4 Jul 2013

Meat companies look for industry solutions

1:14 pm on 4 July 2013

New Zealand's four biggest meat companies are meeting on Thursday under an independent chair to see if they can come up a better way to run the meat industry.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman Mike Petersen told Federated Farmers national conference in Ashburton that the companies will be seeing if they can come up with a proposal to run the meat industry in a more collaborative way.

Mr Petersen said Beef + Lamb will fund analysis of any proposal the meat companies come up with.

Beef + Lamb also helped fund a farmer group seeking reforms in the red meat sector.