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.

For more on the Goats Industry Group
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Goat Group News

Call for Mohair NZ director nominations, and notice of motions

Posted on 20/01/2021
Nominations are called for two (2) positions of Producer-Director for the Board of Mohair New Zealand...

Mohair NZ AGM registrations close 5 February

Posted on 18/01/2021
Just a reminder to get your registrations in for the Mohair AGM...

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...

Mohair NZ 2021 AGM - registrations open

Posted on 21/12/2020
Please find below a link to the registration form for next year’s Mohair NZ AGM which will take place in Lincoln and Oxford from the 4th-7th of March 2021...

Banking survey opens today - We need your help

Posted on 9/11/2020
Welcome to the first Federated Farmers Banking Survey for November 2020...

Goat 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...

Banking survey closes today

Posted on 11/05/2020
A big thank-you to the many hundreds of members who have already filled in the first Federated Farmers Banking Survey for 2020...

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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