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Beef export returns trump sheepmeat returns for first time in 20 years

13 October 2015
Analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that New Zealand beef export returns have reached a record high.
Marie Timperley

Christchurch farmer chosen to represent New Zealand beef on world stage

8 October 2015
Marie Timperley (left) is heading to Mexico for the Five Nations Beef Alliance conference and young leaders programme.

TPP good news for sheep and beef farmers

6 October 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, as announced by TPP Trade Ministers in Atlanta, USA today.

Red meat sector welcomes TPP conclusion

6 October 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are delighted by the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, as announced by Trade Minister Tim Groser and his TPP counterparts earlier today in Atlanta.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand challenges farmers to get fit for farming

30 September 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling on sheep and beef farmers to rise to the Farmstrong Cycle Challenge and get some kilometres under their belts. It's all in aid of taking care of a farm's most important asset – the farmer.
Japan shoppers

Origin of beef informs shopper decisions

24 September 2015
Consumer research shows 89 per cent of supermarket shoppers in key international beef markets consider "country of origin", when deciding which beef product to purchase.

Computer course for farmers set for national rollout

23 September 2015
Using a computer is now an essential part of running a farm business so a course teaching farmers the basics has attracted investment from the red meat sector.

B+LNZ chief executive signals March 2016 departure

21 September 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman, James Parsons has today announced the resignation of the organisation's chief executive, Dr Scott Champion.
Referendum

Strong farmer support for sheepmeat and beef levies to continue

14 September 2015
Farmers have given their organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand a strong mandate to work on their behalf for the next six-year sheepmeat and beef levy cycle, with over 84 per cent support.
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