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.

For more on the Dairy Industry Group
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Biosecurity Policy

This policy sets out how Farm Owners and their Sharemilkers and Contract Milkers will manage biosecurity threats, such as Mycoplasma bovis and Velvet Leaf.   It will be going out with our Sharemilking (both Variable Order and Herd Owning) and Contract Milking Agreements from now on. 

It is available free for members ($20 (GST inclusive) for non-members) who want to add it to their current Agreements.
  • Members click here to download your copy. 
  • Non-members please phone 0800 327 646 to order.

Dairy Group News

NAIT - help inform the Federated Farmers submission

Posted on 21/08/2019
We need your views by Monday 26 August, 12pm

Best practice on slink animal disposal

Posted on 19/08/2019
It’s that time of the year again. Calving and lambing is upon us, and we all know that where there’s livestock and the tail-end of winter weather, there are animal deaths.

Fed's position on Carbon Zero Bill

Posted on 23/07/2019
Information you can use at Ministry for Environment public meetings

Dairy Alert

Dairy Alert

Posted on 31/07/2019

Dairy Policy Work

Best practice for storage, pick-up & disposal of slink (& other) animals

Posted on 15/08/2019
Slink animals are generally those which are born dead or die within a few hours or days of birth ...

Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations Significant Surgical Procedures

Posted on 25/07/2019
Federated Farmers Submission on the Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations Significant Surgical Procedures

Amendments to the Fire Arms Act

Posted on 4/04/2019

Factsheets

Best practice for storage, pick-up & disposal of slink (& other) animals

Posted on 15/08/2019
Slink animals are generally those which are born dead or die within a few hours or days of birth ...

Animal Welfare Regulations October 1 2018 Factsheet

Posted on 19/06/2019
A list of all the regulations that come into effect on October 1st 2018 and cover cattle, sheep, deer, goats and dogs are available in this fact sheet.

Mating time- options to manage M Bovis

Posted on 9/08/2018
While Federated Farmers has been working with the wider dairy and beef industries and the Ministry for Primary Industries on the outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis),..

Mycoplasma Bovis Resources

Posted on 7/08/2018

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