Beef + Lamb New Zealand not convinced by RMA tool in afforestation debate
The Labour Party’s announcement that resource consent will be required for highly productive farmland to be converted into forestry is unlikely to address the issue of large-scale conversion of sheep and beef farms created by the Emissions Trading Scheme.
New research funded for facial eczema tolerance testing
A pilot study investigating the potential of a groundbreaking facial eczema (FE) tolerance test is being launched in July.
Sheep and beef on-farm inflation low, mainly due to low interest rates
Sheep and beef farm input prices rose at a very slow pace in the year to March 2020. On-farm inflation was 0.4 percent, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation Report.
Launch of trade negotiations between the UK and NZ welcomed by the red meat sector
The red meat sector welcomes today’s announcement of the launch of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand disappointed about emissions trading reform legislation
The emissions trading reform legislation passed yesterday (16 June) will not lead to a reduction in emissions, but simply lead to fossil fuel emitters offsetting their pollution by planting more trees, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
New research highlights value of New Zealand’s red meat sector as industry launches General Election manifesto
The New Zealand red meat sector’s significant contribution to the country’s national and regional economies has been highlighted in new research.
New website launched for the Hill Country Futures Research Programme
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), alongside partnering organisations, has launched a new website for the ground-breaking Hill Country Futures research programme.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand launches winter grazing campaign
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has launched a winter grazing campaign to ensure animals are well fed, in good health and farmers look after the environment.
Emissions Trading Scheme ineffective without limits on exotic forestry offsets by fossil fuel emitters
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be ineffective in reducing New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions without having strong safeguards in place to prevent the conversion of huge swathes of productive land into carbon farming. This failure will take the focus away from actually reducing fossil fuel emissions, which are required to address climate change.
Sheep and beef sector cautiously positive about Government’s Essential Freshwater Announcement
“The sheep and beef sector is cautiously positive about the Government’s announcement today but needs to see the detail of the actual regulations and some concerns still remain,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) CEO Sam McIvor.
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.