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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.
State farmer Landcorp is reviewing its full-year profit forecast in the face of a lower milk payout and dry weather.
Wool Services International (WSI) is helping NZ Merino and Landcorp with plans to develop branded products linked back to the farm, says WSI Purelana manager Malcolm Ching.
The raising of six heavy power cables across the Waikato River last week was a milestone in lines company Unison’s work to energise 30 new dairy farms in the Taupo region.
STATE-OWNED FARMER Landcorp is setting out to model onfarm safety with a wide range of measures to safeguard staff.