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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. ...
13 October 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Study Confirms Benefits of Dairy-Beef Integration
NEW ZEALAND - The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain has been released, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven...
06 October 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Representatives Visit EU to Discuss Trade
NEW ZEALAND - Britain’s arrangements for leaving the European Union (EU) by the summer of 2019 and progress towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA), will be on the agenda when Beef + Lamb New Zealand meets British and EU farming representatives...
28 September 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Promotion Efforts Change Tack to Focus on New Markets
NEW ZEALAND - The story of New Zealand farming and its farmers will be at the heart of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new market development strategy targeting new and emerging markets....
26 August 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Breeding Values Working for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Initial results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics beef progeny test show that estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights are delivering on what they predict....
10 August 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Cattle Herd Up Despite Trying Season
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and now totals 28.3 million....
28 July 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Gets More Oversight on Live Export Welfare
NEW ZEALAND - New rules that will give the Ministry for Primary Industries greater visibility of the welfare of animals being exported from New Zealand will come into force on 25 August 2016, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced....
27 July 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmer Confidence Hit by Brexit Vote
NEW ZEALAND - Farmer confidence has picked up slightly since surveyed last in January but remains weak, according to Federated Farmers’ July 2016 Farm Confidence Survey....
21 July 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Hopes to Open Indonesian Beef Markets
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta this week, with beef exports on the agenda....
23 June 2016
View news from New Zealand Concerns Over New Zealand's Meat Export Markets if Brexit Happens
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2 per cent of New Zealand’s exports, are missing the point, it’s the whole of the European trade we should...
14 June 2016
View news from New Zealand Lower Input Costs for NZ Beef, Sheep Farmers Provide Relief
NEW ZEALAND - Prices for inputs used on New Zealand sheep and beef farms decreased 2.1 per cent in the year to March 2016, which should provide small relief for farmers facing lower product prices this season....
27 April 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Farm Salaries Strong Despite Tough Times
NEW ZEALAND - Dry stock farmers’ salaries have seen strong growth in the last year, according to Federated Farmers and Rabobank’s 2015/2016 employee remuneration report....
18 April 2016
View news from New Zealand Weaker NZ Dollar Insufficient to Offset Lower International Beef Prices
NEW ZEALAND - The first half of the 2015–16 meat export season ended on 31 March 2016 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue is down, despite increased shipments...
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