PIGS ARCHIVES

Chinese crisis hits pork supply

The emerging crisis from pork shortages in China might signal a squeeze on pork imports to New Zealand as Chinese importers try to fill the emerging supply gap.

Pig farmers face big challenges

Former Southland MP Eric Roy has taken up the reins to lead the New Zealand pork industry through new challenges. He talked to Annette Scott about the road ahead for commercial pig farmers.

Decision music to farmers’ ears

The decision of the Primary Production Select Committee to reinstate cured meats in the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill is cause for celebration in the commercial pork industry, New Zealand Pork chairman Eric Roy says.

Pig farmers question future

Market demand is slow and pig meat prices have taken a dive in recent weeks as pork producers seriously question their future.

Changes at pork industry body

Competing with the growing amount of imported meat will be a key challenge for the New Zealand pork industry as it strives for future sustainability.

Welfare starts with the farmers

Farming livestock in New Zealand has become a complex and challenging occupation that outgoing NZ Pork chairman Ian Carter says needs to be addressed. Annette Scott reports.

Pork boss wants joint effort

New Zealand’s primary industry sectors have much to gain by working together, NZ Pork chairman Ian Carter says.

The pork industry will be finding new ways to do more eith less this year because of reduced funding.