Goughs Bay sheep farmers George and Emma Masefield with wool and beauty products containing Keraplast keratin.

A Lincoln-based wool products company believes it offers a glimmer of hope against the increasing negativity currently saturating New Zealand’s strong wool industry.

 
Strong wool prices have slumped 40% since the 1990s.

Despite claims by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor that a new report will be the plan “to revitalise New Zealand’s strong wool sector…” there’s widespread belief it will do no such thing.

RMPP Action Group facilitator John Stantiall says farmers adapted to digital meetings better than he expected. Photo: file.

Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) Action Group facilitator John Stantiall was unsure, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, how meetings could work.

 
Robert Ervine.

The latest NAIT data shows farmers are increasing their engagement with the system and becoming more compliant.

Former MIA chief executive Tim Ritchie has spent 40 years working in the NZ meat industry.

A man who has spent more than 40 years in the meat industry says the best thing that happened to the industry in NZ was the UK joining the European Union in 1973.

Pryia Wallabh.

Building relationships with other Kiwi agtech leaders and innovators was a surprising outcome for some attending the high-profile evokeAG event in Melbourne last month.

Phosboucraa Foundation president Hagbouha Zoubeir.

New Zealand farmers probably do not realise the contribution they are making to the economic and community life of people in Southern Morocco, says Hajbouha Zoubeir, president, Phosboucraa Foundation.

New Zealand farmers stand out for their willingness to innovate, says the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.

New ideas of what equates to ‘premium’ in red meat are expected to change significantly in coming years, according to a new report from Beef+Lamb (B+LNZ).

Lincoln University says it is delighted that the Minister of Education has approved $80 million for new science facilities as part of a wider campus development programme.

New Zealand needs to do a better job of telling its story in India, said a speaker at a New Zealand India Business Council summit.

Meat processing company Alliance has started an employee support programme aimed at getting colleagues to look after each other and keep an eye out for possible mental health issues.

Competing in the livestock contests at the New Zealand Agricultural Show is not for the faint-hearted.

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