Meat & Fibre

The Meat & Fibre section is focused on achieving a profitable and sustainable meat and fibre sector.

Members face a wide range of challenges: from increasingly discerning consumers, public focus on the environmental impacts of farming,  animal welfare and disease concerns,  to a changing health and safety and employment environment.

The Members of the Federated Farmers Meat & Fibre industry group are represented by the Industry Group council consisting of the Meat & Fibre chairpersons from each of our 24 provinces.

They are headed up by a five member executive and lead by the Meat & Fibre chairperson.

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Meat & Fibre Group News

Mating time - options to manage M bovis

Posted on 6/09/2017
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 update

Posted on 28/07/2017
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responding to the detection of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in South Canterbury this week.

Mycoplasma bovis

Posted on 26/07/2017
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responding to the detection of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in South Canterbury this week

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?

Meat & Fibre Policy Work

Oil and Gas Exploration activities on Private Land

Posted on 20/07/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Rural Boundary Fencing

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

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 20/07/2017
Oil & gas: exploration activities on private land - minimum impact activity

Rural Boundary Fencing

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

Velvetleaf Farm Management

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

The Rambull