Representing the common interests of New Zealand dairy manufacturing and exporting companies
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is the representative body of New Zealand dairy manufacturing and exporting companies.
We work in the best interests of the New Zealand dairy industry as a whole by representing the common interests of our members on matters of public policy both within New Zealand and internationally. Our goals are to:
- Maintain and grow trade opportunities for New Zealand dairy products;
- Ensure New Zealand dairy exports are supported and enabled by fit-for-purpose food regulatory and biosecurity frameworks;
- Strengthen the reputation of New Zealand as a reliable exporter of safe and sustainable dairy products.
Our members’ perspectives matter: they are a critical component of the New Zealand growth story. Dairy is a third of New Zealand’s goods exports.
DCANZ members account for around 98% of the milk processed in New Zealand and a similarly high proportion of New Zealand dairy exports.
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New Zealand dairy
The New Zealand dairy industry is proud to produce dairy goodness which we share with the world.
With our natural advantages and unique combination of qualities as a country – care, integrity, and ingenuity – New Zealand is ideally suited to making one of the essentials for a healthy diet: MILK.
Milk – one of the most nutrient-dense foods available – is the foundation of our industry. Working within a world-class regulatory framework, DCANZ members transform and export that milk as a broad range of high-quality products that are exported to over 120 different markets.
New Zealand dairy at a glance
$19.7 b is the value of
Dairy is New Zealand’s largest goods exporter and also makes a direct value add contribution of $10 billion to the economy.
New Zealand milk
has 48% lower emissions
New Zealand dairy farming is estimated to emit 48% less carbon from the cradle-to-farm gate than the global average.
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New Zealand’s dairy industry is a trusted supplier of safe and sustainable dairy products, exporting for more than 170 years and to more than 130 different markets.
Working collaboratively is fundamental to achieving the objectives that DCANZ has to advance the interests of the dairy industry in New Zealand and overseas.
DCANZ is proud to have formed partnerships with a variety of government, non-government and industry bodies with common interests in areas such as sustainability and biosecurity.