Posts tagged "New Zealand Pork"

Carter steps down early as NZ Pork chairman

[15 May/The Country] New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter, has stepped down before the end of his tenure and said the direction some in the industry wanted to take was not one he felt comfortable steering. He added the job was initially very satisfying but the world had changed dramatically and the need to understand...

New Zealand pork soon to be on Australian tables

[6 March/NZ Farmer] According to New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter, New Zealand Pork will soon be sold in Australia for the first time in a niche market. He noted that the amount the industry hoped to sell depended on how successfully exporting companies took up the opportunity. Pork exports are limited to few markets...

Stock water exclusion deadline ‘can be met’

[22 February/ Radio NZ Rural] The government has taken the step to enforce the exclusion of dairy cattle and pigs from waterways by July 2017, followed by dairy grazing animals by 2025 and all beef and deer animals by 2030. The proposal suggested an instant fine of $100 per animal up to a maximum of...

New Beef + Lamb NZ head announced

[28 January/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Beef + Lamb New Zealand has appointed Ospri Group Farm Operations General Manager, Sam McIvor as its new chief executive. Mr McIvor has previously been CEO of both Preston Corp Ltd and New Zealand Pork. As well as being the new head of Beef + Lamb, Mr McIvor will...

European pork imports seen as risk to NZ

[26 January/ Otago Daily Times] New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter said the resumption of fresh pork imports from Europe posed not only a risk to the pork industry, but to the wider primary sector. Mr Carter said the organisation was not against the importation of meat, but that it was frustrated with the potential...

Pork industry brings home the bacon

[20 August/ Radio NZ Rural] New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter said the industry has been reaping the benefits of the dairy downturn and high beef prices. Mr Carter said domestic produce had become even more competitive due to the higher price of beef, with consumers purchasing pork as a more cost-effective option. Mr Carter...

Pork industry signs biosecurity deal

[23 July/ Radio New Zealand Rural] The pork industry signed a new biosecurity agreement with the Government, where the industry shares the cost of biosecurity and in return obtains a larger influence on how the Ministry for Primary Industries conducts biosecurity relating to the sector. New Zealand Pork chairman, Ian Cater said that he had...

Disease fears raised over pig imports

[3 May/ Business Day] Industry body, New Zealand Pork, reports that 250 tonnes of pork from the US and 25 tonnes from the European Union has entered New Zealand in February, highlighted that US and European Union’s fresh pork imports threaten the disease free New Zealand pork industry with the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome...

Pork industry not buying argument against labels

[23 May/ Radio New Zealand Rural] The Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye told the Primary Production select committee that the proposed amendment to the Food Bill making country of origin labelling mandatory would have resulted in an expensive and at times pointless system. Labour Primary Industries spokesperson Damien O’Connor’s, proposed amendment was voted down narrowly....

Pig farming is a ‘rewarding career’

 [15 March/ NZ Farmer Weekly] While mentioning that there are many employment opportunities in the industry, the New Zealand Pork chairman, Ian Carter said that his biggest challenge is encouraging young people to take up a career in the industry. Mr Carter’s 272ha property, which includes a 190-sow intensive piggery, produces 410 tonnes of meat...

Pork sector assurance Pork sector assurance

 [11 February/ Radio New Zealand Rural] New Zealand Pork Chair, Ian Carter, says that the closure and job losses at the Kiwi bacon and Huttons factory in Hamilton are unfortunate, but for the pork sector the positive news is that Heller’s will be retaining the key brands, production in New Zealand and there should be...

South Auckland singled out as pig trouble spot

 [26 August/ Radio New Zealand Rural] South Auckland residents who keep a pig or two in their backyards are being singled out as being at risk of starting an outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).  Farmers fear that someone may feed imported uncooked pork to pigs in New Zealand and cause an outbreak...