Dairy

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

Friday deadline to register for B+LNZ elections

Posted on 11/01/2021
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Northern North Island and Northern South Island electoral districts after two nominations were received in each district...

Christmas Message to all members and supporters

Posted on 22/12/2020
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, on behalf of our elected representatives and staff...

Building a Bankable Agribusiness Workshop

Posted on 11/11/2020
Discuss growing financial resilience in your agribusiness with a banking panel...

Dairy Industry Newsletters

Dairy Policy Work

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.

Action for healthy waterways - Update

Posted on 27/08/2020
As previously advised, significant freshwater regulations were released by the government on 5 August 2020...

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...

Opotiki District Council- Rates 2020/21

Posted on 28/05/2020
Opotiki District Council has released an information paper on its planed rates for 2020/21. The information paper indicates a disproportionate rate increase of up to 29% for Dairy and Pastoral farms, while the district’s overall increase is much b

Factsheets

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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