World Leadership

Dairy Goat Co-operative was formed in 1984 from an amalgamation of several goat milk co-operatives around New Zealand. Since challenging times in the early days we have grown and flourished, largely because of innovative development and commercialisation of our goat milk-based formula products in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Since achieving success in markets such as New Zealand, Australia and Taiwan, our export markets have continued to grow and DGC’s formula products are now well established in around 27 countries around the globe.

Since 2003, DGC has enjoyed the benefits of its own manufacturing facilities including spray drying, dry blending, can forming and canning. These plants are all on the same Hamilton site alongside the company’s head office.

DGC’s governance structure, as a co-operative, consists of a board of eight directors. Of these, five are elected from the shareholding suppliers and three are independent directors. There are 72 supplying shareholders who supply milk to the co-operative and who are the owners of the company.

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Warehousing and Distribution

Warehousing and distribution are the final phase of the process. Finished and filled cans are held in the warehouse until final, independent testing is completed so that the product can be safely released.

Once released, the cans are loaded and driven to Port Tauranga for export.

Blending

Our state of the art blending plant enables us to add the additional nutrients required to meet regulatory and specific product requirements where necessary.

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 – cutting and serving fresh forage for their breakfast, lunch and dinner, milking at day’s break and day’s end, checking the bedding, and generally keeping a watchful eye over the welfare of all, from the littlies to the biggies.

It’s everyday family care. This is appropriate since DGC is itself a family, and we work together with a single focus, on making a better infant formula for the world. Whether it is at 5.30am milking Saturdays and Sundays, or in our labs developing world-class research, or packing our cans safely.

We are proud to be farming a natural food and managing its production all the way to market. And that’s why we feel good about putting our name on it, knowing it is going on to feed and nurture families just like ours.

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.