B+LNZ Levy 2018 Increase Proposal: Farmer consultation

Consultation on Beef + Lamb New Zealand's levy proposal has now finished. Feedback will now be collated and reviewed with a decision to be announced in mid-August.

Consultation on the levy proposal is now finished

From 6 June to 13 July B+LNZ sought farmers' views on a 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.

These 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.

Now that consultation has finished, B+LNZ will collate and review all feedback, with a decision by B+LNZ's Board expected to be communicated to farmers in mid-August..

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

Further information on the levy proposal that was consulted on can be found in these two documents:

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

Other B+LNZ documents