The Butcher’s Block and Smokehouse Wanaka offers homekill services to farmers and lifestyle block owners around the wider Wanaka region. We are licensed by the Ministry of Primary Industries to provide homekill or recreational hunted game butchery services on behalf of animal owners or recreational hunters. [See MPI listing.]

Bruce’s 30 years of experience as a butcher – and the knowledge he’s passed onto Jeff and our team – is what really sets The Butcher’s Block and Smokehouse apart when it comes to looking after the specific needs of homekill and hunted game customers.

You can have your homekill beef, sheep, pigs and deer, and all hunted game, including game birds, turned into prime meat cuts and smallgoods such as delicious sausages, salami or bacon. Many of our smallgoods are gluten free, and allergy-friendly options are also available.

With our custom-built, mobile homekill trailer, Bruce can undertake the slaughter of your homekill animal.


Please provide as much notice as possible for your preferred week of slaughter. Depending on time of the year, bookings can be at least four weeks out and will depend on the area.

Please ensure you have completed the relevant meat cutting form and sent this to us before your booking.

Each of the following pages details the specific meat cuts and smallgoods we can create, with relevant pricing:

Important notes on getting the carcass or meat to us in good condition:

  • You can dispatch the animal yourself (homekill or hunted game) and make a booking to deliver the chilled carcass to our premises at 33 Reece Crescent. PLEASE ensure the carcass is completely clean of head, feed, skin, hair and faeces.
  • You can deliver chilled meat you have cut up yourself to our premises for processing into smallgoods. Please complete the relevant sections of the meat cutting forms available on the animal type page links above for the products you want made. Minimum quantities and dollar value apply.

There’s a lot of information and choices to make the most of your homekill or hunted animals. Please feel free to call us on 443 5017 or visit us at the shop with any questions. We are hunters and farmers ourselves, so are happy to help with any queries.