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06 September 2017
View news from New Zealand Greenlea, AgFirst Launch Dairy Beef Pilot Scheme
NEW ZEALAND - A new dairy beef programme has been launched by farm consultancy group AgFirst and Hamilton-based meat processor Greenlea to help promote better use of beef genetics among dairy farmers....
21 August 2017
View news from New Zealand National’s Trade Myopia Sees Japan Slap Tariffs on NZ Beef
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand First says beef farmers throughout New Zealand are suffering from National’s negligence to secure a bilateral trade deal with Japan, like Australia’s success three years ago....
17 August 2017
View news from New Zealand Meat, Dairy Drive Producer Prices
NEW ZEALAND - Higher prices for lamb, beef, and dairy products helped lift prices received by manufacturers, but they also paid more for raw products and power, Stats NZ said today....
15 August 2017
View news from New Zealand New Zealand’s Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says that during the past year, New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent – to 3.6 million head – while the decline in the sheep flock slowed sharply as sheep numbers recovered in key regions...
06 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Alternative Proteins Focus of Beef + Lamb NZ Project
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand is leading a project to assess potential red meat sector responses to alternative protein advances....
05 July 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Farmers Moving to 'Good Returns' from Beef Calves
NEW ZEALAND - On dairy farms, where 70 per cent of all calves are born, those not needed as dairy replacements have traditionally been sent for slaughter....
28 June 2017
View news from New Zealand Exports Rise to 3-Year High in May as Dairy Prices Increase
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's merchandise exports rose to their highest monthly level in more than three years in May as the country benefited from rising prices for dairy exports to China....
23 June 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Cattle Blood Given Green Light for China Market
NEW ZEALAND - China has approved formal access for New Zealand bovine blood products into the Chinese market, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced....
08 June 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Driving Total Manufacturing Down
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing fell in the March 2017 quarter, although sales values rose due to higher prices, Stats NZ reports....
26 May 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Budget Biosecurity Investment
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Government’s additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget yesterday....
06 April 2017
View news from New Zealand China Demand Driving Rise in NZ Primary Exports
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's primary sector exports are forecast to rise 1.4 per cent over the year to the end of June, with China being the biggest market overall, according to a government report out on Tuesday. ...
05 April 2017
View news from New Zealand Dairy Rebound Tips Primary Sector Exports into Growth; Beef Forecast to Drop
NEW ZEALAND - A jump in the value of dairy exports is enough to restore growth to New Zealand's 2017 primary sector exports for the June 2017 year, according to the March edition of the Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries....
21 February 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Trade Minister Confident Over Billion Dollar Beef Appeal
NEW ZEALAND - Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is extremely confident New Zealand has a strong case following Indonesia's decision to appeal a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling in favour of New Zealand beef and horticulture exports and says he expects...
06 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef Another Diplomatic Ball Dropped by National
NEW ZEALAND - Within one week, the government has been caught short by Russia moving to ban New Zealand beef and a slow response to some Kiwi dual-citizens entering the United States....
03 February 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Down in January
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices dipped in January, with wool and dairy weakness counteracting broad-based gains....
View news from New Zealand Volatility in Dairy Presents Tax Opportunity
NEW ZEALAND - With the release of the 2017 National Standard Cost (NSC) values for livestock, advisory firm Crowe Horwath says ongoing volatility in the dairy cattle market presents both opportunity and risk in the tax structures for New Zealand’s farmers....
31 January 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Exports Down in 2016
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s top two export commodities, meat and dairy, both fell by value in 2016, Statistics New Zealand said yesterday....
26 January 2017
View news from New Zealand Trade the Life Blood of the NZ Sheep, Beef Sector
NEW ZEALAND - While disappointed by the US decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the New Zealand sheep and beef sector remains strongly supportive of the Agreement and its aims, its representative organisations, the...
25 January 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Export Beef Benchmark Rises
NEW ZEALAND - A benchmark for New Zealand beef exports rose 5.1 per cent last week although increasing US domestic production is likely to cap the gains, according to analysts at NZX Agri....
23 December 2016
View news from New Zealand WTO Decision Important for NZ Beef
NEW ZEALAND - Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision upholding New Zealand's challenge to 18 agricultural non-tariff barriers imposed by Indonesia....
20 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Sheep and Beef Industry Confidence: A Tale of Two Species
NEW ZEALAND - While overall sheep and beef farmer confidence in their industry has taken a dip in the last four months, there is a solid core that remains upbeat about the future....
05 December 2016
View news from New Zealand Rabobank Survey Shows NZ Farmers Look to 2017 with Optimism
NEW ZEALAND - Confidence levels among New Zealand’s farmers remain high but have tempered slightly, the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found....
23 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Massive Funding Boost for New Zealand Beef Genetics Research
NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA - In a landmark collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m over three years towards major joint beef research projects....
04 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Global Beef Alliance Highlights Trade, Sustainability as Top Issues
NEW ZEALAND - The 2016 annual conference of the International Beef Alliance (IBA) hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Taupo, 16 – 21 October, offered the opportunity for leaders of the major beef producers groups of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico,...
01 November 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef and Sheep Economic Outlook Depends on Currency
NEW ZEALAND - A range of factors including currency fluctuations, a weak and volatile outlook for lamb and wool, plus the impact of drought and Facial Eczema, which was widespread in the North Island where half New Zealand’s sheep are farmed, will impact...
21 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Ready to Confront Any Foot and Mouth Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - An on-farm exercise run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) shows that New Zealand is well prepared to manage the biosecurity aspects of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, the ministry has said....
19 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealanders Asked to Work Together to Tackle Emissions from Farming
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment....
14 October 2016
View news from New Zealand Global Beef Associations to Gather in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand is hosting beef producers from the International Beef Alliance in Taupo next week. ...
 
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