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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 14:00

Deluded?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt's mate attended one of the recent Beef+Lamb NZ roadshows held in the lead up to its recent referendum.

Your canine crusader understands there was great nervousness among the Beef+Lamb people about the outcome of the upcoming vote.

There were lots of fancy presentations by directors and executives telling farmers what a wonderful job on the organisation was doing on their behalf.

This was in spite of the running fredback during the meeting about how 'let down' and 'weak' farmers thought it had been in sticking up for them.

The meeting finished with a slick video featuring 'random' farmers saying how wonderful Beef+Lamb is.

However, The Hound's mate says at least 4 or 5 of the featured people were either Beef+Lamb council members or had been recipients of its funding for various things.

He reckons the video reminded him of one of those North Korean productions about its glorious leader.

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