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:
- Completing and returning the free post submission form in their consultation pack
- Attending one of our consultation meetings around the country
- Filling out our online submission form
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 0800 233 352
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.
- Download – Levy proposal document (PDF, 2.33 MB)
- Download – Regional Meeting Schedule (PDF, 508 KB)
- Download – Frequently asked questions (PDF, 173KB)
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
Other B+LNZ documents
- Find out more about the Taste Pure Nature origin brand at: http://www.tastepurenaturenz.co.nz/
- Download the full Alternative Proteins Report at: https://beeflambnz.com/alternative-proteins-report
- Download B+LNZ Environment Strategy at: https://beeflambnz.com/environment-strategy