Protein

Vegan activists force supermarkets to up security after stickering meat products

(16 July/The Country) Supermarkets have had to increase security measures after vegan activists put protest stickers on meat products. A butchery manager at a foodstuffs supermarket says that it is a costly and wasteful thing to do and is considered vandalism. Beef + Lamb Chief Executive Rod Slater commented that at this moment it is...

Butcheries ride wave of interest in where food is produced

(15 July/Stuff) With consumers becoming more concerned about how their food is produced, the Waipawa Butchery saw an opportunity to supply local meat from a farm 15km away and it has not looked back. Two years ago, owners Duncan Smith and Annabel Tapley-Smith started supplying meat from their own farm on Patangata Station for customers...

Retailers warn of an egg shortage, hike in prices

(8 July/The Country) In an email issued by Gilmores on Monday to its customers, there was a warning of an increase in egg prices as farmers try to meet changes in the law.  It stated that the industry lacked investment to comply with the Animal Welfare Code of Practice for layer hens and that due...

Protein competition on the rise in China

(8 July/Rural Life) In Rabobank’s latest Agribusiness report it has been highlighted that demand for protein in China is on the rise and will likely be reflected in increased beef demand. Animal protein and sustainability analyst Blake Holgate said that the China Meat Association would be expanding it’s source of protein to deal with the...