The certification scheme gives farmers confidence in the quality of the advice they receive, and gives other rural professionals such as regional councils, banks, accountants and milk companies, confidence in their referrals.
DairyNZ recognises NZIPIM Dairy Farm Systems Consultants as approved providers of DairyBase report interpretation, development of Sustainable Milk Plans, and for conducting Whole Farm Assessments.
Find a certified consultant in your area
The first group of consultants completed certification in December 2016 with further consultants currently undergoing certification. To find a certified consultant in your area, or to find out more about the programme, visit the NZIPIM website.
Whole Farm Assessment
As part of the certification scheme, DairyNZ provides training for consultants to conduct Whole Farm Assessments. The WFA combines analysis of physical and financial benchmarking data (through DairyBase) with on-farm observation and a structured discussion with the farm team covering the business objectives and management practices. Over 70 consultants have completed the training across New Zealand.
Find out more or apply for a Whole Farm Assessment on your farm here.