DataLinker was developed with industry funding from DairyNZ, Red Meat Profit Partnership and the Ministry for Primary Industries through the Primary Growth Partnership. Ownership of DataLinker has been vested in an independent company to operate and maintain the service on a commercially sustainable basis.
Organisations that use DataLinker pay a fee which covers the cost of maintaining and improving the service. There is no requirement to deliver a financial return to shareholders – DataLinker exists for the benefit of the primary sector.
DairyNZ and Beef+Lamb NZ are equal shareholders in DataLinker Ltd.