Brexit outcome welcomed but concerns remain
The United Kingdom-European Union agreement on post-Brexit trade arrangements will deliver certainty, but New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector remains very concerned over the split of New Zealand’s WTO quota access for sheepmeat and beef.
Northern North Island and Northern South Island Director elections in 2021
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Northern North Island and Northern South Island electoral districts after two nominations were received in each district.
B+LNZ strongly endorses recommendations of review into intensive winter grazing rules
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) strongly endorses the recommendations contained in advice to Ministers about the implementation of the intensive winter grazing rules, saying the review offers practical alternatives to arbitrary rules and is an example of a truly collaborative and effective cross-sector approach.
Remarkable lambing performance in challenging year
Despite COVID-19 related processing restrictions and a widespread drought in the first half of 2020, sheep and beef farmers achieved a near record 130.3% lambing percentage.
Red Meat Sector Strategy 2020
New Zealand’s red meat sector has launched a new strategy designed to identify and unlock market opportunities and improve the sector’s sustainability, productivity and prosperity.
Government’s climate change emergency declaration: Government must shift its attention from offsetting emissions to reducing emissions from fossil fuel use
With the New Zealand Government declaring a climate change emergency, B+LNZ has renewed its call for the Government to put in place tangible measures that will lead to real reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use and limit the amount of pollution that can be offset through carbon farming.
New Zealand red meat sector welcomes signing of major Asia-Pacific regional trade deal
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcomed the signature of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal.
B+LNZ Director nominations and 2021 Annual Meeting remits invited
Nominations are now open for two Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) director roles and written remits for the 2021 Annual Meeting are also being accepted.
Including low methane emissions in ram selection criteria
With ram buying season underway, commercial farmers are the first in the world to be able to include low methane emissions in their selection criteria
Beef and sheepmeat exports continue to face uncertainty due to COVID-19
COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty for both beef and sheepmeat exports, impacting global economies, consumer demand and trading channels.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand starts the search for an independent director
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has begun its search to appoint an independent director to its board.