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Casual Employment Agreement

Casual employment engagements are intermittent and irregular periods of employment where the employee is only called in as and when required. Each time a casual employee is engaged, it is a stand-alone period of employment that comes to an end with no on-going expectation of employment or income. If at any time the employment shows a regular pattern of days, hours or income, it is likely that the relationship should be considered permanent employment.

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Casual Employment Agreement - Bundle of 10 Sets

Casual employment engagements are intermittent and irregular periods of employment where the employee is only called in as and when required. Each time a casual employee is engaged, it is a stand-alone period of employment that comes to an end with no on-going expectation of employment or income. If at any time the employment shows a regular pattern of days, hours or income, it is likely that the relationship should be considered permanent employment.

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Casual Employment Agreement - Bundle of 3 Sets

Casual employment engagements are intermittent and irregular periods of employment where the employee is only called in as and when required. Each time a casual employee is engaged, it is a stand-alone period of employment that comes to an end with no on-going expectation of employment or income. If at any time the employment shows a regular pattern of days, hours or income, it is likely that the relationship should be considered permanent employment.

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Casual Employment Agreement - Bundle of 5 Sets
Casual employment engagements are intermittent and irregular periods of employment where the employee is only called in as and when required. Each time a casual employee is engaged, it is a stand-alone period of employment that comes to an end with no on-going expectation of employment or income. If at any time the employment shows a regular pattern of days, hours or income, it is likely that the relationship should be considered permanent employment.

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Contract Milking Agreement

This agreement is to be used where the owner of the farm and herd wishes to engage a contractor to manage the farm on a contract basis for a fee calculated on an agreed price per kilogram of milksolids produced by the herd.

Current Version: December 2023.  Changes made to this include updated accommodation provisions, Freshwater Farm Plan clauses and the addition of Milk Quality/Farm Assurance Schemes and Dairy Company Shares items (previously... Details

Individual Employment Agreement-Permanent

Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing.

This agreement should be Used when you are employing someone long term and there is no fixed end date i.e., the employee would have to resign, or you have justification to terminate their employment.

  • Version EA_2306
  • Set of x2 booklets suitable for one employee.

Members can call 0800 327 646 ... Details

Individual Employment Agreement - Fixed Term

Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing.

This agreement should be used when you are employing someone whose employment with you will end at a specified time.

  • Version updated May 2024 (EAFT_0524)
  • Set of x2 booklets suitable for one employee.

Members can call 0800 327 646 for more information.

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Forage Trading Agreement

Updated Version released August 2023 (FTA_2308) for the 2023/2024 season

Federated Farmers, in conjunction with Rural Contractors have released the updated Forage Trading Agreement for the 2023/2024 season. This agile contract will allow you to calculate your costing model allowing for pricing volatility, setting your own rates based on your own cost analysis. In purchasing this agreement, you will have access to the on-line contract and supporting resources for the year,... Details

Grazing Agreement

Updated version (2308) in print now. Also available as a personalised PDF.
Order here: PDF Contract Order Form (fedfarm.org.nz)

Three agreements in one - complete a set of standard clauses plus either the heifer, dry stock or winter/seasonal grazing sections.

Herd Owning Sharemilking Agreement

Use when sharemilkers own the cows and farm owners supply the land and milking equipment.

Version HOSM_2310

Updates:

  • Milk Quality/Farm Assurance and Dairy Company Shares - previously supplied as an addendum.
  • Statutory Obligations - New clauses... Details
Loan Agreement
Our loan agreement covers a broad range of scenarios from family loans to share-milking loans. Rather than relying on the honesty of a handshake, this document provides easy-to-understand legal protection, for any and all loans.

Highlights of the new agreement:

•It’s easy to use can be completed at the kitchen table
•Makes conversations about money more structured and, therefore, less uncomfortable
•Legally protects the borrower and the... Details
Land Lease Agreement

Version 2022/2023: Printed May 2022

Use when you are leasing your land to someone else with provisions for regional consenting, nutrient management plans and farm environment plans and feed on hand (including pasture). Members can call 0800 327 646 for more information and advice. 

Set of x2 booklets.

Available as a personalised PDF that you print and complete. Order here: Details

Stock Lease Agreement

Use when you want to lease your stock to another farmer/person. It can protect your interests by registering a finance statement on the Personal Property Securities Register. 

Version 2406

Set of x2 booklets

Also available as a personalised PDF. Click here to order or call 0800 327 646.

Variable Order Sharemilking Agreement

For herds of 300 cows or less.

This agreement provides the terms and conditions of a sharemilking agreement and is applicable in cases where the Sharemilker does not provide the herd and the herd has 300 cows or less. 

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Variable Order Sharemilking Agreement - Over 300 Cows

Records the terms and conditions agreed to when the sharemilker is not providing the cows. This agreement is only available for herds with a minimum size over 300 cows, with the current 300 cow rule in the Sharemilking Act.

Latest Version: December 2023.

The agreement was completely rewritten in November 2022 for a new era of sharefarming, ensuring compliance with the latest tenancy act, RMA, and water legislation.