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IHC Calf & Rural Scheme

The IHC Calf & Rural Scheme proudly supported by PGG Wrightson has been raising money to support people with intellectual disabilities for 30 years. In this time, farmers from across New Zealand have helped raise over $25 million and donated over 128,000 calves and virtual calves.

How does the Scheme work?

There are three ways in which New Zealand farmers can donate to the Scheme:

  1. Donate a weaned farm animal (calf, cull cow, heifer, sheep, deer, steer, bull, lamb or goat) to be sold through PGG Wrightson Livestock at an IHC sale. 
  2. Donate $300 in lieu of an actual animal.
  3. Donate the average sale price of an animal sold at an IHC sale.

Where does your money go?

  • Supporting families and children with intellectual disabilities.
  • Supporting 1,000 volunteers across New Zealand.
  • Funding local Volunteer Associations to provide Advocacy and support to families in need across New Zealand.
  • Maintaining New Zealand’s most comprehensive library on information relating to intellectual disability.
  • Running a community awareness programme, Take a moment with us.
  • Providing Advocacy and Self Advocacy for all people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand.
  • Enhancing the living environments of IHC’s 850 homes and other facilities throughout the country.



For more information about IHC and what services they provide to people with intellectual disabilities living in New Zealand, visit www.ihc.org.nz

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