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Ministers from TPP countries confirm focus on trade liberalization in Pacific region, IBA applauds progress

21 March 2017
International Beef Alliance Statement: On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile, to discuss the future of the TPP. 
Sam McIvor

Sheep and beef industry welcome progress towards bilateral FTA with the European Union

13 March 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association welcome the successful completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU – NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced by Minister McClay in Brussels.
Mike Lee

New Zealand Red Meat story development begins

3 March 2017
New Zealand’s red meat sector has taken another step towards crafting its own story for positioning New Zealand beef and lamb as a premium food choice globally.

Sheep and beef farmers embracing environmental progress

21 February 2017
At their third environment conference, Beef + Lamb New Zealand highlighted the steady progress the sector is making on environmental management issues.

Trade is the life blood of the New Zealand sheep and beef sector

26 January 2017
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 New Zealand Meat Industry Association (MIA) and Beef + Lamb…

Sheep and beef industry confidence – a tale of two species

20 December 2016
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.

B+LNZ Farmer Directors elected

20 December 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Directors George Tatham (Eastern North Island) and Andrew Morrison (Southern South Island) have been elected unopposed to the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

Nominations open for B+LNZ governance roles

9 December 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is seeking nominations for two farmer director positions and a role on the organisation’s Independent Board Remuneration Committee.

Lamb exports worth $2.5 billion from a higher lambing percentage

29 November 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Lamb Crop 2016 report says the average lambing percentage across the country was up 2.1 percentage points – a remarkable performance given the challenges of the previous season.
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