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06 April 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef, Lamb Exports Expected to Break $3bn
NEW ZEALAND - Both beef and lamb exports are expected to break the $3 billion mark for the first time as high lamb, mutton and beef prices bump up this season’s forecast profit for sheep and beef farmers, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ)...
23 March 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
16 February 2018
View news from New Zealand Taupo Beef and Lamb Starts Exporting Meat Range to Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Taupo Beef and Lamb has begun exporting its meat range to Japan....
14 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Dip in Dairy Cattle Numbers; Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle dipped 2 per cent from 6.6 million in June 2016 to 6.5 million in June 2017, Stats NZ said today....
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Backs Call for Beef Trade Liberalisation
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) strongly supports the International Beef Alliance’s (IBA) call for Ministers at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference to agree on a path to trade liberalisation while protecting beef producersâ...
12 December 2017
View news from New Zealand Cattle Disease Mycoplasma Spreads to North Island for First Time
NEW ZEALAND - For the first time the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis has been detected in the North Island, on a property in the Hastings district....
06 December 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Fall in November on Weaker Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices slipped further in November, with dairy prices leading the pack lower although the softening was across the board....
20 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Extends Support to B+LNZ Genetics
NEW ZEALAND - After four years of operation and a series of successful milestones, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has extended its support of wholly-owned subsidiary B+LNZ Genetics beyond its initial five-year funding programme....
16 November 2017
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Invites Director Nominations, Remits
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday announced that nominations have opened for two B+LNZ director roles and one position on its Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC)....
13 November 2017
View news from New Zealand WTO Declines Indonesia Appeal on NZ Beef Trade
NEW ZEALAND - The World Trade Organization has turned down Indonesia's appeal against a ruling that trade barriers imposed since 2011, which hurt New Zealand's beef exports, were inconsistent with global trade rules....
17 October 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Frozen Beef Exports to Japan Slump After Tariff Hike
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand exports of frozen beef to Japan have plummeted since the country lifted tariff rates, according to AgriHQ....
09 October 2017
View news from New Zealand B+LNZ Unveils Plans for 'Future Farm'
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to establish a "Future Farm" to trial new technologies and farm systems as part of its strategy to support farming excellence and lift farm productivity and profitability....
28 September 2017
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Prices Drop Marginally Lower
NEW ZEALAND - A strong New Zealand dollar and declining US imported beef prices have seen New Zealand beef prices drop marginally lower over the past quarter. ...
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....
 
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