Why partner with Synlait?

Control your capital

There’s no compulsory investment required in Synlait so you don’t need to buy shares. This allows you to control your capital – investing it in your farm, another farm, herd, equipment, dairy sheds or anywhere you see fit. Because we’re listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), you can still have come skin in the game by buying shares if you want.

Recognition and reward

You can earn a premium over and above the base milk price through our Lead With Pride™ and Special Milk programmes. a2 Milk™, Grass Fed™ (The Grass Fed Program  is independently audited by a third party which is accredited under JAS-ANZ to International Standards ISO/IEC Guide 17065) and Immuron Colostrum are examples of Special Milks that are differentiated to add value to our customers and your bottom line. Lead With Pride™ is our certified best practice dairy farming programme that recognises suppliers for being environmentally conscious, socially aware as an employer and committed to the health and wellbeing of their cows and milk quality. A premium is paid for achieving Lead With Pride™ certification.

Canterbury on the world stage

We’re listed on the NZX and the ASX and have shareholders all over the world. That includes New Zealand-based institutional investors and, of course, kiwi ‘mum and dad’ shareholders, many of whom live right here in Canterbury. We employ over 400 Cantabrians and are proud of our local roots right here in Canterbury. We’re a growth company and continue to focus on growing our business and reinvesting back into the business.

Not a number

We take pride in building relationships with our suppliers and our strength is knowing your name. You’re not a number to us. Our dedicated team offer personalised service, regularly visiting suppliers’ on-farm. Alternatively, you’re always welcome to visit us in Dunsandel. Because many of our suppliers aren’t shareholders they’re not tied to us. That means we have to work harder to keep them happy! We host an annual conference for our suppliers and customers; an event which is unique to the dairy industry and provides an opportunity to connect with Synlait staff, financial and rural professionals, and fellow suppliers. In addition, we host regular events and dinners throughout the year, celebrating our success and supporting our supplier network. Meet our team who will support you:

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HERE’S WHAT OUR SUPPLIERS THINK
  • HERE'S WHAT OUR SUPPLIERS THINK
    “I’ve leveraged the flexibility Synlait offers to suit my business. I’m all for value add, which is a win-win with Synlait because we’re both doing it. Supplying a2 milk™ is exciting for us, we can see its impact in the market and that makes our team really proud to lead like that.”

    Stuart Brander
    Brander Farms LTD.
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    “We were one of the first to sign up with Synlait. The drive and focus on adding value appealed to us as potential suppliers. We get a better return on the effort we put in with Synlait and are a part of something exciting.”

    Mike and Georgia Dewhirst
    Dewhirst Land Company Ltd.
  • HERE'S WHAT OUR SUPPLIERS THINK
    “I choose to supply Synlait because i always feel well paid for my milk, and not having to purchase shares has allowed me to invest and expand my business. I really appreciate the good service. I am not treated like a number, they know who i am, and i enjoy knowing all the team.”

    James Geddes
    Geddes Farming Company Ltd.
FAQs ON SUPPLYING SYNLAIT

Who owns Synlait?

We’re listed on the NZX and the ASX, and have shareholders all over the world as well as New Zealand-based institutional investors and of course kiwi ‘mum and dad’ shareholders, many of whom live right here in Canterbury. We employ over 370 Cantabrians and are proud of our local roots.

How can I earn a premium for my milk?

You can earn a premium over and above the base milk price through our Lead With Pride™ and Special Milk programmes. a2 Milk™, Grass Fed, Immuron Colostrum and Night Milk are examples of Special Milks that are differentiated to add value to our customers and your bottom line. Lead With Pride™ is our certified best practice dairy farming programme that recognises suppliers for being environmentally conscious, socially aware and committed to the health and wellbeing of their cows. A premium is paid for achieving Lead with Pride™ certification.

Do I have to buy shares in Synlait?

There’s no compulsory investment required in Synlait so you don’t need to buy shares. This allows you to control your capital – investing it in your farm, another farm, herd, equipment, dairy sheds or anywhere else you see fit. Because we’re listed on the NZX and the ASX you can still have some skin in the game by buying shares if you want.

What type of service will I receive?

We take pride in building relationships with our suppliers and our strength is knowing your name. You’re not a number to us. Our dedicated team offer personalised service, regularly visiting suppliers’ on-farm. Alternatively, you’re always welcome to visit us in Dunsandel. Because many of our suppliers aren’t shareholders they’re not tied to us. That means we have to work harder to keep them happy! We host an annual conference for our suppliers; an event which is unique to the dairy industry and provides an opportunity to connect with Synlait staff, financial and rural professionals, and fellow suppliers. In addition, we host regular events and dinners throughout the year, celebrating our success and supporting our supplier network.