Archive for February, 2013

Silver Fern Farms addresses the case for industry consolidation

February 26, 2013

EoinGarden, SFF’s chairman, has sent an open letter to farmers on behalf of the cooperative’s board of directors concluding with the challenge “it’s really up to us as farmers.” (more…)

Federated Farmers ask meat companies how the parties can work together

February 19, 2013

Last week Jeanette Maxwell, Federated Farmers’ Meat & Fibre chair, sent a letter to the chairmen and CEOs of the five major sheep meat processors and exporters. The letter asked them to suggest how the parties could work together for the good of the industry. (more…)

$38 million funding for greenhouse gas research

February 5, 2013

The Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc) has just announced that it has secured funding for a further seven years’ research into greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. $2.3 million per annum will be contributed by industry partners to be matched by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with the balance to come from AgResearch in its capacity as leader of the research project. (more…)