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Tuesday, 01 December 2020 09:47

Good question

Written by  The Hound

Your old mate – in an earlier column – expressed concerns about the recent appointment of Mark Townshend as board chair of DairyNZ subsidiary – NZAEL. 

Apparently, this appointment has raised more issues, with the Hound reliably informed that Townsend is a shareholder and director of dairy genetics company Matriarch Genetics while chairing NZAEL – which is tasked by Dairy NZ to lead the “independent provision of state-of-the-art national genetic evaluations for the NZ dairy sector”.

As the Hound’s informant asks: “One can’t help wondering how an owner of a private breeding company has ended up at the helm of a public good breeding evaluation one?” It’s a very good question and one which Dairy NZ and its chair should answer!

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