With the closure of saleyards under Alert 4, New Zealand’s virtual saleyard bidr says it will be an essential tool for the trading of livestock during lockdown.
“We’re doing everything we can to keep our people and communities safe,” said Fonterra in a Facebook post.
“To help out with the current hand sanitiser shortage we’re making available 250,000 litres of high-grade ethanol to New Zealand companies, and working with the Government to prioritise where that should go.”
New Zealand’s largest co-operative added that it is increasing capacity with a target of producing an extra 220,000 litres of ethanol.
Fonterra says it has teamed up with Gull to test 250,000 litres of their fuel-grade ethanol to ensure it can be used for hand sanitiser.