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Model change gets MIE push
Meat Model: Meat Industry
Excellence group chairman Richard
Young presents the case for an 80 per
cent red meat industry model, while
Federated Farmers Southland meat
and fibre chairman Andrew Morrison
with Diane Bishop.
Farmers are being asked by the
Meat Industry Excellence Group
to commit 100 per cent of their
lambs to one meat company this
Chairman Richard Young said
with guaranteed lamb numbers
meat processors would be able to
better align procurement and
distribution in the marketplace.
''But we want to see committed
supply rewarded,'' he said.
Mr Young, who presented the case
for an 80 per cent red meat
industry model at Federated
Farmers' Southland annual
meeting recently, said the three
MIE group meetings in Gore,
Christchurch and Feilding had
attracted about 2500 farmers.
There had been unanimous
support for a mandate for change
in the industry.
Further meetings in Te Kuiti and
Gisborne were also well attended.
The next step in the process was
to appoint a national executive for
the MIE group and to form a
''tight five'' of key industry
players to progress the 80 per cent
concept, Mr Young said.
He said to date the MIE group has
been self-funding but the forma-
tion of a tight five would take
''serious money'' and he urged
farmers to dip into their wallets.
''If you believe in what we are
doing please make a donation.
''At the end of the day, everyone
will have to pay for this [industry
consolidation],'' he said.
Mr Young said MIE was not given
the task of finding the solutions to
create an 80 per cent model but of
facilitating action to find the
''We haven't got the solutions but
we will develop the process.''
He said the problems facing sheep
farmers were industry-wide and
everyone had to take respons-
ibility for finding a solution.
Big win: Winton
Macdonald won the
Best of Brand: Retail
in the 2013 Beef +
Lamb New Zealand
Steak of Origin
markets his beef
Winton Steak of Origin winner
CLASS 1 -- BEST OF BREED: EUROPEAN
1st John & Helen Hammond, Ohakune (Simmental),
processed at Land Meat
2nd Colin Brown, Cambridge (Piedmontese),
processed at AgResearch Ruakura
CLASS 2 -- BEST OF BREED: BRITISH
1st John & Joss Bayly, Paihia (Angus), processed at
2nd Lindsay & Maria Johnstone, Whanganui
(Angus), processed at Land Meat
CLASS 3 -- BEST OF BREED: CROSSBREED &
1st Chris & Karren Biddles, Te Kopuru (Angus /
Jersey), processed at Wilson Hellaby / Auckland
2nd Jon & Sam Knauf, Wairoa (Simmental / Kiwi X),
processed at Silver Fern Farms Pacific
CLASS 4 -- BEST OF BRAND: RETAIL
1st Ballyhooley Beef, Winton
2nd Harris Meats, Cheviot
CLASS 5 -- BEST OF BRAND: WHOLESALE &
1st Anzco, Riverlands Eltham (Riverlands)
2nd Chef's Choice, Whanganui (AngusPure)
It's hard to beat a good Murray Grey steak.
And Winton farmer Barry Macdonald can lay
claim to producing some of the best beef in the
country after winning the Best of Brand: Retail
section with his Murray Grey sirloin steak in the
2013 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin
competition at Beef Expo in Feilding.
Macdonald said he was pretty chuffed to win the
award after narrowly missing out on making the
semifinal last year.
''It's great for the brand and I'm going to harness
that,'' he said.
Macdonald's sirloin steak was judged on taste and
tenderness by a panel of judges, who included
Beef + Lamb New Zealand advisory chef and head
judge Graham Hawkes, Beef + Lamb New Zealand
ambassador Scott Kennedy, The Listener food
writer Lauraine Jacobs and farming commen-
tator Steve Wyn-Harris.
Macdonald, who established his Torrisdale
Murray Grey stud in the late 1970s, produces a
wide range of beef products under his Ballyhooley
Beef brand, established 18 months ago.
Ballyhooley was the original name of Barry's
farm but when his great-grandfather bought it in
1919 he changed the name to Torrisdale.
The product, from his stud heifers which are
killed at 16 to 18 months, is sold at the Southern
Farmers Market in Invercargill most Sundays.
The overall competition was won by Northland
farmers Chris and Karen Biddles for the second
time for their Angus-Jersey beef sirloin entry.
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