Sally Rae

Industry keen to study MIE report

Industry keen to study MIE report

Alliance Group is keen to continue discussions with Meat Industry Excellence to ''better understand'' a report which suggested extensive plant rationalisation throughout New Zealand.

Rationalisation 'compelling'

Rationalisation 'compelling'

Closing 13 sheep and six beef processing plants throughout New Zealand would result in savings of $215.5 million a year, international consultancy firm GHD has found.

Wake-up call for red meat industry

Wake-up call for red meat industry

''Time is now of the essence'' when it comes to the future of New Zealand's red meat industry, Ross Hyland says.

MIE says merger could save billions

Billions of dollars could be saved through red meat industry rationalisation and consolidation, a report commissioned by Meat Industry Excellence says.

Verified clean brand for meat

Verified clean brand for meat

Creating a brand for New Zealand red meat that is verified as meeting fishable and swimmable water quality objectives is the mission of Food, Farms and Freshwater.

Families central to club's history

Families central to club's history

Ask Rick Aubrey why he keeps dog trialling and the answer is succinct: ''Too old to play footy, aren't I?''

'Safety culture' on farms preferred by farmers

Creating a compliance culture is not the answer to reducing the number of farm accidents, Beef and Lamb New Zealand chairman James Parsons says.

Drought a long-term concern

Drought a long-term concern

Farmers affected by drought are mostly ''coping OK'', Otago Rural Support Trust co-ordinator Dave Mellish says.

Impossible not to be excited, new Alliance chief says of role

Impossible not to be excited, new Alliance chief says of role

In late January, David Surveyor took over as chief executive of Alliance Group. He talks to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae about the new role.

Chronic renal failure 'just another thing to factor in'

Chronic renal failure 'just another thing to factor in'

Johnny Bell is too busy to be sick.