The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Lamb prices have cracked the $8/kg mark for the second successive year and things could get even better.
Meat processors are debunking activists’ claims that the recent IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land has called for lower meat consumption to save the planet.
It sounds like the death rattle is signalled for the former Fairton meat processing plant near Ashburton.
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.
With a no-deal Brexit looming, NZ meat exporters face the prospect of paying tariffs twice on product going from the UK to the EU.
The apparent ease with which the global lamb markets have been able to absorb extra volumes from New Zealand and Australia indicates demand remains very strong, a Rabobank report says.