Mohair Producers New Zealand annual conference

Mohair - From Producer to Profit

When:   Friday March 3 - Sunday March 5, 2017

Where:  Ashburton

Media Interview Opportunities:
  • MPNZ chairperson Lynne Milne
  • Dr Mark Ferguson, a geneticist with New Zealand Merino Company, who will speak on learnings from the merino sector in areas such as nutrition and how they can be applied to the mohair industry.
  • David Williams from Australia, a veteran of the international mohair industry, who will provide suggestions on how returns can be improved.
Site visits and discussions will have a very practical focus and include a field trip to the ANZCO Five Star Beef operation, a visit to Mohair Pacific warehouse and to a local angora goat farm.

The weekend will be great value for all current and aspiring angora goat farmers, including those might get into it as a way to diversify/introduce a valuable sideline.

Enquiries/requests for information from rural reporters welcome.

David Burt
Senior Industry Advisor
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
P: 04 494 9182

For more information contact:
Simon Edwards
Communications Advisor
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
M: 021 408 672