Archive for June, 2012


June 12, 2012

I will be on holiday for a few weeks and won’t be posting anything on my blog until I get back in mid July.

Meat season hits the wall

June 11, 2012

Settlement of the industrial dispute at AFFCO barely came in time to beat the passing of the season’s processing peak. Contrary to expectations that the supply of cattle, particularly cull dairy cows, would last until the end of June at least, the flow has virtually dried up. (more…)


Win-win at last for AFFCO and workers

June 6, 2012

It was a hell of a long time coming, but the return to work for AFFCO’s workforce, or at least the half who were on strike or locked out, has finally arrived. (more…)

KPMG’s Agribusiness Agenda points way forward

June 1, 2012

The KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2012, released this week, contains interesting observations which have been gathered from conversations with nearly 100 business leaders. But like most strategy documents I have ever read, the conclusions never quite seem to live up to the anticipation. (more…)