NPR - Sharemilking In New Zealand (p170-178)
This paper describes the essential features of sharemilking in New Zealand; the types of sharemilking agreements; the contribution to dairy output from farms on which a sharemilker is engaged; and sharemilking legislation. The paper outlines the essential features of variable order and herd owning sharemilking agreements and provides economic information on both agreements. The paper concludes that the future of sharemilking depends upon how it measures up against alternative arrangements. For both prospective sharemilkers and farm owners there are structures other than sharemilking which may prove to be more popular in future.
Keywords: sharemilking – types, agreements, legislation