Dairy is New Zealand’s largest export sector, creating in excess of $NZ17 billion of revenue each year. This reflects a 70% increase in export earnings per cow since 2001, employment of over 46,000 people, the highest average salary levels within both agricultural and food manufacturing industries with 80% earned in rural areas, and the 5th highest average female salary level of 138 New Zealand industries.
With the dairy products market now worth more than $US62 billion in China and the USA respectively, Oceania Dairy Limited was initially established to help meet growing international demand for New Zealand milk powder. It is a registered dairy exporter and operates under a Ministry for Primary Industries approved Risk Management Program for its raw milk collection, manufacture, storage and transport of final product.
The original investors identified the area between South Canterbury and North Otago as suitable for dairy manufacturing due to the land, climate, people and resources that are available to sustain a long-term, profitable industry. They also identified that the area is home to some of New Zealand’s largest and most productive dairy farms run by progressive farmers who continue to provide strong support.
Our world class team is a mix of locally developed talent with a sprinkling of experienced dairy industry people. We take great pride in growing our own talent!
Oceania Dairy believes strongly in mutual benefit, which is shared between our owners, customers, staff, suppliers and community. We take our community responsibility seriously. We have a long term view in everything we do, with a commitment to adopting the best technology to ensure we are sustainable.