A bale of 13.5-micron merino wool that sold for $54kg greasy,
or $78 clean, was a feature of this week's wool sale in
Departing Silver Fern Farms chief executive Keith Cooper is
looking forward to ''not waking up to a multitude of
challenges every morning''.
An improved financial position is encouraging Silver Fern
Farms to consider reorganising itself into three species
units of beef, sheepmeat and venison.
The winds of change continue to sweep through the meat
industry in the South with the resignation of Silver Fern
Farms chief executive Keith Cooper.
West Otago sheep and beef farmers Nelson and Fiona Hancox
want farmers to ''stand up and be counted'' and take charge
of their futures.
Software company Language Perfect was established with a
budget of $200.
The red meat industry will restructure when it makes good
commercial sense, Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart
New Zealand meat exports reached a record high of $5.3
billion in 2013-14, up $480 million on the previous season.
To retain our place as world leaders, we need to ensure that
we have the best people in place right across the industry,
be they farmers, researchers, marketers or agronomists.
Fonterra director John Monaghan will not stand as a candidate
in this year's Alliance Group supplier representative
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