Creating a sustainable future for sheep and beef farming
A group of agribusinesses and the government have partnered up to invest in a collaborative programme to drive sustainable, long-terms profits for New Zealand's red meat sector. All partners plan to work together to support the adoption of best practice behind the farm gate, and between the farm and processor.
On behalf of sheep and beef farmers, Beef + Lamb New Zealand proposes to invest approximately $2.8 million a year for seven years into this $65 million dollar programme.
In March 2013 farmers voted to contribute a total of $19.7 million dollars to the programme, funded from New Zealand Meat Board and Beef + Lamb New Zealand reserve funds.
Farmer investment is approximately 30% of the total cost of the Collaboration for Sustainable Growth. For every $1 of farmer investment, we'll leverage a further $2.33 of government and industry partner funding.
Red meat PGP: Information for sheep and beef farmers
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