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clydesdaleclopper

  • Joined Aug 2009
  • Aberdeenshire
Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:39:10 pm »
Does anyone have any recommendations? We have used Scotch Premier in Inverurie before but they were so useless last time and didn't deliver to the butcher when they were supposed to and cased all sorts of grief so I want to go elsewhere.
Our holding has Anglo Nubian and British Toggenburg goats, Gotland sheep, Franconian Geese, Blue Swedish ducks, a whole load of mongrel hens and two semi-feral children.

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 08:05:54 pm »
We have used SP but then collected from them and taken it to a local cutter/ butcher. Have used the chap in Westhill for a pig (Kevin Smith I think) and Wark Farm near us for sheep.


But have also user Millers of Speyside in Grantown, they don't do butchery any more ( actually they farmed it out quite a lot of the time anyway) but they can arrange it or you can collect it and take it to a butcher/ cutter.


Millers is a less black hole experience than Scotch premier as they are more geared to private kills. Sheep were Thursdays from memory,mornings I think.

thestephens

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • aberdeenshire
Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 08:25:37 pm »
we have used grantown several times now and have always been pleased, private kill on a Thursday and they can reccomend a local butcher (Tony) who does a great job!

HappyHippy

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Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 09:07:02 am »
Latest news on Inverurie is they're not doing private kills anymore  :-\
My friend only discovered this a fortnight ago when she phoned to book hers in.

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 10:45:35 am »
Will there be anywhere left soon? :-(((

marka

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Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 06:03:33 pm »
HI there,

very old thread I know but wanted to know what updates anyone had on this topic ?

Has anyone had any experience with Dunbia from Elgin ?
Castlemilk Moorit sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, plus other hangers on.

Factotum

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 06:38:50 pm »
Hi

We were chatting to a neighbour a couple of weeks back - Dunbia wanted to charge him 50 for private slaughter of a lamb.

We've asked Dunbia about cattle in the past  - they want 150 and wont' do over 30 month cattle for privates. They quoted 50 for a sheep, which came down to 25 if we promised to use them for the cattle too.

You'll get a better service from Millers at Grantown - they do lambs for 20 and Louise is very helpful.

See:http://www.millersofspeyside.co.uk/private-kill-butchery.php

Sue

marka

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Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 07:05:01 pm »
Thanks Sue,

Hopefully they will continue to offer the service but they do state on their website that they are looking to increase the number of private kills that they handle which is promising
Castlemilk Moorit sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, plus other hangers on.

Fishyhaddock

  • Joined Apr 2009
  • aberdeenshire
Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 07:41:29 pm »
Hi,
Millers of Grantown!! As previously stated. We have always had good service, speak to Louise and she will sort you out.  Believe she is married to Tony the butcher so she can arrange all that too! From the little I could see the animals appear to be treated with respect.
Fishy

NetherBrae

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 12:42:38 am »
Used to used Dunbai in Elgin as I was pleased with how they handled the animals, didn't rush unloading, etc. but then they doubled the price of pigs overnight with no warning when booking in so wasn't best pleased. Other friends locally rated Millers so we gave them a try and haven't been disappointed. Pigs are Wednesday, sheep are currently a Tuesday. They have CCTV so if you go in the wee office next to the lairage you can see what's going on inside. Realistic pricing and normally no charge for delivery if they already supply the butcher you're using. They've not lost any of our pigs yet. Louise is friendly and helpful. I was a bit worried with the last pigs we out away as a double decker lorry had just unloaded. My pigs tend to be a bit freaked by the noise a large amount of commercials make but mine were sent straight through instead of being made to wait their turn - so much less stressful for them. As you can tell, I'm a convert!

marka

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Re: Abattoirs in Aberdeenshire / Moray
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 09:05:18 am »
Thanks for the replies - there isnt much to think about from what everyone has said - its gotta be Millers.

Its good to know that when we need them, we've got someone local who actually seem to care about what they do.

Castlemilk Moorit sheep and Belted Galloway cattle, plus other hangers on.

 

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