Alliance Group is expanding a green-house gas monitoring programme to all of its suppliers after a successful trial.
The meat co-operative introduced the web-based Hoofprint programme late last year and tested it with farmers supplying meat for Sainsbury’s supermarket chain in the UK.
It’s a software system that farmers can use to measure and monitor agricultural greenhouse gases associated with beef and lamb production on their farms and improve their productivity. . .
Tru-Test Group is bucking the trend towards outsourcing manufacturing to lower-cost economies overseas. The world leader in electric fencing, milk metering and animal weighing and recording, has chosen to keep more than 80 per cent of its production in Auckland.
Reflecting this commitment to the local market, Tru-Test Group has become the first New Zealand company to achieve a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Level 2 Certificate in Competitive Manufacturing for its entire production and stores staff.
The NZQA qualification allows factory operators to become actively involved in developing systems that improve productivity and quality. . .
Beef + Lamb NZ has photos and presentations from the Red Meat Sector conference here.
Among them are:
Opening address – Wayne McNee, Director general of Minsitry of Primary Industry.
NZ political environment – Colin James.
The International Meat Industry – an update – Murray Johnston General Manager Merchandise Progressive Enterprises
An Australian perspective – market development, access and outlook – Scott Hansen, Director, Meat & Livestock Australia
Domestic trends and measuring progress against the Red Meat Sector Strategy – Rob Davison, Executive Director Economic Service, Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Best practice implementation – tertiary institutions, crown research institutes and industry working together – Dr Andrew West, Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln University
Dairy sector – best practice in action – Dr Mark Paine, Strategy Investment Leader for People & Business, Dairy NZ
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