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NAIT slaughter levy halved

Media Release

28 February 2014

NAIT slaughter levy halved

The NAIT slaughter levy for cattle will be halved to 50 cents per tagged carcass from 1 March 2014.

This is a 50 per cent reduction to the current levy.

“This levy reduction is a good news story for farmers and demonstrates NAIT’s commitment to reduce costs to farmers as soon as possible,” said Dr Stu Hutchings, Group Manager, Programme Design and Farm Operations.

A range of industry groups made submissions on the proposal to reduce the levy.

“NAIT’s intention is to only recover what it needs to operate and maintain its systems. This is the second levy reduction we’ve been able to deliver to farmers within 12 months. A full funding review of NAIT will be undertaken later this year,” said Dr Hutchings.

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