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Meat & Wool New Zealand gazettes new levy rates

Published: Mon 5 Oct 2009 05:44 PM
Media Release
5 October 2009
Meat & Wool New Zealand has notified new levy rates for the next year which are effective from 1 October 2009.
They will be $0.45 cents per head of sheep slaughtered and $3.80 per head of cattle slaughtered.
Both the goatmeat and wool levies were lost on a one-farmer-one vote basis in the recent referendum.
Meat & Wool New Zealand Chairman, Mike Petersen said the goat levy stopped on 30 September 2009, however a wool levy of $0.03 cents per kilogram would continue to apply until 18 April 2010 when the existing levy order runs out.
“While we have stopped the wool-related activity that could be ceased immediately, in other cases there are contracts to manage and an orderly exist of these is being negotiated. Collecting a wool levy through to 18 April 2010 will be required to meet these costs.”
Mr Petersen said no levy would be collected on dags from 1 October 2009.
ENDS

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