Alliance Group is keen to continue discussions with Meat
Industry Excellence to ''better understand'' a report which
suggested extensive plant rationalisation throughout New
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.
''Time is now of the essence'' when it comes to the future of
New Zealand's red meat industry, Ross Hyland says.
Billions of dollars could be saved through red meat industry
rationalisation and consolidation, a report commissioned by
Meat Industry Excellence says.
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.
Ask Rick Aubrey why he keeps dog trialling and the answer is
succinct: ''Too old to play footy, aren't I?''
Creating a compliance culture is not the answer to reducing
the number of farm accidents, Beef and Lamb New Zealand
chairman James Parsons says.
Farmers affected by drought are mostly ''coping OK'', Otago
Rural Support Trust co-ordinator Dave Mellish says.
In late January, David Surveyor took over as chief
executive of Alliance Group. He talks to agribusiness
reporter Sally Rae about the new role.
Johnny Bell is too busy to be sick.
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