Meat & Wool

The Meat & Wool section is focused on achieving a profitable and sustainable meat and wool sector.

Members face a wide range of challenges: from increasingly discerning consumers, public focus on the environmental impacts of farming,  animal welfare and disease concerns,  to a changing health and safety and employment environment.

The Members of the Federated Farmers Meat & Wool industry group are represented by the Industry Group council consisting of the Meat & Wool chairpersons from each of our 24 provinces.

They are headed up by a five member executive and lead by the Meat & Wool chairperson.

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Meat & Wool 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.

The He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) Pricing Discussion Begins

Posted on 23/11/2021
The industry/government partnership working on how to encourage a reduction in on-farm greenhouse gas emissions has released a "draft engagement document" designed to get you thinking about a pricing mechanism for Agricultural Greenhouse gasses

2021 Rates Report Newsletter

Posted on 17/11/2021
Federated Farmers 2021 Rates Report Newsletter has been published

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.

Meat & Wool 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.

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...

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

Backrub - A Preventable Injury

Posted on 23/01/2020

Meat & Wool Executive Bios

Executive Biographies 2019

Posted on 25/07/2019

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