Posts tagged "Beef + Lamb New Zealand"

Red meat exports surge

[11 October/Rural News] According to Beef + Lamb New Zealand, New Zealand’s red meat exports reached $6.7 billion in 2017-2018. This represented a 21 percent increase over the previous year. The increase came from sustained high value per tonne and increased lamb, mutton and beef volume. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Economist, Andrew Burtt,...

New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists & Communicators Annual Guild Award Winners Announced

[6 October/New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists & Communicators] The top award was taken out by a joint entry from two experienced New Zealand agricultural journalists at the New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators annual awards. Hugh Stringleman and Neal Wallace took out the Ministry for Primary Industries Rongo Award which recognised their...

Biosecurity workshops for farmers in wake of survey

[2 October/Rural Life] Beef + Lamb New Zealand intend to roll out biosecurity workshops to assist farmers start and improve their on-farm biosecurity plans. More than half of New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers had made changes to reduce the risk of their stock becoming infected with Mycoplasma bovis. Other changes included increased focus on...

Maccas beef milestone

[26 September/Rural Life] Since its launch in 2009, McDonalds customers have consumed more than five million kilograms of locally sourced Angus beef patties. That is roughly the same weight as nine Airbus A380 aircraft. McDonalds were one of the first to jump on the gourmet burger trend almost a decade ago. The burgers changed with...

Bacon back in latest country of origin labelling proposal

[27 August/Stuff] The Primary Production Select Committee recommended cured meats such as bacon and ham be included in the Consumers’ Right to Know Bill. This would mean bacon would require country of origin labels. This was a change on its interim report which excluded such products. NZ Pork Chairman, Eric Roy, said the change showed...

Farmers to raise another $4m to support meat export sales

[23 August/Stuff] Sheep and beef farmers will spend an additional $4.1 million per year to market their products to overseas consumers. This is a move to support Beef + Lamb NZ’s Taste Pure Nature origin brand and its Red Meat Story. New Zealand exporters will be able to attach the branding to their packaging and...

Nathan Guy – NAIT Bill ‘goes too far’

[17 August/The Country] The NAIT Amendment Bill introduced by the Government last Thursday, and passed under urgency makes rushed changes to the Act which should concern farmers according to National Agriculture Spokesperson, Nathan Guy. The Bill changes the NAIT Act to allow for warrantless inspections of farms, clarifies animal movement requirements, and makes it an...

Vets open to pan-industry initiative on grazing

[14 August/Rural Life] The New Zealand Veterinary Association said it would embrace a pan-industry initiative on winter grazing. It expressed concerns about animal welfare consequences caused by poor practices. Chief Veterinary Officer, Helen Beattie, added there were common practices in some areas that often resulted in poor welfare for animals and environmental damage. She had...

Sheep industry awards dropped for year

[8 August/Rural Life] The decision has been made to drop the annual Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards for a year. The awards had been around since 2012 and celebrated success in the sheep industry. More than 30 awards had been presented to southern farmers over the past five years. Beef + Lamb...

Tasting the Impossible Burger with Air New Zealand

[3 July/NZ Herald] Business Premier customers travelling on Air New Zealand’s LA to Auckland haul will be offered the Impossible Burger for the next three months. It is a plant based innovation that is designed to save the planet. It has become a phenomenon in the U.S food tech industry for achieving the impossible, a...

Greenpeace want agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in carbon act

[7 June/The Country] Greenpeace questioned why the Government was tabling options for its Zero Carbon Bill that could result in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions being treated more softly than other emissions. Farming groups were happy to see the Government considering its approach to shorter-lived gases differently. Greenpeace Climate Campaigner, Kate Simcock, said as the biggest...

Meat exports reach milestone

[9 April/Rural Life] Both beef and lamb exports were expected to break $3 billion for the first time. Beef + Lamb New Zealand showed the milestone was predicted to be reached due to the forecast of a 14 percent increase in average export value. Forecast farm profits before tax were also forecast to be up...

Beef + Lamb New Zealand elects new chairman

[26 March/Rural News] Southland sheep and beef farmer, Andrew Morrison, was appointed as the chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand. He was previously on the board representing the Southern South Island region and was elected at the annual meeting. He farms a total of 1,030 hectares of breeding and finishing units spread between Southland...

Farmers told to work with constructively with the new government or risk being shut out

[13 March/NZ Farmer] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons, spoke at Onetai Station’s recent annual field day and urged farmers to not be worried by participating in the government’s proposed policies about climate change. He said that he thought there was genuine desire to be collaborative and that this was seen in the...

NZ meat industry confident despite protein threat

[2 March/Radio NZ] With the increased pressure from alternative protein food products, the New Zealand meat industry insisted it will survive, and even thrive. Beef + Lamb New Zealand said that large-scale production of alternate proteins was likely to become a reality within five years having received a report on the realities of alternative protein...

Trans-Pacific Partnership could benefit NZ by up to $4b

[21 February/The Country] New Zealand’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (‘MFAT’) said the economy will grow by up to $4 billion following the release of the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The dairy industry is expected to save up to $86 million in tariffs and New Zealand’s exporters would save about $200 million to...

Beef + Lamb NZ to review activities

[3 February/ Rural News Group] Beef + Lamb NZ was seeking farmers’ views on their sector capability programme. General Manager of Innovation for Beef + Lamb NZ, Richard Wakelin, said the review would look at Beef and Lamb NZ’s investment in their current portfolio of activities, how these activities align with farmer needs and perceptions,...

Beef+Lamb: Exports drive red meat prices up

[22 January/NZ Herald] Analysis from Beef+Lamb New Zealand’s economic service shows red meat exports hit record levels in the last quarter of 2017 driven by high volumes and record average pricing for lamb and mutton and near record values for beef together with a relatively strong New Zealand dollar.  Prices for lamb and mutton were...

Sheep and beef farming is about love not meat business

[6 November/ Stuff] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Director Melissa Clark-Reynolds said farmers could meet higher consumer expectations regarding animal and environmental welfare if they considered themselves as in the love business rather than the meat business. Ms Clark-Reynolds said this would ensure farmers produce the highest quality meat possible. Beef + Lamb New Zealand...

Beef + Lamb pulls plug on the Glammies

[1 November/Otago Daily Times] The Golden Lamb Awards, better known as the Glammies will not go ahead this year. For the past ten years, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) has funded the event. However, in the past six months, BLNZ has reviewed its long-term strategy and has decided to redirect its spending to more...

Farmer groups looking at more biosecurity influence

 [26 October/Stuff] Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) along with DairyNZ and Deer Industry New Zealand will meet with farmers to discuss signing the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response Deed (GIA). The GIA would give the sector more responsibility in biosecurity, led by the Government. B+LNZ chief executive Sam McIvor said the...

Meat research in China, US

[23 October/Otago Daily Times] Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Greenlea Premier Meats and Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) are leading a project asking consumers which attributes in beef and lamb are important to them in their purchase decisions. The research is focused on high market potential states or cities in the US...

No levy rise for red meat sector

[12 October/Rural News] Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Chairman James Parsons says the board has reviewed budgets and activities for the financial year. They have decided that the sheep meat levy on all sheep slaughtered and the beef levy on all cattle slaughtered would remain $0.60 per head and at $4.40 per head respectively...

Manawatū farmers sick of unrelenting rain

[5 October/ Stuff] Manawatū/Rangītikei Federated Farmers Dairy Chairman Murray Holdaway says farming has been tough in the wet conditions. Farmers say the water table is so full that only a shower would top it up and produce ponding and streams in paddocks. Shearers and contractors are behind where they would usually be, crops and vegetables...