mince or Steak Pies

    Beef Abattoir charges:

    • Netherby Meats on-farm service
      $140 per beast
    • Offal removal (if required)
      $50 per beast
    • Ashburton Abattoir killing
      $150 per beast

    Common Questions

    If you would like to know more about our processing services please feel free to browse through our frequently asked questions, or contact us.

    Netherby Meats offers a mobile abattoir and processing service so the truck will come to you. The mobile service operates between Rakaia and Rangitata. If you are outside this zone, please contact Netherby Meats to discuss options.

    Time may vary, please notify us in advance if you require product by a particular date.

    • Beef — 7 days
    • Sheep — 2 days
    • Venison — 5-7 days
    • Pork — 3-7 days

    You will be contacted when your meat is ready.

    Payment is expected when meat is collected, payment options are cash, eftpos and RuralCo.

    Yes, but it must have been hygienically slaughtered, free of foreign matter and any dirty carcases will be refused.

    Unless stated by the customer all processing will come back frozen. Please notify us in advance if you wish your meat to be fresh.

    You get exactly what you have requested. It is important that you have clearly filled out an instruction sheet completely.

    Your animal is weighed just prior to boning and processing.

    Yes, all your meat is tagged upon arrival and with our detailed systems and protocols we ensure it is your meat that gets returned back to you.

    • Cattle beasts get stressed on their own! – Leave a mate with them for company and for better meat results.
    • Please have animals handy, as we try to be on time. If we have to wait, then everyone is inconvenienced and you may receive charges for time wasted.
    • If you would like tongues, tails livers etc. then please let the slaughter man know and he will put them aside.
    • We need to understand your instructions fully.
    • Dairy breeds and fat cattle beasts don’t yield as well.
    • All animals need to rest for at least a day to ensure meat to be tender.
    • As we only have one truck you may experience delays of up to two weeks. Please be advised it may be longer in the spring to summer months, to ensure your place please book in early for these periods.

    NO! Homekill animals are processed for your own consumption including your household, family and farmworkers. It is not to be sold or exported to anyone, including via raffles, etc. Doing so can result in hefty fines and/or jail.


    Yes, for purchase we have a selection of Abattoir killed stock. Please let us know what meat you would like in advance.

    Various cuts of beef