Federated Farmers Dairy aims to maintain a strong, progressive and sustainable dairy industry through representation, consultation and advocacy.

Federated Farmers Dairy focuses on developing sensible policy by influencing local and central government, the wider industry and community groups.

Federated Farmers Dairy is made up of three parts representing dairy farmers, sharemilkers and sharemilker farm owners.

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Biosecurity Policy

This policy sets out how Farm Owners and their Sharemilkers and Contract Milkers will manage biosecurity threats, such as Mycoplasma bovis and Velvet Leaf.   It will be going out with our Sharemilking (both Variable Order and Herd Owning) and Contract Milking Agreements from now on. 

It is available free for members ($20 (GST inclusive) for non-members) who want to add it to their current Agreements.
  • Members click here to download your copy. 
  • Non-members please phone 0800 327 646 to order.

Dairy Group News

We want your feedback on He Waka Eke Noa

Posted on 22/12/2021
Federated Farmers has recently finished a round of targeted consultation with our elected representatives up and down the country, and a webinar on the Draft Proposals for the He Waka Eke Noa pricing mechanism.

Rural Security Tips + Tricks Series CAMERAS

Posted on 7/12/2021
The most popular request for this series was on options for security cameras and where to start.

Rising costs should spark contract milker/farm owner conversations

Posted on 6/12/2021
Over the past year there has been a significant rise in dairy farm working expenses, in particular labour, fuel and fertiliser.

Dairy Industry Newsletters

Dairy Policy Work

Thank you for your response!

Posted on 27/10/2021
We would like to thank all of you for your contribution to the Federated Farmers glyphosate survey for the EPA's call for information on glyphosate use.

Submission on Managing Intensive Winter Grazing

Posted on 8/10/2021
The government has proposed loosening a number of provisions, which FF's supports, but there are still some areas where the intensive winter grazing regulations require further work.

Submission on the Freshwater Farm Plan Regulations

Posted on 8/10/2021
FF's key concern is that there is insufficient detail in the discussion document to really understand what is being proposed and, where it does seem to be clear, it appears these plans will be overly burdensome on farmers.

Submission on proposed changes to the Low Slope Map Regulations 2020

Posted on 8/10/2021
While these changes address some concerns, they still do not go far enough. It would be impossible to establish a method of accurately identifying the land where the proportional environmental benefits out weigh the costs.


Regional Burning of Fallen Stock Rules

Posted on 7/12/2020
The below is a summary as at 20 July 2020, and it is based on our initial appraisal...

Regional rules on stock burial and offal pits

Posted on 7/12/2020
Please see the pdf on this page for a summary of the regional planning requirements for stock burial and offal pits.

Domestic Feeds, Information, and Traceability

Posted on 18/08/2020
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry

Regional Stock Burial Rules

Posted on 10/08/2020
The below is a summary as at 20 July 2020, and it is based on our initial appraisal...

Overview of changes to our Contract Milking Agreement

Posted on 26/03/2020
There are some significant changes to our contract milking agreement that we would like to bring your attention too. They can be described under seven broad headings....

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