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

DairyNZ Elections - Meet the Candidates

Posted on 22/09/2021
Federated Farmers Dairy Council is holding a Meet The Candidates Zoom event.

South Island Freshwater Farm Plan/Low Slope Map consultations moved to webinars

Posted on 20/09/2021
Freshwater Farm Plan/Low Slope Map Consultations

Have you done the Rural Connectivity Survey yet?- closes today 8pm

Posted on 5/09/2021
A BIG thank you to the 700 people who’ve taken the time to complete our Rural Connectivity Survey 2021

Dairy Industry Newsletters

Dairy Policy Work

Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

Posted on 11/08/2021
The Environment Select Committee is currently reviewing the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. FF lodged an extensive submission on the Bill as it is intended to be the primary replacement for the RMA.

New Season Farm Confidence Report July 2021

Posted on 9/08/2021
This report summarises the July 2021 Federated Farmers’ Mid-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this study is the 25th iteration.

Climate Change

Posted on 15/06/2021
The objective of the effort to update our policy position has been to develop a policy position that reflects the different circumstances and political pressures of today and months to come from when the Federation last agreed its policy position on

Submission on the Import Health Standard: Draft for consultation Bovine Germplasm

Posted on 13/05/2021
Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Federated Farmers) welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on its consultation document “Import Health Standard (IHS): Draft for consultation Bovine Germplasm ihs” (the consult

It would be a crime if you didn't do this survey

Posted on 2/05/2021
Thank you to the over 700 members who have responded to the Rural Crime Survey so far. ..


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.

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....

Southland and Otago Winter Feed Management Toolkit

Posted on 13/03/2020
This toolkit has been prepared to give farmers options to minimise the impact of the wet 2019-2020 season

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