Our Story
Gundagai Meat Processors (GMP) is a Safe Quality Food accredited meat processing business owned and operated by our family, the Bartons.

We’ve been associated with the meat industry of Gundagai for almost 100 years, spanning three generations. In 1919, F.W. (Fred) Barton began a butcher’s apprenticeship in South Gundagai before ultimately owning and operating “Barton’s Butchery” in the main street of Gundagai. His sons, Tony and Bill Barton, built on the knowledge passed on to them by their father and in September 1974 constructed a small abattoir on the outskirts of South Gundagai on a farm originally owned by F.W. Barton’s grandfather William Barton (1853-1928).

From an operation initially processing 10-15 cattle and 100 lambs per week, we’ve gone on to secure exclusive supply contracts with Coles Supermarkets, and today process in excess of 600,000 lambs per year, which proudly makes us one of the largest employers in the region.

Innovation is key to our success.  We respond quickly to changing market demands and have expanded and adapted our operations over time to meet the needs of key clients.  This has included the construction of a boning room in the late 1990s to accommodate the industry’s shift to shelf ready product and early adoption of robotics on our lamb floor as part of Meat & Livestock Australia Research and Development projects.

Our business remains family owned and operated, with Will Barton now managing the day-to-day operations.

Our Community
We are proud to be Gundagai locals and believe we live in the best place in Australia.

Gundagai is strategically positioned on the Hume Highway between Sydney and Melbourne.  That means we’re within easy access to key metropolitan centres, but with all the benefits of country-living, including the lush landscape and peaceful surrounds our family have called home for so many decades.

We are proud supporters of the Gundagai community and provide in-kind and monetary support to many local organisations including schools, health organisations, charities, community groups and sporting teams. Click here to to find out more about applying for sponsorship.

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We are proud supporters of
our local rugby league team,
the Gundagai Tigers.

We provide
ongoing support to

Gundagai High School. 

For more than a decade we
have supported the
Gundagai Rodeo Club.