Meat & Wool

Representing New Zealand's meat and wool producers

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.

What's been happening

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...

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 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...

Meat & Wool Contacts