New Zealand’s red meat sector launches manifesto ahead of general election
New Zealand’s red meat sector has launched a comprehensive package of proposed policy changes, ahead of the general election, aimed at growing export revenues and increasing jobs.
Emissions pricing report shows progress, but still work to be done
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the Section 215 agricultural emissions pricing report and accompanying commentary released by the Government today is a step forward, but there is still significant work to be done on critical details before sheep and beef farmers can feel confident in the final agricultural emissions pricing system.
B+LNZ says low-slope map for stock exclusion still not fit for purpose
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says while it appreciates Government attempts to revise the low-slope map for stock exclusion to address inaccuracies, the map is still flawed and the whole approach will never be fit for purpose.
B+LNZ Director elections in 2023
Director elections will be held for Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Eastern North Island and Southern South Island after nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors and annual meeting remits closed last Friday.
Farmers performing well despite external challenges
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Lamb Crop 2022 report estimates a moderate decrease in lambs born in spring 2022.
New Zealand sheep and beef sector very encouraged by sequestration announcement
The New Zealand sheep and beef sector is very encouraged by the Government’s announcement about sequestration as part of an agricultural emissions pricing package.
B+LNZ demands pause on biodiversity proposals and a review into impact of environmental rules on primary sector
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is calling for the Government to shelve plans to finalise decisions around the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity and demanding an urgent review of the cumulative financial and social impacts of the Government’s environmental agenda on farmers and rural communities.
Low methane sheep project a game-changer for farmers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) today welcomed an investment by the Government in a ground-breaking low methane sheep genetics project to give more farmers access to animals to help reduce the production of methane from their farm.
New Zealand represented at global sustainable beef conference
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) attended the Global RoundTable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Conference held in Denvor, Colorado between 7–10 November.
Sustainability advocate Diana Rodgers attends COP27 on B+LNZ’s behalf
High-profile US dietician and sustainability advocate Diana Rodgers is attending the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on behalf of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
New Zealand beef and lamb among the most carbon efficient in world
New research has confirmed the carbon footprint of New Zealand beef and lamb is amongst the lowest in the world.
Los Angeles food truck serving a taste of NZ grass-fed beef and lamb
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has launched a food truck sampling tour as part of a new Taste Pure Nature campaign, in partnership with Atkins Ranch grass-fed lamb and First Light Farms 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef, to bring a taste of New Zealand to Los Angeles-area residents.