Media releases

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Hamish Bielski

Sheep Industry Awards celebrate success

8 April 2016
New Zealand’s sheep sector is gearing up for the fifth annual Sheep Industry Awards, to be hosted in the Wairarapa in July. We talked to the 2015 Emerging Talent Award winner, Hamish Bielski.
James Parsons with logo

MIE Farmer Remits Defeated

29 March 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Chairman James Parsons says it’s time for the sheep and beef sector to pull together and focus on the future.

Farmers don’t support MIE remits

29 March 2016
Farmers have chosen not to support two Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) Farmer Remits debated at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Annual Meeting held at Waitangi, Northland, last week.
Bill Wright - farmer director

Farmers elect new Central South Island farmer director onto B+LNZ

21 March 2016
Farmers in the Central South Island have elected Cave farmer, Bill Wright, as their farmer director on the boards of Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the New Zealand Meat Board.
Sheep Industry Awards 2016

Entries open for 2016 B+LNZ Sheep Industry Awards

18 March 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling for entries in the 2016 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.
Mid-season update 2015-16 media release

Early season production and low lamb returns impact sheep and beef farm profits

2 March 2016
Weak lamb prices are cutting into sheep and beef farmers’ profits this season.
Chinese chefs at Wharekauhau

Beef + Lamb New Zealand making global connections

12 February 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand teamed up with Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute recently to host five chefs from China – winners of the global “Chef par Excellence” culinary competition.

Red meat sector welcomes signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

4 February 2016
The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement today in Auckland is a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the Chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA). 
Sam McIvor

Beef + Lamb New Zealand appoints new CEO

28 January 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has appointed Sam McIvor as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will also have the role of CEO of the New Zealand Meat Board.
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