READ ME: * West Coast woman becomes first national president for Federated Farmers in 118 years * Chris Lewis elected as new national dairy chairman for Federated Farmers * Federated Farmers hopes to boost numbers by recruiting young farmers. Miles Anderson, Federated Farmers Meat and Wool chairman. Federated Farmers supports the government’s intention to toughen firearms regulations. Farmers need access to centrefire, semi automatic rifles for killing pests, claims hunter Stewart Hydes. “This will not be popular among some of our members but...we believe this is the only practicable solution,” All hunters, experienced or not, need to stop and take time to think about safety,” says Miles Anderson, Federated Farmers firearms spokesperson. South Canterbury sheep farmer and former Federated Farmers meat and wool chair, Miles Anderson, said the problems facing the sector had been exacerbated further by the coronavirus. Federated Farmers Meat & Wool Industry Group Executive. Spokesperson Miles Anderson told Jamie Mackay that they support the move. Miles Anderson. The move will impact farmers, as many use semi-automatic weapons to clear their land of pests. Federated Farmers rural security spokesperson Miles Anderson welcomed the changes and said under the previous plan getting an exemption was convoluted and expensive, involving setting up a pest control company. "We would like to think this will continue over the next few years. On one night she was able to kill 45 possums that were on her property. The property has been in the family for 125 years, and he is the fourth generation to farm it. Miles Anderson: I guess you can't complain about things if you don't get involved in the first place. It has been a long time since prices have been up in this area. It says it will continue to work with the Government on firearms reform as the Arms Amendment Bill becomes law. "We are mostly sheep," he said. Federated Farmers is dismayed by reports that at least two businesses which process meat from wild rabbits are being strangled by compliance costs. Miles Anderson said farmers would have concerns about a proposed firearms register. welcoming welcoming the the changes. Farmers win gun fight. Some rustlers had gone hi-tech, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to locate animals in the dark, Miles Anderson of the Federated Farmers warned. Simon McAtamney Executive Member T: 03 418 3972 M: 027 418 3416 E: maca@farmside.co.nz. But concerns about pest control and the effectiveness of a register remain. Federated Farmers, which represent thousands of farmers, said it supported the change. Federated Farmers is puzzled why our national carrier is making a song and dance about an overseas-produced plant protein burger, but not the Kiwi company that supplies it with world-leading transportation fabrics. With all the focus on predator-free and biodiversity, surely we should be working with and encouraging the […] Southburn sheep farmer Miles Anderson is the new Feds meat and fibre sector chairman. "Why do I want to be involved in Feds? Arable chairman Guy Wigley from Waimate remained on the national board and Mark Adams of Fairlie remained the South Canterbury provincial president. "I've been in luck that the last few years Mark Adams has been South Canterbury provincial chairman and before him, William Rolleston and they have done a terrific job. "Labour has the opportunity to fix the Bill over the next few days - otherwise Federated Farmers will feel duped by this process," Feds Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson says. “It’s tough times on farms at the moment, with rising rabbit numbers in dry conditions. Federated Farmers are happy to support new gun legislation despite how it may affect farm operations. I think 2011-2012 was the last time. spokesperson spokesperson joins joins us us now high miles… Spokesperson Miles Anderson told Jamie Mackay that they support the move. Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford Afternoons, Oranga Tamariki boss Grainne Moss steps down, Heather du Plessis-Allan: Facebook banning Donald Trump was a mistake, Emirates to resume flights to Australia after meeting Covid-19 standards, Greg Murphy back behind the wheel for 66th annual NZ Grand Prix, Stonewood Homes Parker vs Fa fight at Spark Arena, Politics Friday: Sailing, housing and quake damaged buildings, Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: Why veganism won't save the world. Milne succeeded Dr William Rolleston who stepped aside after his three-year tenure. All hunters, experienced or not, need to stop and take time to think about safety,” says Miles Anderson, Federated Farmers firearms spokesperson. Cancel reply. "Occasionally beef, but I sold them all during the drought and haven't been brave enough to buy any back. “We recognised after the March 15 (2019) tragedy in Christchurch that action on this front was necessary,” Federated Farmers rural security spokesperson Miles Anderson […] "I've belonged to Feds for 20 years although I have never been provincial chairman," he said. Miles Anderson, … Fed Farmers’ Miles Anderson. "We breed sheep-  mainly romneys and romney-borders - and buy in and fatten as well.". Federated Farmers' meat and wool chairman is calling for patience in the sector as processing delays result in more stock being left on farms. "The big concern, I think, is the penalties for rustling don't put people off rustling stock," said Miles Anderson, Federated Farmers meat and fibre representative. A business plan was going across the minister's desk in the next few weeks, he said. "There is a red meat initiative just started, but I can't say too much because it has taken three years to get the parties around the table.". Federated Farmers agrees with most of the steps by government to protect people from illegal or irresponsible firearms use. "If you're dealing with huge numbers of pests, whether it's rabbits, hares, wallabies, stoats, tahrs, unfortunately the best tool for the job is a semi-automatic firearm.". In late June he stepped into the shoes of the previous national meat and fibre chairman Rick Powdrell. Anderson says that semi-automatic weapons can be a key component of pest control on certain farms. North Canterbury farmer Lynda Murchison was elected as one of two board members alongside reappointed Chris Allen. South Canterbury sheep farmer and former Federated Farmers meat and wool chair, Miles Anderson, said the problems facing the sector had been exacerbated further by the coronavirus. changes to to the the gun gun reforms. Anderson farms 217 hectares at Southburn, South Canterbury. As Federated Farmers Meat and Wool Industry Group Chairperson Miles Anderson points out, a trained shearer could crutch around 600 or 700 sheep a day, but the untrained far fewer. Anderson said there were projects initiated by Powdrell that he wanted to complete. