Member Advisory

National Feed Coordination Service

9 April 2022

The National Feed Coordination Service has been activated by the Ministry of Primary Industries to support farmers sourcing feed, priority areas are those affected by recent flooding and drought conditions. Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ and Dairy NZ support activation of the service with Federated Farmers contracted to deliver the service. The service is essentially a feed matching service connecting willing buyers and willing sellers – like Tinder - but for feed.  


I need feed, go here 
I have feed for sale, go here
Alternately you can call 0800 Farming (0800 327646) Option 2 - and request a call back. 
I have grazing available go here 
I need grazing required go here 
The National Feed Coordination Service can not organise transport.

Additional Support

If you, your neighbour or anyone else is struggling there is help.

Farmstrong – A nationwide wellbeing programme for the rural community. 

You can call or text 1737 to talk with a trained counsellor for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

RST is available for free and confidential support and can connect you with the services you need, whether financial, business or health-related on 0800 787 254

Surviving to thriving – Diary of a drought listen here

In this episode, North Canterbury farmer and member of our Meat & Wool Executive, Dan Hodgen, talks about the North Canterbury drought which lasted four years. Dan speaks from his own experiences and memories about moving from “surviving to thriving.” There's advice about recognising trigger points, the importance of making early decisions and the actions that the North Canterbury rural community took together to thrive in adversity.