In September 2017 the Palliser Ridge team welcomed Scott Brown and his wife Gail to the South Wairarapa of New Zealand.
Based in Wellington for the next 3 years as the American Ambassador to New Zealand, Scott and his team made the trip over the Rimutakas to spend the day with not only the Palliser Ridge team, but with James Parsons and George Thatam from Beef and Lamb New Zealand.
The group also included other officials from various areas of our industry, including the Meat Processing sector.
The day began with introductions and a BBQ lunch, where Kurt carefully cooked Palliser Ridge Lamb Rack and Paua Fritters for the group, accompanied by delicious salads from The Land Girl Coffee House in Pirinoa, 5 minutes down the road.
The visit was a great opportunity to provide the Ambassador and his team with a picture of how Sheep and Beef farming businesses operate on a day to day level, as well as an understanding of the how the beginning of this food cycle works, with significant amounts of New Zealand produced meat finding its way to American consumers.
Highlights of the day included views of the farm from “Lookout”, Clay-bird Shooting over the Haunui Dam, with the day finishing off with James and Kurt giving Scott a shearing lesson.
A great day had by all, we look forward to hosting you all again in the future.