MIA is the parent company to three subsidiaries that each has its own unique aims and objectives under the wider MIA umbrella.
Ovis Management is a non-profit organisation promoting the control of sheep measles. The company is owned by the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand Inc (MIA) and provides resources and education material to farmers and dog owners.www.sheepmeasles.co.nz
Ovine Automation is a consortium of nine MIA member companies and the Government (through the Ministry of Science & Innovation) that aims to bring about a step change in sheep processing through the use of automation.
MIA Innovation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Meat Industry Association Inc (MIA) investing in research and development technologies. This research partnership is funded 50:50 by industry and the Government. The R&D programme is valued at $11 million over seven years and undertakes research in the following four major investment areas – shelf life and product quality, meat safety, improving processing efficiency and novel products.