Our 10,000 farmers are at the heart of our Co-op and we work with them through a partnership approach.


We encourage and support farmers to adopt good management practices and to continuously improve profitability, environmental efficiency, and resilience.

Fonterra farmers

It’s those who get up to see the sunrise who get this country going.

Our farmers are at the heart of our Co-op.

Becoming a Fonterra farmer

Good things happen when we work together.

As a Co-op our purpose is to secure the highest possible returns for our farmers while maintaining our commitment to sustainability and our communities.

Sustainability on farm

We’re committed to producing dairy nutrition in a way that cares for people, animals and the environment, and brings value to our communities.

We’re passionate about creating long-term value for future generations.

We’re striving to be a New Zealand dairy Co-op that’s producing nutrition in a way that cares for people, animals and our environment, and brings value to our communities.

Organic Farming

Fonterra Organics is more than a product category. It’s a promise.

A promise of the most natural quality created in the most natural way. Where everything we do is in harmony with nature, and what you get is closer to it. An end product that protects and restores the environment it came from.

It starts with this place. Because New Zealand is the best place in the world to produce organic dairy. We’ve got the perfect climate, location and environment. And we’ve got the very best farmers too.

Animal welfare

Cows are the heart of every dairy farm, and their health and welfare are of paramount importance to us. 

We are committed to managing animals responsibly and continuously improving animal welfare outcomes.