Industry preview: The C word best sums up red meat's future
The C word. It’s greatest single issue facing the $6 billion meat industry in 2014; much as it probably will be in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and beyond.
It's far from an exact comparison but think of this country’s meat industry as being where the dairy industry was in roughly the mid-1990s: consolidation for a Fonterra-like structure may be on the cards but there's a long, long way to go yet.
The most promising catalyst for such a restructure finally emerged in 2013 in the shape of the Meat Industry Excellence Group (MIE).