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.

For more on the Goats Industry Group
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Goat Group News

Drought Support Information and Supporting Drought Farmers

Posted on 2/06/2020
Farmers across the country are going into June still struggling with the effects of the 2020 drought...

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...

Banking survey opens today

Posted on 4/05/2020
Welcome to the first Federated Farmers Banking Survey for 2020...

Surveys on drought, connectivity - we need your feedback

Posted on 1/04/2020
When you get a chance, please take a few minutes to give us your responses on the following. Your views are vital to enabling us to represent and advocate for our farmers from a strong and informed position. Your responses help us to help you...

Goat Policy Work

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...

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...

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

Factsheets

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

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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