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Beef announcement

Massive funding boost for New Zealand beef genetics research

21 November 2016
In a landmark trans-Tasman collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m towards major joint beef research projects.
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Global Beef Producers Allied on Trade Liberalisation and Sustainable Production

4 November 2016
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, New Zealand, Paraguay, and the United States to exchange…

Sheep and beef farmers face tough year if NZD stays high

1 November 2016
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 on sheep and beef farmer profitability this season.

International Beef Alliance meets in Taupo

14 October 2016
New Zealand is hosting beef producers from the International Beef Alliance in Taupo next week.

Final Report confirms potential of dairy beef integration

10 October 2016
The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain was released today, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven beef genetics.
Raw steak

New Zealand farming leaders check in on Brexit

6 October 2016
Britain’s arrangements for leaving the European Union (EU) by the summer of 2019 and progress towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement, will be on the agenda when Beef + Lamb New Zealand meets British and EU farming representatives during a northern hemisphere visit.
Phil Wilcox

New Otago genetics course launches 2017

4 October 2016
B+LNZ Genetics is one of the key industry partners in a new Quantitative Genetics programme at the University of Otago. This field of science is fundamental to progressing New Zealand’s efforts in the sheep and beef genetics space.

New red meat marketing strategy tells farming story

27 September 2016
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.
Beef progeny

Beef progeny test delivering answers to farmers

23 August 2016
Initial results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics beef progeny test are good news for commercial farmers. They show that estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights delivering on what they predict.
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