Current levies

B+LNZ is funded and directed by farmers via commodity levies paid on all sheep, beef and dairy cattle processed in New Zealand.

We invest your levies in programmes designed to support a confident sector with improved farm productivity, profitability and performance.

Your levy goes on targeted programmes that deliver real results – on the farm, in the market, and at the policy table.

A key part of our strategic plan involves building a stronger presence in the regions to help us stay connected with farmers. That way we can ensure we're providing tools, services and information that are relevant to you and add value to your farming business.

We are focused on continuing to find more effective and efficient ways of delivering benefits to you and safeguarding the future of our industry.

Explore 'Your levies at work' to find out what we're doing.

Levies 2019-20 and 2020-21

The rates of sheepmeat and beef levies remain unchanged for the levy years commencing 1 October 2019 and 1 October 2020 (70 cents per head for sheepmeat and $5.20 per head for beef).

Levies 2018-19

Following the conclusion of consultation on B+LNZ’s levy proposal which showed 63 per cent of farmers supported an increase in the sheepmeat and beef levies, B+LNZ’s Board decided to proceed with the levy increase which took effect from 1 October 2018.

A copy of the notice lodged with the New Zealand Gazette is available here: Gazette Notice of Sheepmeat and Beef Levies Increase (PDF 185KB)

More details about the 2018 Levy Consultation are available here: Sheepmeat and beef levy consultation 2018 (Weblink)

Sheepmeat levy

  • 70 cents a head

Beef levy

  • $5.20 a head

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