Supporting our communities

At ANZCO we're proud to actively support the wellbeing and good health of our rural communities and our industry through a number of key initiatives.

Supporting rural schools

ANZCO donates 50 cents to nominated rural primary schools for every cull cow and bobby calf processed. In the past eight years, this programme has seen more than $1 million donated to rural schools - $117,000 went to rural schools in 2019 alone.

The Sponsor a School programme is ANZCO’s way of thanking dairy farmers for choosing ANZCO and showing our support for local rural schools and communities.

The greater the support we get, the higher our donations to schools. Talk to your ANZCO Livestock Rep to find out how to take part.


St John fundraising

St John relies heavily on public support and donations for ambulances and other infrastructure. It is part of the fabric of New Zealand, treating and transporting around 400,000 people a year, also providing first aid training and event medical services.

In addition to paid professionals on the frontline, St John is also staffed by a committed team of volunteers some of whom work for ANZCO.

For every dollar raised in conjunction with ANZCO, we will match it dollar for dollar.  

ANZCO Foods young butcher competitions

We are committed to the growth and development of our industry and that's why each year ANZCO supports young butchers by sponsoring the Butcher Apprentice and Young Butchers’ Competition Team in the annual New Zealand Butcher of the Year Competition.

Caring for our communities

Other sponsorship and fundraising initiatives that we have been involved with over the last 12 months include support for the following organisations