Archive for March, 2013

Possible meat industry solution proposed nearly 30 years ago

March 28, 2013

In 1985 the Meat Industry Council commissioned a report from consultancy firm, Pappas Carter Evans & Koop, entitled Cost Competitiveness in Export Meat Processing which proposed a solution to the problems of the industry. Unfortunately, in view of the history of the industry since then, the recommendations were never implemented. (more…)

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Red meat farmers call for industry consolidation

March 19, 2013

Not for the first time, sheep and beef farmers have called for a single processing and marketing company representing 80% of the red meat industry. (more…)

Biosecurity thoroughly underprepared for high-risk incursions

March 5, 2013

The Auditor General’s report into the current state of readiness to cope with potential high-risk threats to our biosecurity makes sobering reading. In the report Lyn Provost, the Auditor General, makes a number of recommendations for improvements, while complimenting MPI on recent progress. But the overwhelming impression is one of a disaster waiting to happen. (more…)