“While 2011/12 was a poor year financially, strategically it was a progressive one.” Keith Cooper, Silver Fern Farms.
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Silver Fern Farms has reported a net operating loss after tax for the 12 months ended 30 September 2012 of $31.1 million (2011 profit $30.8 million) from total revenue of $2 billion. Silver Fern Farms […]
Further to the Alliance Group news over the weekend, the Meat Workers Union is also pointing to the previously announced ‘disappointing year’ for Blue Sky Meats, with wage cuts and a loss of $600,000, according […]
Alliance posted its annual result on Friday which was every bit as bad as predicted, a net after tax loss of $50.8 million for the 12 months ended September, writes meat industry commentator Allan Barber […]
William McCook has been appointed chief executive of the organisation soon to be formed through the merger of the Animal Health Board (AHB) and NAIT, the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme. McCook is currently the chief […]
After the announcement the week before last of Alliance Group’s intention to close sheepmeat processing at its Mataura plant, Meat Workers Union representative Gary Davis called for the government to intervene. This was no doubt […]
The season just ended could produce messy results, according to meat industry commentator Allan Barber. The two largest processors and exporters, Silver Fern Farms and Alliance, have captured the headlines in the last couple of […]
A series of challenges has been thrown out to the plastics industry to develop packaging that will help the meat industry maintain high food safety standards, increase shelf-life and develop new products. The meat industry […]
In early September, Affco’s Imlay meat processing plant in Whanganui became the first plant to introduce the new ‘Ovine Post-Mortem Inspection’ regime. The new inspection regime involves company staff, rather than AsureQuality personnel, checking carcases […]