Media releases

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Red meat sector welcomes signing of Korea FTA

26 March 2015
The recently signed free trade agreement with Korea will be a significant step towards reducing the overall amount of tariffs paid on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association.

Record beef returns offset impact of a dry season

19 March 2015
Drought and the ratio of sheep to cattle farmed are the two factors with the biggest impact on sheep and beef farmers' incomes this season.

Dynamic red meat sector

17 March 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the red meat sector is a dynamic and exciting sector contributing around $8.5 billion a year to the New Zealand economy.

Phil Smith elected as Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island farmer director

2 March 2015
Culverden farmer Phil Smith has been elected as the farmer director to represent sheep and beef farmers in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island electorate.

Tool to help Canterbury farmers

24 February 2015
B+LNZ has been working with Environment Canterbury to develop a tool that will help sheep and beef farmers meet the requirements of the proposed Land & Water Regional Plan.

Sheep and beef farmer environment champions

12 February 2015
Seventy sheep and beef farmers from around the country are gathering in Wellington this week to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge they need to negotiate sustainable land and water management regulations in their own regions.

Tri-Lamb Group working to put lamb on the menu in the US

30 January 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is working together with its sheep farming counterparts from the US and Australia to get Americans eating more lamb.

Strong demand improves meat export returns

13 January 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand compiles lamb, mutton and beef export statistics for the country. The following is a summary of the first quarter of the 2014-15 meat export season (1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014).

Beef + Lamb New Zealand director elections

22 December 2014
Nominations have now closed for two farmer-elected positions on the Beef + Lamb New Zealand board.
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