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Beef + Lamb New Zealand Director Elections

20 November 2012

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Director Elections

Nominations are being called for two farmer-elected positions on the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

The positions are for the Western North Island and Central South Island electorates.

Nominations must be submitted on the official form obtained from the Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp, free phone 0508 666 003. The nominations need to be received by 5 pm on 20 December 2012.

Voters in the two electorates who have not already registered in the recent Beef + Lamb New Zealand registration campaign, are encouraged to check they are on the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Electoral Roll and can do that by calling the free phone 0508 666 003.

To be eligible to vote, a livestock farmer must have owned at least 250 sheep, or 50 beef cattle or 100 dairy cattle on 30 June 2012 and must be registered on the roll by 5 pm on Wednesday 23January 2013.

Votes need to be cast by Election Day on 21 February 2013. The elections will be conducted by postal and internet voting and forms will be mailed out in late January next year.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is also calling for remits to next year's Annual Meeting to be held on 8 March 2013 at the Wanaka Show.

Livestock farmers who want to propose remits are invited to submit them by 20 December 2012.

Remits need to be submitted on the official form that can be obtained from Beef + Lamb New Zealand General Counsel, Mark Dunlop by freephoning 0800 233 352. Remits require the signatures of 10 farmers who are registered on the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Electoral Roll.

Remits will be included with voting documents for the Annual Meeting and sent to farmers towards the end of January 2013.

ENDS

About Beef + Lamb New Zealand:

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd is the farmer owned industry organisation representing New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ltd invests farmer levies to help develop a growing sheep and beef industry providing sustainable returns for future generations. Beef + Lamb New Zealand has four programmes – Farm, Market, People and Information – to deliver innovative tools and services to support informed decision making, and continuous improvement in market access, product positioning and farming systems for New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector.

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