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

Update: Resource Management Amendment Bill

Posted on 5/11/2019
This is an update to our previous Advisory on 9 October regarding proposed amendments to the Resource Management Act (RMA).

Banking survey - be in to win an Air NZ trip

Posted on 5/11/2019
Welcome to the second Federated Farmers Banking Survey for 2019

Coming Up - 50 Shades of Green Day

Posted on 31/10/2019
The Fifty Shades of Green movement is gaining momentum, and are marching to Parliament on the 14 November...

Dairy Industry Newsletters

Dairy Policy Work

Submission on Priority Product Declaration and Priority Stewardship Scheme Guidelines

Posted on 4/10/2019
Proposed priority products and priority product stewardship guidelines -Consultation Document 2019

Submission on: National Animal Identification & Tracing Amendment Bill No. 2

Posted on 29/08/2019
Federated Farmers Submission on Submission on: National Animal Identification & Tracing Amendment Bill No. 2

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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