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that the Government will come back with gun legislation before next Monday in response to the tragic events in Christchurch. Farmers need an exemption to the military style semi-automatic weapons ban so they can control pests, a Federated Farmers official said. Federated Farmers rural security spokesperson Miles Anderson anticipates support for many aspects of the changes. "There is also the Wool Industry Education Group which is my initiative as vice-chairman. “With excited hunters operating in the dark in a confined space there is always potential for an accident. GUEST COLUMN. I'm not sure for which portfolios I will be responsible. The main goal is to initiate a tertiary qualification in wool-tech because this was done away with by the universities in the 1990s. The Country producer Rowena Duncum says that she owns semi-automatic weapons for getting rid of pests. They included a strong wool initiative he hoped would become a Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) project involving a variety of groups. Federated Farmers is dismayed by reports that at least two businesses which process meat from wild rabbits are being strangled by compliance costs. I guess you can't complain about things if you don't get involved in the first place. ... we believe this is the only practicable solution,” Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesman Miles Anderson said in a statement. Gore's Megan Whitehead breaks world record... Judith Collins joins The Country for final... Martin Devlin: It would be irresponsible to hold the Tokyo Olympics this year, Miles Anderson: Federated Farmers support toughening gun laws. Miles' Anderson's Anderson's feder Federated Farmers Farmers rural Rural security security spokesperson. Federated Farmers has just changed the guard at the top of the organisation. "We support working with the Government around coming up with some solutions to what has been a glaring hole in the rules and regulations.". "If you aren't shooting the pests, what's the alternative - 1080?". Federated Farmers animal welfare spokesman Miles Anderson says we have some of the most strict animal welfare regulations in the world, and we've just rejigged them. Federated Farmers, which represent thousands of farmers, said it supported the change. Hyde, a spokesman for the Rakaia branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association (NZDA), regularly hunts in South … One of Miles Anderson's key goals is to make strong wool great again. Southburn sheep farmer Miles Anderson can't wait to get stuck into his new role as Federated Farmers national chairman for meat and fibre, even though it will take three days out of his farming week and he will have to employ a lambing shepherd to take up the slack. Federated Farmers, which represent thousands of farmers, said it supported the change. Farmers Farmers are are welcoming. I'm starting to get this now, and it will take awhile to get up to speed.". F. Federated Farmers rural security spokesman Miles Anderson says the organisation went into battle for farmers over gun laws. Federated Farmers’ meat and wool chairman Miles Anderson said improving health and safety practices provides benefits for farmers and shearers by increasing production and reducing accidents. AFP / Marty MELVILLE Farming is the backbone of New Zealand’s economy, accounting for about NZ$25 billion ($16.5 billion) in … Miles Anderson Chairperson T: 03 686 4832 M: 027422 8048 E: manderson@fedfarm.org.nz. “Because of the urgency and immense public pressure surrounding the issue, it was a difficult task for the Government to give fair consideration to all aspects of when and why firearms are needed in rural New Zealand,” Feds Rural Security Spokesperson Miles Anderson says. “With excited hunters operating in the dark in a confined space there is always potential for an accident. “This will not be popular among some of our members but after a week of intense debate and careful consideration by our elected representatives and staff, we believe this is the only practicable solution,” Feds Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson says. "The industry as such, every time you think it can't get any worse it does," Miles Anderson, chairperson of Federated Farmers Meat & Wool Industry Group, told Newshub last month. Federated Farmers, which represents thousands of farmers, said it supported the change. Shearers and wool-handlers across the country are “very keen” to get back to work once Covid 19 restrictions ease – and farmers will be pretty pleased to see them. "I also think there is a lot of work done in the background by Feds that unless a farmer is involved in the organisation, they wouldn't know about it.". Anderson says that by the time you have reloaded using a standard shotgun, the pest could have disappeared. Southburn sheep farmer Miles Anderson is the new Feds meat and fibre sector chairman. Anderson said the biggest issue for the meat and fibre sector was profitability, even though the last six months had seen a "nice lift" in sheep meat prices. West Coast dairy farmer Katie Milne was the first woman in Federated Farmers' 118-year history to be elected to the national presidency. Anderson had been the meat and fibre chairman for South Canterbury for five years, and national vice-chairman of the meat and fibre industry group for the past two. ... we believe this is the only practicable solution,” Federated Farmers Rural Security spokesman Miles Anderson said in a statement. Dave Wilson Executive Member T: 09 401 9331 "Because the board hasn't met yet there are a whole lot of portfolios being allocated to the different members. "There is also a lot of briefing from the outgoing chairman. To achieve that, the South Canterbury sheep farmer and Federated Farmers Meat and Wool chair has his work cut out for him. Federated Farmers says it is disappointed an exemption won’t be made for farmers who need semi-automatic rifles for pest control. Federated Farmers will continue to work with the Government on firearms reform as the Arms Amendment Bill becomes law. However, he says there is no place on farms for military-style assault weapons. 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