Applicable to Abattoir Operator/Owners only

National Craft Butchers were founding members of the Campaign for Local Abattoirs and more recently the Abattoir Sector Group. The aim of these groups is to ensure the future of small abattoirs UK wide. Four main areas have been our focus, Bureaucracy, Regulation, Animal By Products, and Future Funding. Progress has been slow due to Covid and EU exit however gradually things are starting to move and we urgently need your input in order to inform Government.

Please take the 5-10 minutes to complete as much of this survey as possible. It is vital that Abattoir owners provide this information to ensure the correct progress is made and your voice is heard. 

All answers to these questions are anonymous, will be held in strict confidence and individual answers will not shared without permission. 

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* 1. Which Country is your Abattoir in?

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* 2. What is your yearly throughput of the following?
(Put zero in those not applicable)

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* 3. What are your killing days? (Tick all that apply)

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* 4. What slaughter service do you offer? (Tick all that apply)

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* 5. Do you offer Private Kill?

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* 6. Do you offer a Cutting & Packing service?

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* 7. What is your yearly business turnover?

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* 8. What is your maximum capacity per week?

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* 9. How many staff do you employ solely for the abattoir?

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* 10. How many slaughtermen do you employ?

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* 11. Have you or would you welcome an apprentice slaughterer?

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* 12. Do you feel training costs are expensive?

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* 13. How much do you pay your slaughtermen? (please specify hourly or unit)

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* 14. Do you have any specific examples of incorrect Paperwork from the farm, that you needed to correct before submission in past 6 months? If yes, please give details

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* 15. What Paperwork if any do you think you could simplify – please give one example?

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* 16. Which of the following inspections is most Value to you as a business?

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* 17. Would you consider a spotter qualification for you or your staff?

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* 18. How many animals in your abattoir were rejected at antemortem by OV in past 12 months?

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* 19. What level of grants or funding would enable you to make modernisations to your business?

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* 20. What work most urgently needs funding in your establishment?

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* 21. Which areas do you feel would benefit most from funding?

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* 22. Which waste company are you using for the following?

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* 23. How many tonnes of waste do you produce?

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* 24. How much per tonne are you being charged (or paid)?

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* 25. Are you charged a pickup charge?

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* 26. Are you being paid or charged for Hides & Skins?

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* 27. Age of owner?

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* 28. Do you have someone to take over business in the future?

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* 29. If nothing changes how long do you think you will continue to run the business?

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* 30. Which is most likely to lead to closure of your business?

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* 31. How many customers use your services?

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* 32. How many of your customers are –

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* 33. Which County are you in?

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* 34. What prices do you charge for kill for the following?

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* 35. What price do you charge basic cutting?

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* 36. What price for specialist cutting and value added?

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* 37. Would a map advertising your services and location be useful?

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* 38. Do you belong to a trade organisation?
(If yes please list which)

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* 39. Please share any other comments you have below:

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* 40. Would you be happy to confidentially provide more information on any of these issues?

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* 41. If you would like to receive the results of this survey please enter your email address.

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