Farmers are being encouraged to register for the New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) Annual Meeting next month.      

New Zealand’s Special Agriculture Trade Envoy, Nuffield scholar and third-generation Tararua farmer Mel Poulton will be guest speaker at the online Annual Meeting on 24th March.

A joint NZMB-Beef + Lamb New Zealand mail-out is due to land in farmers mail-boxes this week. Farmers will have the opportunity to have their say on a series of resolutions including NZMB’s proposal to continue funding the ground-breaking Informing New Zealand Beef genetics programme (INZB).

“The Board exists to help New Zealand achieve optimal returns on beef and sheepmeat exports to international quota markets, overseeing $2.3 billion of quotas as well as managing $77.8 million of financial reserves for New Zealand farmers,” says NZMB Chair Andrew Morrison.

“I encourage farmers to look out for the joint mail-out, read the enclosed update to find out the value the Board has delivered for farmers over the past 12 months and send us their views.

“I know farmers will enjoy hearing from Mel Poulton, who is a passionate advocate for our agricultural trade interests from the perspective of a farmer.

“She’ll be giving farmers an overview of her work over the last year, her insights and how our sector can work together to strengthen New Zealand’s positioning in our global markets.”

The NZMB is also keen to hear farmers’ views on the NZMB’s continued support of the INZB project, says Mr Morrison.

“The INZB programme, now in its second year, aims to boost the sector’s profits by $460m over the next 25 years by giving farmers the right genetic tools to help produce great tasting beef and drive production efficiencies.”

Farmers can register for the online meeting by visiting:

Andrew Morrison, NZMB Chair