Media releases

Media releases from Beef + Lamb New Zealand are published here. Free publication-quality images are available in the photo library.

Input prices rise for sheep and beef farmers

28 May 2015
Prices for inputs used on New Zealand sheep and beef farms increased 1.1 per cent in the year to March 2015, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand Economic Service sheep and beef on-farm inflation report.

Border clearance levy welcomed

25 May 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are welcoming a border clearance levy, signalled in the Budget 2015 announcement by the Government.
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2015 Sheep Industry Awards finalists

6 May 2015
Finalists in the 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards have been announced today.

Kiwi sheep and beef farmers and French counterparts share common ground

29 April 2015
New Zealand and French livestock farmers face many similar challenges, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand, following a visit here by French livestock sector leaders.

Negotiators urged to secure high quality TPP deal

24 April 2015
Beef producers adamant that any Trans Pacific Partnership outcome must provide new and substantial market access opportunities.

Farmers encouraged to check they are registered with B+LNZ for referendum vote

22 April 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers to check they are registered to vote in the sheep and beef levy referendum that will be held later this year.

Export statistics for the first half of the 2014-15 season

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

Massey and Lincoln ag student numbers up

9 April 2015
In recent years, agriculture has struggled to compete with some of the more glamorous career options available to young people. But the tide appears to be turning.

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.
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