The Dodoma abattoir was built by the Government of Tanzania between 2002 and 2003, and it began to operate in 2004. The Directorate of Tanzania Livestock Marketing Project in the Ministry of Livestock Development and Fisheries oversaw the construction of the Abattoir and actually operational the year 2004 to 7th November 2008 when the Government of Tanzania privatized and hands over the Dodoma abattoir to local investors NICOL and National Ranch Corporation  (NARCO ) in 2008. The NICOL and NARCO formed a company that operates the Dodoma abattoir under the name of Tanzania Meat Company (TMCL) Limited.

TMCL was registered on 28 July 2008 on a partnership between NICOL and NARCO, with shareholdings of 51% and 49%, respectively.