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Ministry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries' Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) invests in farmer, grower and forester led projects that deliver economic, environmental and social benefits to New Zealand's primary industries.

The SFF funds "Communities of Interest" to undertake applied research and extension projects that tackle a shared problem or develop a new opportunity. SFF projects are led by rural land owners and managers often with the support of industry organisations, agribusinesses, researchers or consultants. Most successful projects are able to leverage a high proportion of other funding or in-kind support to complement the SFF grant.


The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust, better known as AGMARDT, invests millions each year aimed at exploring market opportunities, encouraging innovative ideas, and development future leaders within the agribusiness sectors.

Beef and Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand belongs to New Zealand sheep & beef farmers. It's funded by farmers, investing together to benefit the whole industry. This collective investment delivers outcomes that farmers couldn't achieve alone. Beef + Lamb New Zealand exists to support a confident and profitable sheep and beef industry by helping farmers make informed business decisions and promoting their collective interests. Beef + Lamb New Zealand is your organisation and it plays a role at many points in the value chain, providing independent information, tools and services to help you make the best business decisions. We deliver activities through four programme areas - FARM, MARKET, PEOPLE, and INFORMATION. It's all geared towards making continuous improvements on your farm, securing better access to overseas markets, and making sure consumers choose New Zealand beef and lamb.

The FARM programme invests in research and development geared to improving sustainable land and environment management, improving forage and feed efficiency, breeding more productive and efficient sheep and cattle and reducing the impact of internal parasites. Knowledge and tools from these research findings are then packaged and delivered to farmers for use on their farms, through the Beef + Lamb New Zealand extension programme.

MSD Animal Health

MSD Animal Health in New Zealand draws its products from a wide base of innovative, high quality veterinary products. Both locally and internationally Intervet/Schering-Plough is dedicated to research and development which is leading to innovative products that make a real difference to animal health.

In New Zealand, MSD Animal Health has a wide range of products and services that help veterinarians, pet owners and farmers care for their animals. Some of those products are manufactured here in New Zealand whereas others are manufactured in dedicated plants in other parts of the world. Many of New Zealand’s leading veterinarians, farmers and pet owners choose MSD Animal Health's quality products to help protect and treat the animals in their care.


Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, support and education. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

Our name, Zoetis (zō-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company’s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.


Virbac New Zealand is a specialist animal health company with its core business in cattle and sheep products, veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, a wide range of petcare products for dogs and cats, plus a broad range of products for horses.

Federated Farmers of New Zealand

No one farmer can respond to the mass of policy and issues we collectively face. That is Federated Farmers’ role and our mission is to take farming forward.

We consist of 24 provinces and employ professional staff who work for our member-farmers. As a democratic organisation, we give farmers a collective voice at both a regional, national and international level.

We also represent the specific interests of members within Meat & Fibre, Dairy, Goats, Rural Butchers, High Country, Grain & Seed and Bees.

New Zealand Veterinary Association

We are a not-for-profit organisation established to help, inform and represent veterinarians throughout New Zealand. Our aim is to provide a central service to support our members in their careers and promote professionalism within the industry.

The NZVA represents a united profession, respected and recognised in New Zealand and internationally. NZVA is taking a leading role in challenging the status quo and working with key stakeholders to ensure the veterinary profession in New Zealand remains relevant to our society and livestock industries.

C . Alma Baker Trust