The volume and range of products being utilised as dairy feeds continues to grow as farmers look for opportunities to maximise economic returns. At the same time, customers and regulators continue to increase the scrutiny placed on dairy products, both in terms of what they contain and how they have been produced. Animal feed can affect milk quality and the customer’s perception of appropriate sourcing, therefore suitability and traceability of all feeds used is an important component of that scrutiny.
The processes and outcomes described in the guide to the right have been developed to help dairy farmers and feed providers ensure that the dairy product they contribute to continue to meet customer expectations and New Zealand Regulations.
Domestic Feed Declaration Forms
All farmers are required to complete a domestic feed declaration form if they are selling locally grown crops into the dairy industry. For the form, please see the attached pdf on the right.