Posts Tagged ‘Primary Growth Partnership’

More farmer support for Beef & Lamb NZ

March 12, 2012

Keith Cooper’s resignation and call to farmers to give meat companies their levy funds for marketing appear to have, in B&LNZ chairman Mike Petersen’s words, “crystallised support for the organisation.” (more…)

Silver Fern Farms putting money where its mouth is

July 28, 2010

For obvious reasons, I had some questions about SFF chairman Eion Garden’s comment on SFF’s proposal for PGP funding to invest $60 million in developing new strategies ‘that will grow the industry’ (Farmers Weekly 21 June). For a start, where on earth would SFF find $60 million and how would they invest twice that amount? (more…)

Meat and Wool’s proposition sensible, but funding market development is a challenge

August 7, 2009

The final proposition sent to farmers this week must be voted on before 28 August, the final result of the referendum to be announced within the following week. Mike Petersen, Chairman of Meat & Wool New Zealand, is confident the proposition reflects what farmers said they wanted during the extensive consultation round from one end of the country to the other over the last three months. (more…)