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This agreement should be used when you are employing someone on an "as and where required" basis, for a specific and short period of time - generally less than 3 weeks. The key principle is that there should be no continuing expectation of work on either party. If the term exceeds 3 weeks you should consider a Federated Farmers Fixed Term Agreement.

Current Version 1805, last updated May 2018.

Set of 2 booklets suitable for one employee.

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This agreement is suitable to use when the grower shall grow the cultivar on the land.

Duplicate pad – x15 copies
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This Contract is used where the contractor milks the cows on a cents per kilogram milk-solids basis.

Current version released May 2018.

1805 version includes new or updated clauses relating to:
*Mycoplasma bovis
*Bought in feed
*Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Booklet – x2 copies

If you would prefer a personalised PDF of this agreement, please call 0800 327 646 to purchase.
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Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing.

Current version released April 2019.

This agreement should be used when you are employing someone long term, there is no fixed end date i.e. the employee would have to resign or you have justification to terminate their employment.

Booklet x2 copies

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Our employment agreements are the industry standard and have been developed by farmers for farmers with all the requisite legal backing.

Current version released April 2019.
Fixed term employment relationships come to an end at a specified time, upon a specified event or at the end of a specified project. There must be a genuine reason for imposing a fixed term agreement rather than a permanent one. For example, you cannot use a fixed term to trial’ a staff... Details
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Federated Farmers and QSI have developed a new Farm Safety Management System that enables farm businesses to generate a safe working environment and meet compliance obligations.

The new Safety Management System is in hard copy format and clearly outlines a framework for managing health and safety on-farm and also includes access to safety advisers for further advice on implementation.

Key features of the Safety Management System include:
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Three agreements in one • complete a set of standard clauses plus either the heifer, dry stock or winter/seasonal grazing sections
Multiple payment options relevant to the different types of grazing
Scope for dealing with adverse events such as feed shortage
Clear roles and responsibilities for the grazier and stock owner to ensure a ´no surprises’ relationship
Clear expectations with respect to animal health
Reporting requirements that make it clear... Details
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Use when sharemilkers own the cows and farm owners supply the land and milking equipment.

Current version released January 2017.

Booklet x2 copies

If you would prefer a personalised PDF of this agreement, please call 0800 327 646 instead to purchase.
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Our new loan agreement covers a broad range of scenarios from family loans to share-milking loans. Rather than relying on the honesty of a handshake, this document provides easy-to-understand legal protection, for any and all loans.

Highlights of the new agreement:

•It’s easy to use – can be completed at the kitchen table
•Makes conversations about money more structured and, therefore, less uncomfortable
•Legally protects the borrower and the ... Details
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50 sets in triplicate per book
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Use when you are leasing your land to someone else with specific clauses for fertilizer, pasture retention and public risk.

Booklet – x2 copies

If you would prefer a personalised PDF of this agreement, please call 0800 327 646 instead to purchase.
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Use when you want to lease your stock to another farmer/person. It can protect your interests by registering a finance statement on the Personal Property Securities Register.

Version 1307

Booklet x2 copies

If you would prefer a personalised PDF of this agreement, please call 0800 327 646 instead to purchase.
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Records the terms and conditions agreed to when the sharemilker
is not providing the cows.

New version released March 2019.

For more information or to order a PDF version please call 0800 327 646
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A completely revised and refreshed testing policy has been developed that clearly sets out the testing framework.

Key features of the policy include:
• Enhances the ability of employers to proactively look out for their employees and their well being
• Aligns with Federated Farmers revised employment agreement to offer a seamless approach to drug and alcohol testing
• Developed with the agricultural sector in mind and is fully compliant with... Details