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.