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Maori business leader Traci Houpapa has been appointed chair of Landcorp Farming. She has acted in the position since May last year.
Sheep milk has the potential to become a $200 million industry within 10 years, says Waikato Innovation Park chief executive Stuart Gordon.
The existence of Landcorp’s Ahuriri Station near Napier, one the country’s newest farms, came at a huge cost to the local community.
New Zealand strong wool, renowned for its use in carpets, is set to become world famous for a new use – on people's feet.
Agriculture will remain under increasing scrutiny from regulators and consumers and it is up to the industry to educate them, says Landcorp's general manager of people and capabilities, Anna Cassel-Brown.
The numbers are almost frightening – 59 farms, 55,000 cows and 20 million kg milksolids a year. That’s the contribution Landcorp makes to New Zealand’s dairy industry and the nation’s economy.
Much is said about the need for succession planning and leadership in New Zealand’s primary industries. The baby boomer bosses are gradually slipping out of the top jobs and into semi-retirement to take on directorships and ultimately exit the industry.
The exceptionally low milk price has dealt a blow to Landcorp, forcing it to post a half year profit to December 31, 2014 of just $1 million, down 92% on the same period in the previous year.