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

Three minute survey to inform our biosecurity work

Posted on 28/08/2018
Do your farm practices necessitate the clearance of native scrub or plants?

Fish and Game Election 2018

Posted on 27/08/2018
You have until Thursday, August 30, to place nominations for Fish & Game regional council candidates

Winter farming photo competition

Posted on 6/08/2018
Send us a winter farming photo and be in to win an oilskin jacket

Climate Change - two days to have your say

Posted on 17/07/2018
There are only two days left for members of the public to have their say on what should be in the Government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill

Not too late to take Farm Confidence Survey, and be in to win a Mystery Weekend

Posted on 6/07/2018
Thank you to the hundreds of farmers who have already completed the July 2018 Federated Farmers Confidence survey

Goat Policy Work

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

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 29/09/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Rural Boundary Fencing

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

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