Following the conclusion of five weeks of consultation on a proposal to increase sheepmeat and beef levies, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is now collating farmer feedback for consideration by its Board in early-August.
B+LNZ CEO Sam McIvor says the organisation appreciates farmers taking the time to share their thoughts on the proposal.
“We’d like to thank farmers for their responses as we know it’s a busy time on the farm. Along with receiving a good number of submissions, we’ve had great and robust discussions with farmers at nearly 50 events around the country over the past five weeks.”
Farmers provided feedback in a range of ways including by phone, email, post, social media, and online forms. B+LNZ will now collate and review the responses so the Board can make a decision in early August.
“Many farmers took the time to provide us with detailed feedback in their submissions which will be valuable in addition to the specific levy proposal itself,” says McIvor.
Farmers will be advised of the outcome of the levy proposal in mid-August.