ANZCO Foods CEO update - December 2022

Posted on Wednesday, 21 December 2022 under CEO Updates

Merry Christmas

As we send out this update, the Government has just released its latest report on emissions pricing. While there is still some work to do, we have seen some good progress and we are cautiously optimistic. Since feedback on the Government’s proposal to price agricultural emissions closed in mid-November, the wider industry has worked with the Government on changes. We have welcomed the Government’s willingness to listen and engage with industry and while the latest report doesn’t have the detail you are likely to be looking for, it is certainly moving in the right direction including recognising the case for a farm-level split-gas levy instead of including agriculture in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

You can read more about the response to the report from the primary sector partnership on the He Waka Eke Noa website here

We’ll continue to keep you up to date with this as it unfolds.

Congratulations to our winners

Throughout 2022 ANZCO has been running a prize draw for farmers who sign up to the New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP+), know their greenhouse gas numbers, and have an emissions management plan. The prize draw took place late last week and we’ve delivered the brand-new Hilux utes to the winners. Read more here.

Stay in touch with your livestock reps

You may have seen media stories on processing delays as a result of another wave of Covid-19 creating disruptions and large stock volumes. While the ANZCO team is managing through this, we encourage you to keep in touch with your livestock representative regarding capacity.

Continuing to Help Make Ends Meat

For the last three years, ANZCO Foods’ Helping Make Ends Meat programme has been providing around $100,000 of mince a year to foodbanks around the country through the New Zealand Food Network. Last week we were pleased to be able to support Meat the Need’s Big Feed – a rural virtual telethon to help Kiwi families in need this Christmas. The goal to raise one million meals was achieved, and ANZCO was pleased to be able to help the worthy cause with 150,000 servings. In 2023 we’ll be looking for ways to be more involved with Meat the Need including ways farmer-suppliers can donate.

Merry Christmas

On behalf of the team at ANZCO Foods, thank you for working with us during 2022 and all the best for a safe and happy holiday season.

Peter Conley
ANZCO Foods Chief Executive

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