Positive outlook for sheepmeat and beef exports despite COVID-19, drought impacts
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update 2019-20 has a positive outlook for New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports for the 2019-20 season, despite significant disruption from COVID-19 and widespread drought.
Team effort to keeping NZ’s red meat exports moving during lockdown
Ensuring this country’s red meat exports have the necessary documentation to allow access into overseas markets is a complicated task on a good day.
Unlocking market potential in China
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), in partnership with three New Zealand export companies, launched the Taste Pure Nature brand in selected retail outlets in Shandong, China.
Waikato Regional Council Plan Change 1 update
While sheep and beef farmers have welcomed the majority of outcomes of the Waikato Regional Council’s Plan Change 1 process, there are still some points that require work.
Plan early and communicate
This year can be chalked up as another of those ‘character building’ seasons. If the drought wasn’t enough, then COVID-19 gave farmers additional challenges to negotiate. Those that have experienced droughts in the past know how important it is to try and limit the financial impact to a shorter timeframe as possible. Te Kuiti-based ANZ Agri Manager Sian Mitchell provides some timely financial planning advice.
He Waka Eke Noa gets down to work
Following on from the Government agreement to the agricultural sector’s approach for developing an appropriate farm gate emissions pricing mechanism by 2025 - He Waka Eke Noa – the new steering group for this important piece of work got down to work during the Level 4 lockdown.
Impacts of COVID-19 on New Zealand’s red meat sector trade
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) provide an update on how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand’s red meat sector and international trade.
Sector rallies to support farmers managing feed shortages
Significant feed shortages across much of the country has seen government and industry bodies rally together to put support structures in place to help those affected get through winter.
New Zealand’s Trade Leadership vital, say major food exporters
Maintaining critical trading relationships and opening and strengthening markets must remain top of mind issues as New Zealand confronts the COVID-19 crisis, major food exporters have advised the Government.
E-commerce campaign to boost New Zealand lamb sales in China
A new campaign to boost online sales of New Zealand lamb in China is being launched in a joint initiative by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and leading food company Alliance Group.
International Beef Alliance Support statement on WTO Joint Statement: 'Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products'
The International Beef Alliance (IBA) salutes all farmers, ranchers, and workers along the food chain that keep working to provide food security in this crucial period.