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

Fed's position on Carbon Zero Bill

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

Public meetings on charging farmers for emissions

Posted on 19/07/2019
The Ministry for the Environment is holding public information sessions around the country in order to hear what the public has to say about the plan to start charging farmers for their emissions

What Feds actually agreed to on climate change and pricing

Posted on 17/07/2019
You will have undoubtedly seen or heard about the release yesterday of the Government’s recommendations on the Interim Climate Change Commission report...

Time's nearly up for your say on Zero Carbon Bill

Posted on 11/07/2019
This is just one final reminder that the deadline for submissions on the Zero Carbon Bill is next Tuesday, 16 July.

Farm Confidence survey closes Friday - win an Air NZ Mystery Break

Posted on 8/07/2019
Welcome to the July 2019 Federated Farmers Confidence survey....

Goat 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

Stock Agent Regulations Factsheet

Posted on 18/04/2019
The industry needs to be regulated in a way that offers protection to ALL those involved in livestock transactions...

Tahi Ngatahi Fact Sheet About Us

Posted on 18/04/2019
Tahi Ngatahi is an online training platform for everyone working in and around the woolshed...


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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