Miles is one of our South Island Livestock Representatives, joining ANZCO and the red meat industry in 2014. He became a livestock representative when a drafter was retiring. When Miles heard of the incredible opportunity, he travelled from Ireland back to New Zealand to apply for the role and pursue the career.
When it comes to his lamb selection process, Miles begins by looking over a lamb’s backbone to ensure it has a good frame score. Next, he does a gentle feel of the rib down to the loin, to check for a healthy cover with just a little bit of fat, to ensure the meat will be succulent and delicious.
Miles’ favourite aspect of his job is getting to see New Zealand’s beautiful countryside as he travels to different farms, while also catching up with farmers who share his passion for the New Zealand red meat industry.