Read the chairman's address to the 2013 annual meeting
2013 annual meeting resolutions
That there be no change to the maximum annual aggregate remuneration and benefits to be paid to directors (for services as a director), with amounts payable for the financial year ending 30 September 2013 therefore to remain set at $320,250 to be divided among the directors as agreed by the Board.
That the Board's recommendation that KPMG be re-appointed as Beef + Lamb New Zealand's auditor for the year ending 30 September 2013 be approved.
That the Board recommendation that B+LNZ invest $19.7 million over the next 7 years to 2020, being $10 million from New Zealand Meat Board Reserves (subject to New Zealand Meat Board approval of B+LNZ's application for that funding) together with $9.7 million of B+LNZ reserve and existing levy funds, into the "Red Meat Sector: Collaboration for Sustainable Growth" programme be approved and that Meat and Wool Trust Limited (as the sole shareholder of B+LNZ) be directed to approve the B+LNZ investment into the programme.
Farmer remit to be proposed and raised for discussion
The Wool Levy Review Group has considered the effects of the discontinuation of the wool levy and other areas where collective grower investment may be of benefit. The Wool Levy Review Group believes there is sufficient evidence to suggest that there is a case for collective grower investment in a number of areas that would benefit growers and the wider wool industry. The Wool Levy Group seeks grower support for the continued investigation of collective grower investment, with a more detailed value proposition and recommended funding mechanism to be tabled at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
The annual regional consultation round is a time for farmers to have their say on the proposed work programme for the coming year.