Goats

Federated Farmers, initially through Mohair New Zealand and latterly through the wider-based Goat Industry Group, has been significantly involved in advocating for the whole goat farming industry on resource management matters for over a decade. This work mainly involves submitting for less stringent controls on goat farming in general.

Many proposals stem from an ignorance among regulators of modern goat farming techniques and practices and it would be fair to say that a sizeable majority of our submissions have achieved success with these people once they have been 'brought up to date'.

Federated Farmers policy team has proved invaluable in assisting with submissions throughout New Zealand. Without Federated Farmers, many goat farmers would have been regulated out of business.

Federated Farmers Goats represents the interests of Goat farmers through their industry group executive, headed by Mohair New Zealand Inc.

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Goat Group News

Katie Milne is new National President

Posted on 23/06/2017
Following yesterday's Federation elections at Wellington, West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was elected National President.

Support Farmers Choice to Use Approved Genetic Technologies

Posted on 9/06/2017
Do you think farmers should have the right to choose when it comes to approved genetic technologies?

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.

Goat Policy Work

Mating time- options to manage M Bovis

Posted on 12/10/2017
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),..

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 26/09/2017
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Rural Boundary Fencing

Posted on 26/09/2017
Factsheet on rural boundary fencing

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 26/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations

Posted on 19/05/2016
Federated Farmers Submission on Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations (Care & Conduct and Surgical & Painful Procedures)

Factsheets

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 26/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity