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08 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Proposes Levies Increase
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday launched consultation on a proposal to increase sheepmeat and beef levies to accelerate investment in a range of key programmes....
07 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Urges Tailored Approach Towards Emissions
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the government’s commitment to setting a new carbon target and considering accounting for the differing contributions of specific livestock emissions as consultation on proposed Zero Carbon legislation...
05 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Good Farming Practice Action Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed today’s launch of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as providing a whole of sector approach that builds on the good work already being done by individual industries....
01 June 2018
View news from New Zealand Moderate Increase of Input Prices for Sheep, Beef Farms
NEW ZEALAND - Rises across the board drive moderate increase of input prices for sheep and beef farms....
31 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Supply Pressure Building in Major World Beef Markets
NEW ZEALAND - It’s been a positive start to 2018 for the global beef sector – with production and consumption up and prices generally favourable – however, building pressures in some of the world’s major beef-producing nations have the potential...
28 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Supports Phased Eradication Decision
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) supports the decision announced by the Government to attempt phased eradication of Mycoplasma bovis (Mp. bovis) from New Zealand....
18 May 2018
View news from New Zealand US Beef Market Poses Threat to NZ Returns This Year
NEW ZEALAND - The likely forced slaughter of US cattle due to drought is set to pressure global beef trade and prices, posing a threat to New Zealand beef returns, a visiting North American cattle industry expert has warned local producers....
16 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Unveils New Environmental Strategy
NEW ZEALAND - A new blueprint to lift the environmental performance of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector was unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
08 May 2018
View news from New Zealand Canterbury Dairy Herd Rises as New Zealand Total Steadies
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle in Canterbury is continuing to rise, bucking a national trend of stable figures, Stats NZ said today....
02 May 2018
View news from New Zealand New Origin Brand Unveiled by Beef + Lamb New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - A blueprint and a new brand designed to capture more value for New Zealand’s sheepmeat and beef overseas has been unveiled today by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)....
30 April 2018
View news from New Zealand B+L NZ on Productivity Commission's Draft Report on Low Emissions Economy
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify options for how New Zealand can reduce its domestic greenhouse gas emissions through a transition to a low-emissions economy, while at the same time continuing...
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...
 
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