[3 February/ Rural News Group]

Beef + Lamb NZ was seeking farmers’ views on their sector capability programme. General Manager of Innovation for Beef + Lamb NZ, Richard Wakelin, said the review would look at Beef and Lamb NZ’s investment in their current portfolio of activities, how these activities align with farmer needs and perceptions, and how they provide value back to the sector. It was also noted that the review would consider future investments as well. Their main investments were around leadership development, farm skills training, agribusiness management training, agriculture sector career promotion, school agriculture curriculum projects and the provision of a range of scholarship opportunities, according to Mr Wakelin. The outcomes of the review were expected to be announced mid-year.