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Sheep producers from the Tri-Lamb Group meet in NZ to discuss common interests

15 August 2016
Young sheep industry leaders from New Zealand, Australia and the United States are getting together in New Zealand this week to discuss common interests and look at the New Zealand sheep industry first-hand.
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Latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand stock survey

9 August 2016
New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season – same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and now totals 28.3 million.
Crofoots at SIA 2016

Sheep industry recognises top performance

6 July 2016
The sheep industry celebrated its best and brightest at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Masterton tonight.
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Brexit has major implications for the New Zealand sheep and beef industry

24 June 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand are concerned about the future of New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports to the UK and the EU following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
Ben O'Brien

Not just the UK to worry about with Brexit

23 June 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2% of New Zealand’s exports, are missing the point, it’s the whole of the European trade we should be looking at.
Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation 2015-16

Declines in interest rates and fuel prices push farm input prices down

9 June 2016
Prices for inputs used on New Zealand sheep and beef farms decreased 2.1 per cent in the year to March 2016, which should provide small relief for farmers facing lower product prices this season.
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2016 Sheep Industry Awards finalists announced

7 June 2016
Finalists in the 2016 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards have been announced.
Steak of Origin 2016

Taranaki Farmers win nation’s Steak of Origin

16 May 2016
Brendon and Hayley Robinson from Hawera have taken out the Grand Champion title at the 2016 Steak of Origin competition with their Angus X sirloin steak.
Japan supermarket

Weaker NZ dollar insufficient to offset lower international prices

18 April 2016
The first half of the 2015–16 meat export season ended on 31 March 2016 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue is down, despite increased shipments and some depreciation of the New Zealand dollar (NZD).
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