B+LNZ Levy 2018 Increase Proposal: Farmer consultation

Beef + Lamb New Zealand are currently undertaking consultation on a proposal to increase sheep and beef levies to accelerate investment in a range of strategically important programmes.

B+LNZ is seeking farmers’ views on the plan to increase the sheepmeat levy by 10 cents to 70 cents per head and the beef levy by 80 cents to $5.20 per head.

The additional levies would be invested in the international activation of the Taste Pure Nature origin brand and the Red Meat Story, helping the sector lift its environmental performance and reputation, telling the farmer story better, and strengthening B+LNZ’s capability to address biosecurity risks.

The consultation on the levy proposal is running from 6 June through to 13 July 2018. Farmers will begin to receive their consultation packs in the mail from 8 June and can share their views in a number of ways, such as:

Once consultation has closed, B+LNZ’s Board will consider all feedback and notify farmers of the outcome in mid-August.

If adopted, the changes would take effect from 1 October 2018.

Online submission form

B+LNZ invites all beef and sheep farmers to complete an online survey on the proposed levy increase. Once our consultation closes, we will analyse the submissions along with
other feedback and the Board will then determine whether to adopt the proposed levy increase.

Note: Submissions close 13 July 2018.

Start the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/levy2018  

WATCH: Chairman Andrew Morrison and CEO Sam McIvor explain the levy proposal

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