You might be able to apply to be an Associated Shareholder or a Secondary Shareholder.
More types of farmers can hold shares under Flexible Shareholding, helping to provide a pathway for future owners.
This section gives an overview for Sharemilkers of what’s involved in being an Associated Shareholder or a Secondary Shareholder – depending on your circumstances.
See below for a quick overview of Associated Shareholders and Secondary Shareholders, plus a tool to help you figure out which one you’re eligible to be.
For a full overview so you can make an informed decision, remember you’ll need to read the Rules for Shareholding.
If you’re still not quite sure what type of shareholder you’re eligible to be, please use the tool below.
Do you have a sharemilking agreement with a Supplying Shareholder (i.e., farm owner)?
You cannot apply to the Co-op to hold shares.
Go to Question 2.