Red meat sector’s resilience highlighted in B+LNZ’s latest update
Following a challenging year with COVID-19 disruptions and drought, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update 2020–21 highlights the resilience and adaptability of New Zealand’s red meat sector as solid market fundamentals continue to support global demand.
Website launched to ensure Kiwis get the facts about red meat
New Zealand’s red meat sector is making it easier for Kiwis to find the facts about the production and consumption of beef and lamb.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand lodges Climate Change Commission submission
Beef + Lamb New Zealand broadly supports the thrust of the Climate Change Commission’s draft advice to the Government but is concerned at the high levels of carbon offsetting and significant methane emissions reductions proposed.
B+LNZ’s reaction to the Government’s intensive winter grazing announcement
B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor says it’s encouraging the Government has accepted some of the Southland winter grazing advisory group’s proposals, including supporting an industry-led Intensive Winter Grazing (IWG) module to farm plans in the coming year, and the delayed implementation of the winter grazing rules.
B+LNZ launches key initiatives at 2021 annual meeting
At its annual meeting in Invercargill today, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) launched its new strategy and farm planning approach, and announced significant new industry awards.
B+LNZ announce Farmer Directors for Northern North Island and Northern South Island 2021
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Farmer Director Martin Coup (Northern North Island) and Kate Acland (Northern South Island) have been elected as the Farmer Representative Directors for the B+LNZ Board.
B+LNZ: MfE report on sequestration an important contribution to conversation
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says the Ministry for the Environment’s (MfE) report 'Net emissions and removals from vegetation and soils on sheep and beef farmland' is valuable because it recognises there is significant sequestration happening on sheep and beef farmland in New Zealand and is part of an ongoing process to build understanding of this important issue.
UK decision to apply for CPTPP membership welcome
The UK’s decision to apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a welcome move, but any new member must be prepared to commit to allowing high quality access to their market, says New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand response to Climate Change Commission report
The Climate Change Commission’s focus on reducing the country’s fossil fuel emissions and its recognition that large-scale forestry planting is not the long-term solution is encouraging says Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
New independent director for Beef + Lamb New Zealand
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has appointed Bayden Barber as an Independent Director to its board.
Upgrade to NZ-China FTA good news for red meat sector
New Zealand’s red meat sector says the upgrade of the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and China will help further streamline trade between the two countries.
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.