Dairy

Federated Farmers Dairy aims to maintain a strong, progressive and sustainable dairy industry through representation, consultation and advocacy.

Federated Farmers Dairy focuses on developing sensible policy by influencing local and central government, the wider industry and community groups.

Federated Farmers Dairy is made up of three parts representing dairy farmers, sharemilkers and sharemilker farm owners.

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Dairy Group News

Water reform proposals - Clean Water 2017 consultation

Posted on 24/03/2017
In late February, Ministers Smith and Guy announced the next round of proposed water reforms called ‘Clean Water’ for consultation.

New Bobby Calf Regulations out

Posted on 28/07/2016
This notice covers the new Bobby Calf Regulations, and general information about calving and slinks.

The Dairy Alert, December 2016: Read here

Dairy Policy Work

Good practice guidelines for the Welfare of Bobby Calves

Posted on 9/03/2017
DairyNZ good practice guidelines for the welfare of bobby calves

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 22/02/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Rural Boundary Fencing

Posted on 16/02/2017
Factsheet on rural boundary fencing

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 14/02/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 12/12/2016
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Factsheets

Water reform proposals - Clean Water 2017 consultation

Posted on 24/03/2017
In late February, Ministers Smith and Guy announced the next round of proposed water reforms called ‘Clean Water’ for consultation.

Good practice guidelines for the Welfare of Bobby Calves

Posted on 9/03/2017
DairyNZ good practice guidelines for the welfare of bobby calves

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 22/02/2017
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Red Clover Moth

Posted on 16/02/2017
The red clover Case Bearer moth has recently been found in Auckland and Canterbury - for more information see this factsheet