Meat Industry Excellence has slammed Alliance Group for
rejecting the nomination of Fonterra director John Monaghan
in its upcoming director elections, saying it shows why the
sheep and beef industry is in ''such a mess''.
The shift from state to community ownership of the Maniototo
irrigation scheme amounted to an ''extraordinary and
unexpected gift'' to the farming community, local farmer and
irrigation veteran Geoff Crutchley says.
Southland deer farmers fear for the future of the industry in
their area and believe that large numbers of deer and deer
farmers will ''continue to bleed'' in the lower South, unless
action is taken to improve farmer confidence.
Silver Fern Farms chairman Eoin Garden recently announced
his intention to stand down from the board at the company's
annual meeting in December. He speaks to agribusiness
reporter Sally Rae about his tenure.