Andrew Morrison says the board considered they should take personal responsibility for any director renumeration recommendations.

Andrew Morrison, New Zealand Meat Board chair, has defended the move by Beef+Lamb NZ (BLNZ) directors to sack an independent committee established to set director remuneration.

Chair Andrew Morrison has especially defended the huge lift in NZ Meat Board director fees.

Andrew Morrison says farmers will ultimately have the final say on whether or not a controversial move to increase both Beef+Lamb NZ (BLNZ) and New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) director fees goes ahead.

 
Fonterra's group director Farm Source, Richard Allen.

Fonterra says there is a genuine understanding among farmer shareholders about the global demand for sustainably produced dairy.

MPI director-general Ray Smith.

MPI boss Ray Smith says with the advent of the climate change proposals and the new essential fresh water regulations, MPI is gearing itself up to help farmers deal with these matters by getting more staff out into the field.

A farmer has been fined $21,000 after he failed to follow directives not to move stock.

Failure to follow directives not to move stock because of the Mycoplasma bovis threat and breaking NAIT rules has landed a South Canterbury farmer with a $21,000 fine.

An $8-plus milk price for Fonterra farmers this season could be on the cards.

Beef+Lamb NZ directors can expect a grilling at its annual meeting in Invercargill on March 17 over their decision to award themselves a hefty pay rise.

Taranaki sharemilker Shaun Eichstaedt was the first New Zealander to replace traditional antibiotic dry cow therapy (DCT) with a high-strength probiotic.

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