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Considering Contract Milking?

Considering going contract milking but not sure what your typical contract might net you? Try our handy tool to see what income and expenses you might need to consider. Plus, what's left over for finance costs and potential profit.

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Customer story

Read how Ashburton contract milkers, Ryan and Emma Braddock, secured fresh working capital from Figured when their bank wouldn’t come to the party. 

Read their story


Sourcing the funds

When banks won't lend, it's the place of other institutions to step in. Figured Lending was recently featured in the NZ Dairy Exporter publication. See how Figured Lending is changing the game when it comes to funding the needs of New Zealand's agri sector.

Read the article


Dairy Courses

Upskill yourself and your team with free dairy training. From short courses and workshops to full programmes for formal qualifications, Dairy Training provides something for everyone.

Dairy Training Limited has been supporting farmers with training since 2002 and, as a subsidiary of DairyNZ, they have industry good at the core of what they do.

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Handy tools

DairyNZ's contract milking premium calculator compares the profitability of contract milking with managing a farm.  The difference between the two is the premium that a contract milker requires to account for the extra risk and responsibility of running the farm and managing their own business.

Find out more   Download Excel Sheet

Don’t wait to get funding for your farm business.

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