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Invermay vital for the sheep industry

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Invermay vital for the sheep industry

The Southern Texel Breeders Association has called on the AgResearch Board and management to attend a meeting to explain what science will be left at the Invermay campus following the proposed restructure to Lincoln.

Tom Richardson (CEO of AgResearch) and Sam Robinson (Chair) will be attending the public meeting to be held at the Heartland Hotel in Gore at 1.30pm on Wednesday 12th March.

The association says that the retention of Invermay fits with Government strategy in all aspects of regional development, economic growth and knowledge transfer.

Environment Southland Chairman Ali Timms said it is vital for the southern economy and the environment that the Invermay campus retains sufficient capacity to deliver science to ensure the southern sheep industry maintains its leading edge.

“A robust sheep industry in Southland lowers the overall farming community’s environmental footprint. I urge all sheep farmers, with a focus on the future of the sheep industry in the south, to attend this important meeting in Gore on Wednesday,” Ms Timms said.

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