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There are only two weeks left to have your say in the 2021 sheepmeat and beef levy referendum. It’s your chance to have a say on whether B+LNZ continues to exist.
China – a closer look at meat protein demand and supply
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Economic Service team examines the key influences in China that are impacting, or have the potential to impact, demand for New Zealand sheepmeat and beef exports. Global red meat trade headlines are increasingly dominated by demand and supply patterns emerging from China, which has become a key driver of global trade flows and prices for meat protein.
Taking responsibility for biosecurity
Biosecurity is everybody’s responsibility.
Promising early results for Facial Eczema lab test
Initial results from a pilot study investigating the potential for a laboratory test to determine Facial Eczema tolerance are positive, paving the way for more detailed investigation.
Northland’s protests against SNAs raises wider issue
Last week, Northland farmers and Tangata Whenua came together to protest against the Far North District Council’s mapping of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs).
Low interest rates contribute to fall in on-farm inflation
While sheep and beef farm input prices decreased by 1.1 percent in the year to March 2021, when interest rates were excluded, input prices actually increased by 1.6 percent.
New industry director for Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has appointed Alex Guilleux as the new industry director on its Board.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand launches Employment Hub
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) officially launched its new online ‘Employment Hub’, a one-stop shop for farm owners and managers to assist them as employers.
Time for EU and UK to step up
The UK and the EU must come to the table with credible offers that match their ambitious talk of being leaders in global trade, says New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Environment policy update 10 June 2021
There has been a lot happening recently in key areas of environment policy. The following email has been sent to farmers.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand backs Climate Change Commission’s strengthened advice to reduce reliance on carbon farming
The Climate Change Commission’s advice that New Zealand must cut gross carbon dioxide emissions is encouraging, but still far too many exotic trees are forecast to be planted on productive farmland, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Dealing with flood damaged feed crops
Flood damaged winter feed crops pose challenges for farmers heading into winter, so Beef + Lamb New Zealand asked PGGWrightson Seed’s veterinary nutritionist Charlotte Westwood and extension agronomist nutritionist Wayne Nichol for some management advice.