Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:39

Face palm

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This old mutt would love to have been a fly on the wall at the PGG Wrightson HQ when news came through of its almighty swede seed stuff-up.

It seems ‘human error’ at the company led to some 9300ha of swedes sown by 556 farmers – mainly in Otago and Southland – being the white-fleshed HT-S57 variety this season instead of the yellow-fleshed Cleancrop Hawkstone swede. Imagine the finger-pointing and face-palming going on – especially considering the HT-S57 variety was implicated in cattle deaths in winter and spring 2014 – when the news broke. Your old mate wonders what PGG Wrightson has done to the ‘human’ who made this ‘error’. It would be a fair bet he or she will not be winning employee of the month for March.


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