Archive for February, 2009

Silver Fern Farms’ co-products JV helps meat focus

February 19, 2009

The joint venture between Silver Fern Farms (SFF) and Modena Investments marks a change in the meat co-operative’s focus which will ultimately enable it to concentrate on its core meat business. For the time being this is a South Island strategy, where co-products are processed on the individual plants, because in the North Island there is the Richmond legacy of contracts with outside meal and tallow processors which have continued under SFF ownership. (more…)


PGW latest to try to convince farmers to take up e-commerce

February 19, 2009

The press release announcing the launch of Agonline last week suggests PGG Wrightson (PGW) “is bringing e-commerce to the rural sector with the first specialist auction site for livestock trading.” Praiseworthy and bold it may be, but I can remember Fencepost’s Livestock Online launched seven years ago and more recently Allied Farmers’ MyLiveStock which got there before Agonline. (more…)