Thursday, May 19, 2022

Beef and Sheep


Processing season drags on

Processing season drags on

ByNeal WallaceMay 19, 2022
Covid-19, dry weather and shipping and labour issues have pushed the meat processing season out by up to three months longer than usual. The beef season looks most prolonged, with Silver Fern Farms (SFF) expecting it to end 12 weeks…

Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill passes

ByNeal WallaceMay 13, 2022
A Government led by the National Party will repeal the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill, which was passed by Parliament this week. Nicola Grigg, the party’s Land Information spokesperson, has…

Record profit for Anzco Foods

ByStaff reporterMay 13, 2022
Anzco Foods has navigated a challenging year to deliver a record net profit before tax of $75 million for the year ended December 2021. The company booked turnover of $1.64…

Strong wool shows some life

ByAnnette ScottMay 12, 2022
Crossbred wool is showing a little more spring in the market with stronger buying power finding buyers eager to get their hands on supplies.   Prices over recent sales have…


SFF rises to the challenge

SFF rises to the challenge

ByNeal WallaceMay 12, 2022
A bid to reduce the impact of labour shortages by lifting wages cost Silver Fern Farms Ltd an extra $40…
Good prospects for beef bull sales

Good prospects for beef bull sales

ByHugh StringlemanMay 12, 2022
Breeders and vendors of two-year-old beef bulls and their livestock agents will be full of optimism for the sales season…
Lamb exports outpace averages

Lamb exports outpace averages

ByAnnette ScottMay 11, 2022
Despite supply chain challenges and processing delays lamb export prices have soared to an unseasonal all-time high. Continuing the run…
In a class of his own

In a class of his own

ByNeal WallaceMay 10, 2022
Bruce Abbott has enjoyed a wide-ranging career in the wool industry, culminating in being made a life member of the…
A dog’s journey: my road to recovery

A dog’s journey: my road to recovery

BySteve Wyn-HarrisMay 6, 2022
Ditch here. I know I usually only write one column at the end of the year, but I’ve had a…
Meat industry philosophy changed for the better

Meat industry philosophy changed for the better

ByAllan BarberMay 6, 2022
Philosophy is not a word that most people would have associated with the meat industry even 10 years ago, but…
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