The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Meat consumption has dropped 20% in continental Europe and the UK in the last two-three months and it’s not all due to the summer heat, says the NZ red meat sector’s man in London, Jeff Grant.
New moves are afoot, this month, to try to resolve the issue of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) which will threaten New Zealand sheepmeat exports to Europe when Britain leaves the European Union (EU) next year.
Primary industry leaders came together on Tuesday night in Wellington to officially launch the new plan for managing bovine TB in New Zealand.
Any opportunity to cooperate with Silver Farm Farms should continue to be pursued, says Alliance shareholder Jeff Grant.