Posts Tagged ‘meat company profits’

2013 may be the year for a sheepmeat strategy

January 24, 2013

The key question for the meat industry this year is whether anybody will make any money. After last season when farmers enjoyed unprecedented procurement prices and the meat companies lost millions of dollars as a result, prices have headed south and look set to remain there for the foreseeable future. (more…)

Silver Fern Farms still vulnerable

December 19, 2009

As always when the annual results have been published, the new season is already nearly three months old and the die is cast for future profit trends. AFFCO and Silver Fern Farms’ second half performance showed just how tough competition was for available livestock numbers, so the obvious conclusion is Alliance and all other meat companies must have suffered in the same way. The new season doesn’t look as though it will be any easier. (more…)