Global Partnerships

As a co-operative we believe in family working together for a long-term sustainable business to pass on to our children, and their grandchildren. And to bring a world-leading infant formula to families just like ours around the world.

Co-operation

Co-operation

We are a co-operative, owned by the farmers who supply goat milk. Co-operative is also a word we use to describe our business style, which is built around sustainable and long-term relationships with our partners.

World leadership

World leadership

Since early successes, our export markets have continued to grow and DGC’s formula products are now well established in around 27 countries around the globe.

Safeguarding nature

Safeguarding nature

Our farmers know how important a high quality diet is to goats. DGC goats thrive on locally grown, on-farm forages such as grasses, clover, lucerne, hay, silage or pasture plants.

For families

For families

DGC is of the land, because we are a co-operative of goat farmers who live and breathe by the rhythms of nature. From sun up to sundown, in all kinds of weather, we are caring for our goats.

There are over 200 people working at DGC, meet a few below

Andrew Chadwick

Andrew Chadwick

Can Manufacturing Team Leader

Colin Prosser

Colin Prosser

Chief Scientific Officer

Liz Carpenter

Liz Carpenter

Principal Scientist

Caroline Keast

Caroline Keast

Market Access Manager

Jessica Bromell

Jessica Bromell

Quality Technical Officer

Willy Goodman

Willy Goodman

Training, Documentation, Plant Projects and Process Development

Dianne Lowry

Dianne Lowry

Regulatory and Technical Liaison Manager

Lene Nielsen

Lene Nielsen

Product Development Manager

Roger Cook

Roger Cook

Leading Hand – Finished Goods

Elaine Young

Elaine Young

Quality Compliance Officer

Sam Pachal

Sam Pachal

Quality Coordinator – Compliance

Helen Davies

Helen Davies

Export Documentation Coordinator

Neil Levet

Neil Levet

Production Coordinator - Spray Drying

Meet our leadership team here

Our Heritage

Formed in 1984, we have grown to now distribute to over 27 countries around the globe. We have enjoyed many challenges and milestones along the way.

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Dairy Goat Co-operative established (Dairy Goat Co-operative (N.Z.) Ltd established from the amalgamation of small goat milk co-operatives around New Zealand).

Goat milk infant formula invented and commercialised; export markets established.

Introduction of Goat milk Infant Formula to Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia.

Nannycare brand launched in the UK.

Bambinchen brand launched in Germany.

Orient EuroPharma Joint Venture established.

Nanny brand launched in Russia.

First clinical trial on goat milk formula undertaken in Auckland, New Zealand (first ever clinical study to demonstrate healthy weight gain of infants fed goat formula).
Karihome brand launched in Singapore.

New partnership established with Ildong Foodis (Korea).
New Partnership established with Pacific Healthcare (PHC) Thailand.

Built own spray-drying plant, designed specifically for processing goat milk formula, at Gallagher Drive, Hamilton.
Golden Goat (Ildong Foodis brand) launched in Korea.
Karihome brand launched in Malaysia.
Nanny brand launched in Ukraine.

Head office built at Gallagher Drive.
DG brand launched in Thailand.
Karihome brand launched in Hong Kong.

Dry Blending plant built at Gallagher Drive site.

Canning plant built at Gallagher Drive site, giving DGC integrated manufacturing facilities.
Karihome brand launched in China.
DG brand launched in Philippines.
Golden Goat brand launched in Turkey.

Completion of 2nd clinical trial on goat milk formula (Adelaide, Australia); DGC is the only company to have completed clinical safety trials for goat formula.

European Food Safety Authority approval published (European Food Safety Authority published a positive scientific opinion of goat milk as a suitable protein source for infant formula. DGC achieved change to EC Directive to include goat milk formula for European markets).

Can making plant built at DGC Gallagher Drive.

The second spray drying plant (officially opened by Prime Minister John Key in Sep 2014) and additional warehousing was built at Gallagher Drive.

Capricare brand established.
Capricare launched in France.
Capricare launched in Spain.

Capricare launched in Greece.
Capricare launched in Poland.

DGC exhibited at ESPGHAN congress.
Capricare launched in Italy.
DGC filled 100 million cans.
DG brand launched in Vietnam.
FSSC22000 certified.

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Can Filling

The DGC can filling facilities are world class. On any day at DGC we can manufacture over 150,000 cans and fill over 90,000 cans. These are then sent to our warehousing and distribution facility where they await final safety tests before being released for export worldwide.

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DGC TRUST

The Dairy Goat Co-operative’s 72 shareholders farm in some of New Zealand’s premium farming regions – Northland, Waikato and Taranaki. Their ability to do what they do, is enabled by the strength and resilience of the communities which they support, and which support them.

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Purpose built manufacturing

The DGC plant is purpose-built solely to be a world class facility for manufacturing goat milk formula. Combined with our cooperative farm model, we are able to control the entire process from milking to distribution. So milk that comes into the plant leaves as a completed product.

The result is a safer, cleaner manufacturing process with no third parties in the production process.

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Spray Drying

DGC’s spray drying plant has been designed specifically to process goat infant formula.

Spray drying is the process of removing water from the milk, producing the beginning of the fine powder that is eventually found in the finished product.

Our spray dryers are kept meticulously clean and the most recent, second spray dryer was built in 2015.