Farm Assurance provides Silver Fern Farms’ customers and consumers with a guarantee that the red meat they choose has been produced to the highest standards on your farm.
The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP) was introduced by Silver Fern Farms from July 2017 with the aim of removing duplication of standards and lowering the costs of having multiple different ‘company specific’ assurance programmes.
Having a common standard throughout New Zealand also enables customers to be confident that the product they purchase originates from a trusted source. The Programme is a JAS-ANZ recognised assurance programme for product certification (ISO17025).
Farm Assurance also opens up opportunities for farmer partners to access market premiums. It is a pre-requisite for our value added supply programmes. Reflecting market demand, lambs supplied from non-Farm Assured properties will have schedule deductions relevant to seasonal market conditions.
The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme is an outcome of the Red Meat Profit Partnership funded by the Government through the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme.
Contact your Silver Fern Farms Livestock Rep for more information and an Application Form and Information Pack.