Goats

Federated Farmers, initially through Mohair New Zealand and latterly through the wider-based Goat Industry Group, has been significantly involved in advocating for the whole goat farming industry on resource management matters for over a decade. This work mainly involves submitting for less stringent controls on goat farming in general.

Many proposals stem from an ignorance among regulators of modern goat farming techniques and practices and it would be fair to say that a sizeable majority of our submissions have achieved success with these people once they have been 'brought up to date'.

Federated Farmers policy team has proved invaluable in assisting with submissions throughout New Zealand. Without Federated Farmers, many goat farmers would have been regulated out of business.

Federated Farmers Goats represents the interests of Goat farmers through their industry group executive, headed by Mohair New Zealand Inc.

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Goat Group News

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

MEMBERS ONLY - COVID Borders and other questions - webinar tomorrow

Posted on 28/08/2021
We are getting lots of questions from members about operating under COVID restrictions

What's your connectivity on-farm like?

Posted on 25/08/2021
It's that time of the year again where we ask you to tell us how you rate connectivity on your farm in our Rural Connectivity Survey.

Government’s release of, and response to, report into whole-model review of Overseer

Posted on 13/08/2021
This week the government released an independent report into Overseer prepared by an independent Science Advisory Panel, alongside its own response to the report’s findings.

Goat 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.

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. ..

Submission on the Water Services Bill

Posted on 2/03/2021
We have mixed views on this Bill. We have significant concerns with the drinking water provisions which we believe may well have a deleterious impact on small rural water supplies...

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 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...

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

Animal Welfare Regulations October 1 2018 Factsheet

Posted on 19/06/2019
A list of all the regulations that come into effect on October 1st 2018 and cover cattle, sheep, deer, goats and dogs are available in this fact sheet.

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