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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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

Register now to attend virtual Dairy Industry Group AGM

Posted on 4/06/2020
All Dairy Industry Group members are invited to attend the Federated Farmers Dairy Industry Group Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 18 June...

Register now to attend virtual Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section AGM

Posted on 4/06/2020
All Sharemilker Farm Owner’s Section members are invited to attend the Federated Farmers Sharemilker Farm Owners' Section Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 17 June...

Register now to attend virtual Sharemilkers' Section AGM

Posted on 4/06/2020
All Sharemilkers’ Section members are invited to attend the Federated Farmers Sharemilkers’ Section Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 17 June...

Dairy Industry Newsletters

Dairy Policy Work

Opotiki District Council- Rates 2020/21

Posted on 28/05/2020
Opotiki District Council has released an information paper on its planed rates for 2020/21. The information paper indicates a disproportionate rate increase of up to 29% for Dairy and Pastoral farms, while the district’s overall increase is much b

Banking survey closes today

Posted on 11/05/2020
A big thank-you to the many hundreds of members who have already filled in the first Federated Farmers Banking Survey for 2020...

Overview of changes to our Contract Milking Agreement

Posted on 26/03/2020
There are some significant changes to our contract milking agreement that we would like to bring your attention too. They can be described under seven broad headings....

Southland and Otago Winter Feed Management Toolkit

Posted on 13/03/2020
This toolkit has been prepared to give farmers options to minimise the impact of the wet 2019-2020 season

Essential Freshwater - further update

Posted on 5/03/2020
We are emailing to update you on the Essential Freshwater ‘Action for healthy waterways’ proposals. This remains a priority focus for Federated Farmers...

Factsheets

Overview of changes to our Contract Milking Agreement

Posted on 26/03/2020
There are some significant changes to our contract milking agreement that we would like to bring your attention too. They can be described under seven broad headings....

Southland and Otago Winter Feed Management Toolkit

Posted on 13/03/2020
This toolkit has been prepared to give farmers options to minimise the impact of the wet 2019-2020 season

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

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.

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