More Former New Zealand captain Sean Fitzpatrick has warned his compatriots to not take the British and Irish Lionslightly when they meet later this year. In 1993, Fitzpatrick led the All Blacksto a 2-1 series victory over the tourists in what was the last Lions tour of the amateur era. The Lions' previous tripto New Zealand was in 2005, where they lost all three Testsunder the guidance of England's 2003 World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward. But even against the double defending world champions,Fitzpatrickbelieves the outcome may be different this time around under Warren Gatland, who announced his 41-man squad on Wednesday. "Having just come back from New Zealand, I think that they may be underestimating just how strong this squad could be," said Fitzgerald to Sky Sports. "I think Warren Gatland has picked a team that can win the New Zealand public over - I think in 2005 they got that totally wrong. "New Zealanders love the Lions - there is a whole generation who could name the whole 1971 squad, people like me whose hero was Gareth Edwards. Grant Fox started to kick around the corner because Barry John kicked around the corner." Gatland was also in charge for the Lions tour to Australia in 2013, where he guided the visitors to a 2-1 series victory. That successwas the Lions' first sincethe tour to South Africa in 1997 and Fitzpatrickis predicting a tight series between the sides. "All the games in New Zealand are going to be hugely competitive and I think it is an asset to have a former All Black coaching the British and Irish Lions. He knows what is needed to win," Fitzpatrick said. "I think the Lions will struggle in the first test at Eden Park but there is an opportunity for the Lions in the second Test and they could go into the third test all square which would make Questions To Consider About Establishing Root Aspects In New Zealand Grass Fed Whey Protein it very interesting." The Lions kick off their tour with a game against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei on June 3, the first of sixgames in preparation for the openingTest on June 24. Reblog
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State officials have a trade mission planned for Mexico May 4-7 with hopes of finding new markets for Wisconsin dairy products. Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 4:00 am Finding more markets for Wisconsin dairy products goal of state-led trade mission to Mexico LARRY AVILA firstname.lastname@example.org The Pilot Independent With the U.S. saturated with milk and Wisconsin dairy farmers desperately seeking buyers, a new state-led dairy trade mission to Mexico announced Thursday comes at a critical time. Ben Brancel, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, will lead a delegation of state officials and representatives from nine dairy and agricultural companies to Aguascalientes, Mexico, May 4-7 where they will attend Expo Leche, Mexicos largest annual dairy industry conference. State officials say the goal is to strengthen Wisconsins relations with its existing dairy customers but also to find new opportunities for the states dairy businesses. Brancel said the trade mission to Mexico was in planning long before the recent situation that was created when Grassland Dairy Products Inc. of Greenwood informed several dozen Wisconsin dairy farms it no longer would accept milk from them after May 1. Grassland lost its Canadian customers, who each day purchased more than 1 million pounds of ultra-filtered milk, a product with elevated protein content thats typically used in cheese production, so Grassland had to reduce its milk intake. With U.S.-Mexico relations strained from recent actions by the Trump administration over construction of a border wall and a pledge to reopen negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement, Brancel wants Mexico to know Wisconsin values its trade partnership. About $3 billion in Wisconsin exports went to Mexico in 2016, making it the states second-largest trading partner behind Canada. But we also are trying to identify new distributorships so we can market (Wisconsin dairy) products, he said. A significant player and potential major customer could be the Dominos Pizza operation in Mexico, Brancel said.
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