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02 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Export Prices Riding High on Meat, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Export lamb and beef prices reached new highs in the September 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
27 November 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Beef & Lamb Exports Rise in October
NEW ZEALAND - Exports of dairy products, beef, and lamb, particularly to China, increased in value in October 2019, Stats NZ said today....
12 November 2019
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
10 September 2019
View news from New Zealand Momentum Building in Sustainable Beef, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - Demand for sustainably produced beef is on the rise as the sector comes under increasing scrutiny over its impact on animals and the environment, according to a new report....
05 September 2019
View news from New Zealand New Animal Welfare Solution for Livestock
NEW ZEALAND - Situate Me, the emergency management crowd sourcing specialist behind compassionate Virtual Disaster Assistant Ema, has launched a new animal welfare add-on that allows farmers and lifestylers to register animals left unattended in an emergency....
03 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Scientists Discover Processes to Lower Methane Emissions from Animals
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions....
28 June 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Exports Record Volume of Beef in May
NEW ZEALAND - More than 21,500 tonnes of beef worth $155.7 million was dispatched to China in May as beef exports to the country continue to grow strongly....
17 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Hollywood Director Hits Out at NZ Meat, Dairy Industries
NEW ZEALAND - James Cameron says New Zealand "isn't living up to its own image of itself" because of the country's meat and dairy industries, which he claims damage the environment....
12 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Live Cattle Exports Drop as Govt Reviews Trade
NEW ZEALAND - A 25 per cent drop in live exports of breeding cattle in the last five years means a possible ban won't have a big impact on farmers, says an agricultural company involved in the trade. ...
11 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Stats NZ Reports Large Rise in Meat, Dairy Manufacturing
NEW ZEALAND - The largest rise for five years in volumes of meat and dairy products drove manufacturing up for the second quarter in a row, Stats NZ said....
28 May 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef Exporters Recover Lost Market Share in Japan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef and sheepmeat exporter ANZCO says sales in the Japanese frozen beef trade are recovering, thanks to tariff reductions for New Zealand produce under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership that allows local producers...
08 May 2019
View news from New Zealand Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
03 May 2019
View news from New Zealand BurgerFuel Launches Plant-based Beef Burger
NEW ZEALAND - BurgerFuel enters an exciting new frontier this week with the launch of their plant-based beef burger – the Beyond Beleaf....
03 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Rise of Veganism Threatens NZ Dairy, Meat Industry, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - A new report claims New Zealand's dairy and meat industry is under threat from a growing global demand for vegan products....
08 March 2019
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat and Dairy Up in December
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing rose in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
07 February 2019
View news from New Zealand Farmer Input Needed for New Zealand's Biosecurity Response Levy
Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme....
21 January 2019
View news from New Zealand No 'Over the Fence' Spread of M. Bovis, Says MPI
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease....
17 January 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Cattle Numbers Dip Again, Beef Cattle Numbers Up
NEW ZEALAND - The number of dairy cattle has dipped for the second year, while beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2018, Stats NZ said today....
14 January 2019
View news from New Zealand Could Wagyu Beef Protect Against Heart Disease?
NEW ZEALAND - As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease....
11 December 2018
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Meat Products Lead Manufacturing Fall
NEW ZEALAND - A fall in dairy and meat products pushed overall manufacturing sales down for the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ has reported....
04 October 2018
View news from New Zealand Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
14 September 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Sheep, Beef Farm Profits Forecast to Slip
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand sheep and beef farm profits are expected to decline in the coming year as higher spending outweighs a lift in revenue from the products they sell....
03 August 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ's Beef Cattle Herd Continues to Grow
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 1.9 per cent over the past year while the decline in the sheep flock was slowed by a lift in hoggets as farmers responded positively to strong prices and good grass growth leading into winter,...
26 July 2018
View news from New Zealand First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
10 July 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Meat, Dairy Industry Prepare for US-China Trade War Fallout
NEW ZEALAND - A short-term boost to the New Zealand dairy sector is possible as the US-China trade war escalates, but the industry is predicting long term pain....
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....
 
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