Omicron update

Posted on Thursday, 3 February 2022 under CEO Updates

Welcome to ANZCO’s first farmer update for 2022.

Like most other businesses, Omicron is a focus for us. We are closely monitoring what is happening with Omicron overseas and across New Zealand and we are working with our international business partners and learning from their experiences and best practices in dealing with Omicron.

As an essential business, we have been operating – and continue to operate – with strict protocols in place at our sites including health monitoring, additional PPE, facilities to keep employees distanced during their breaks, and teams working in bubbles. We continue to encourage all our employees to be vaccinated to best protect them, their family and friends, and workmates.

We have plans in place to manage Omicron, however we recognise we will have to be nimble because we don’t know when, where or how it will impact.

Omicron is likely to move quickly through all parts of the supply chain and ANZCO will be working to manage as much of this chain as it can. We recommend you plan early and have a fallback position, as well as reducing your risk by gaining certainty through contracts and getting stock away early.  

We expect to be facing these challenges for around the next three months at least, so it will be important to stay in touch with your Livestock Representative.

We envisage this will be an evolving situation and we will continue to keep you updated.

Peter Conley
Chief Executive

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