Beef + Lamb New Zealand unveils new report on shaping the future of the red meat sector
Exporting New Zealand’s food culture to the world, maximising the value from co-products, and increasing the design of marketing for algorithms are among seven recommendations in a new report designed to strengthen New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand calls for changes to freshwater proposals
B+LNZ is urging the Government to make changes to its freshwater proposals with an independent analysis revealing the costs of the reforms have been significantly under-estimated.
Sheep farmers now able to breed “low methane” sheep
In a world first, New Zealand sheep farmers now have the ability to breed animals that emit less methane.
B+LNZ looks forward to working with Government on biodiversity NPS
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is looking forward to working constructively with the Government and communities on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPSIB) and welcomes the extended consultation period which runs through to 14 March 2020.
B+LNZ invites director nominations and remits for Annual Meeting
Today nominations have opened for two Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) director roles and one role on B+LNZ’s Directors Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC), and the call has gone out for farmer remits for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand will continue to push for science based methane targets
Bipartisan support for the Zero Carbon Act will provide certainty for farmers about the framework for emissions, but sheep and beef farmers are disappointed the methane targets remain unchanged.
Still work to do on the Zero Carbon Bill and methane targets
“There is still critical work to be done on the Zero Carbon Bill and its methane targets to ensure the Bill achieves its own objectives,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Chief Executive Sam McIvor.
RCEP reaches important milestone
Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the announcement that 15 of the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) members have agreed the text of the agreement and essentially all their market access issues.
B+LNZ welcomes new Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 2019-2022
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed the new Food & Fibre Skills Action Plan 2019-2022 between the Government and primary sector that will fix the skills gaps facing farmers and growers, with today’s announcement being the result of a year’s worth of work from across the sector.
Agricultural emissions agreement represents the right approach
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) have welcomed the Government’s decision to support a farm-level approach to reduce agricultural emissions.
New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increases due to South Island growth
New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.6 percent between 30 June 2018 and 30 June 2019, while the sheep flock increased by 0.4 percent, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ)’s annual stock number survey.