Industry cost share for Mycoplasma bovis finalised
Joint media release DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand: The Boards of DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) have today announced agreement on how each industry’s share of the cost of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) phased eradication programme will be split.
B+LNZ welcomes launch of One Billion Trees Fund
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the Government’s announcement of the $238 million One Billion Trees Fund that will complement the work already being done on sheep and beef farms.
NZMB appoints First NZ Capital as investment manager
The New Zealand Meat Board (NZMB) has appointed First NZ Capital (FNZC) as investment manager for NZMB’s $70 million of reserves.
Another record high lambing percentage for New Zealand sheep farmers
Sheep and beef farmers achieved another record high lambing percentage this spring, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2018 report
Red meat sector welcomes news CPTPP to enter into force
The red meat sector welcomes Minister David Parker and Damien O’Connor’s announcement this morning that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will enter into force on 30 December this year for Mexico, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and Australia who were the first six nations to ratify the agreement.
B+LNZ encourages farmers to have their say on NAIT consultation
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is encouraging farmers to have their say on the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) consultation on how to improve the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.
Red meat sector welcomes CPTPP ratification
The red meat sector welcomes New Zealand's ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
NZ red meat exports top $6.7 billion in 2017-18
Latest export figures from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) show New Zealand’s red meat exports (excluding veal and co-products) were up $1.2 billion (21 per cent) on 2016-17 to over $6.7 billion in 2017-18 on the back of sustained high value per tonne and increased volume for lamb, mutton, and beef.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand playing its part to improve water quality
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is committed to working with the government to progress its roadmap for improving water quality.
Room for improvement despite progress on M. bovis awareness
More than half of sheep and beef farmers have made changes to reduce the risk of their stock becoming infected by Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis), according to research by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
Sheep and beef farmers bullish about future
More than two thirds of sheep and beef farmers are positive about the future of the industry, according to research by Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
2018-19 lamb and beef exports forecast to both break $3 billion for the second time
As the 2018-19 meat export season begins, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) New Season Outlook 2018-19 report forecasts beef, lamb and mutton prices to remain firm at historically high levels, helped by the expected weakening New Zealand dollar.