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

Goat Policy Work

Rural Boundary Fencing

Posted on 16/02/2017
Factsheet on rural boundary fencing

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 14/02/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Velvetleaf Farm Management

Posted on 12/12/2016
MPI guide to Velvetleaf management

Proposed Regulations for the transport of live animals from New Zealand

Posted on 19/05/2016
Federated Farmers Submission on the Proposed Regulations for the transport of live animals from New Zealand MPI Discussion paper No: 2016/3

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 14/02/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity