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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...
15 April 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
14 March 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Launches Biosecurity Campaign After Weed Found in Fodder Beet
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers have been urged to check their crops after the aggressive weed Velvetleaf was found among some crops of certain varieties of fodder beet....
03 March 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Cattle Revenue Expected to Rise This Year
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has released its mid-season update....
01 February 2016
View news from New Zealand Economic Cost of NZ Pasture Weeds Larger Than Thought
NEW ZEALAND - New research shows the true cost of California thistle to be close to $700 million in lost pastoral farm revenue each year and also suggests that previous estimates of the cost of other agricultural weeds has been significantly underestimated....
26 January 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef, Lamb Export Shipments Rise, but Returns Down
NEW ZEALAND - The first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season concluded on 31 December 2015 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that total red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue reached a record...
11 January 2016
View news from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the impacts of El Niño for months, as New Zealand's weather science...
07 January 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Farmers Expecting More Tough Times Ahead
NEW ZEALAND - Many farmers have weathered difficult conditions in 2015 and the majority see no relief coming in the New Year, according to a poll conducted by Federated Farmers....
10 December 2015
View news from New Zealand NZ Organisations Team Up to End Calf Mistreatment
NEW ZEALAND - Seven industry associations, along with the Ministry for Primary Industries, have joined together to eradicate the mistreatment of bobby calves....
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers Urged to Help Each Other in Dry El Niño Weather
NEW ZEALAND - Farming organisation Federated Farmers is encouraging drought affected farmers struggling due to the dry El Niño weather pattern to continue destocking as necessary, and to think further afield....
11 November 2015
View news from New Zealand EU, New Zealand Boost Trade with New Veterinary Agreement
NEW ZEALAND - Technical amendments to the EU-New Zealand Agreement on sanitary measures in live animals and animal products have recently been made to boost existing trade relations. ...
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