Dean encourages support for Southern Dairy Hub

Waitaki news
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she encouraged Southern farmers and businesses to consider contributing to the Southern Dairy Hub venture.

“DairyNZ and AgResearch having pledged $10 million, although that funding is contingent on local support, with about $2 million needed locally to get the venture off the ground.

“Southern dairy farmers and the southern community will benefit from the research that this project will undertake and I think it’s a great opportunity for farmers to invest in something that will support their businesses in the future.

“The hub will include educational and research facilities and could provide some really exciting opportunities for Southern dairy farmers to progress their businesses.

“I hope farmers will support this venture. It provides exciting opportunities for them to be involved in research and dairy farming initiatives at a local level.”