Aussie farmer Jacob Wolki opens a 24/7 butchery in Lavington, NSW, with NO staff and has zero theft

Australian businessman opens 24/7 butcher shop with no staff and has NEVER had a problem with theft – that’s how it works

  • Wolki Butchery in Lavington NSW runs 24/7
  • The owner said customers accept the farm’s ethos
  • Butcher shop makes $3,000 a week with no theft

An Australian farmer who opened a 24-hour butcher’s shop says customers have never had a single product stolen despite the shop not being staffed.

New South Wales farmer Jacob Wolki has been running a butcher’s shop in the regional town of Lavington, north of the NSW-Victorian border town of Albury, for two years.

Wolki Butchery is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year and has zero employees.

In a video shared by Mr Wolki on Sunday, the farmer said his shop has had ‘zero theft’ in the two years since he opened the self-service butcher shop.

“We’ve been using this model for two years now,” said Mr. Wolki.

“We make about $3,000 in revenue a week and in two years we’ve had zero theft and zero shrinkage.”

NSW farmer Jacob Wolki opened his butcher shop in Lavington, NSW two years ago. The self-service butcher shop has no staff and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year (photo)

The farmer explained that when they sign up as a member, customers are given a PIN code to enter the store.

The store then has a “pair” of high-definition security cameras with audio surveillance to monitor customers as they browse the products.

However, Mr Wolki said customers have never stolen from the butcher shop because they understand the farm’s ethos and “accept” its mission.

“The way we achieve that is to be eligible to join our butcher shop here, you have to come and do a free farm tour,” Mr Wolki said.

“Understand our values ​​and ethos and what we are trying to achieve. Let people identify with our mission.’

Mr Wolki said the butcher stocks meat grown on its regenerative farm, 10 km away from the shop.

The store sells pork, lamb, beef, chicken, and wild-harvested venison, as well as bones, chicken legs, pet ground beef, eggs, and jerky.

Customers must use an app on their smartphone called ‘Express Checkout’ to scan the products they wish to buy and then use a debit or credit card to pay through the app.

Customers must become a member before they are given a PIN to enter the store.  Once inside, they must use an app to scan and pay for products (pictured)

Customers must become a member before they are given a PIN to enter the store. Once inside, they must use an app to scan and pay for products (pictured)

In another video, Mr. Wolki explains that he has 50 local workers on his farm.

The money saved by not having to pay shop wages goes to his farm to improve animal welfare and environmental management.”

Many followers praised the farmer’s unique business model.

“Good job mate, butchers all over the region think you’ve lost your mind but you did a great job,” one user wrote

“What a great idea – letting your customers buy more than just a product, but the connection it has with the people behind it!” commented another.

Customers are required to visit Mr. Wolki's regenerative farm before being accepted as a member.  Mr Wolki (pictured) said there is no theft in the shop because members understand the values ​​and ethos of the farm

Customers are required to visit Mr. Wolki’s regenerative farm before being accepted as a member. Mr Wolki (pictured) said there is no theft in the shop because members understand the values ​​and ethos of the farm

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