Posts tagged "Beef + Lamb New Zealand"

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...

‘Paid to think’ and loving it

[1 August/ Otago Daily Times] Tech Entrepreneur and Business Leader Melissa Clark-Reynolds was named Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s first independent Director. Ms Clark-Reynolds said she had always been at the cutting edge of new ways of doing things and was attracted to the organisation’s broad strategy that was not red meat-centric. Ms Clark-Reynolds was...

Alternative proteins a risk to New Zealand meat sector

 [6 July/ Global Meat News] Beef + Lamb New Zealand has warned that alternative proteins may be a risk for the meat sector. A levy board is engaging in a project to help beef and sheep farmers identify threats and opportunities, and create ways to respond to them through better understanding technologies, business models and...

Funding boost for beef genetics research

 [9 December/ Rural News] A new partnership between Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ) and Meat and Livestock Australia would allow breeders and commercial farmers to be informed of research results years earlier than expected. The partnership would also create opportunities to advance Australian projects. The work would focus on the Trans-Tasman beef cow profitability...

Trump’s TPP withdrawal leaves open door for China, says trade envoy

 [24 November/ NZ Herald] Special Trade Envoy and Former Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, Mike Petersen said China may take the place of the United States in an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement if United States President Elect, Donald Trump followed with his promise to withdraw the United States from the trade deal. Mr Petersen...

Brexit catalyst in NZ meat marketing

 [14 November/ Otago Daily Times] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons said Brexit has become a catalyst for a fresh level of thinking among farmers and processors in the United Kingdom and Europe. Mr Parsons said one option was to work with northern hemisphere producers to alternately supply third countries based on seasons....

Transport issues loom for fruit growers

 [15 November/ Rural News] Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive, Mike Chapman said engineers had inspected the company’s Wellington building after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and determined that there was only superficial damage and it was safe for staff to work in. On 15 November, the buildings occupied by Federated Farmers and Beef + Lamb New...

Secret cameras found in Waikato dairy sheds

[11 October/ Radio NZ Rural] British retailer, Marks & Spencer has announced that it would no longer stock New Zealand lamb in its Scottish stores after it made the decision to only sell locally produced lamb. New Zealand exported approximately 29,000 lambs a year to Marks & Spencer in Scotland and the decision would affect...

Beef+Lamb closes offices in new marketing strategy

[29 September/ Radio NZ Rural] Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new market strategy would see the loss of five positions and the closure of offices in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Japan. The organisation would retain offices in China and Brussels and target new and emerging markets. Beef + Lamb Chairman, James Parsons said...

Sheep numbers fall to lowest level in New Zealand since 1930s

 [9 August/ NZ Herald] The number of sheep in New Zealand has fallen to its lowest level since 1934. The decrease from 29.1 million sheep in June 2015 to 28.3 million in June 2016 meant New Zealand now had seven sheep for every person, compared to 22 sheep for every person in 1982. Beef +...

Farmers to discuss the way forward

[9 August/ Otago Daily Times] Beef + Lamb New Zealand would hold a series of meetings this month to review the organisation’s constitution and discuss a proposal for a new approach to market development. The most significant aspect to be discussed was whether farmers wanted to retain the two industry directorships on the board. Beef...

Meat companies asked to jointly market emerging markets after scrapping pricy plan

 [4 August/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons said a proposed market development plan was expected to be operational within weeks. Mr Parsons added that the proposed plan would focus on emerging markets as it was much easier to achieve collaboration between meat companies compared to markets where there...

Time to push NZ’s cause – farm lobby

 [28 June/ Otago Daily Times] Federated Farmers President, William Rolleston said New Zealand diplomats and export companies had to be quick of the block and first in line to push New Zealand’s agenda after Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Mr Rolleston added that whole the referendum result would create a considerable degree...

Brexit: NZ beef-up, or sacrificial lamb?

[25 June/ Radio NZ Rural] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Executive, Sam McIvor said New Zealand’s 280,000 tonne sheep meat export quota to the European Union would continue, but there was uncertainty around how exports would be split between countries and where the demand would come from after the Brexit, as half of the...

Meat trade rides on result of EU vote

 [23 June/ NZ Herald] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Trade Policy General Manager, Ben O’Brien said the United Kingdom referendum result could have a substantial negative impact on New Zealand’s sheepmeat sector as the United Kingdom and Europe were the largest export destination for the sector. The New Zealand sheepmeat quota to the European Union...

Big demand for H&S advice

 [24 May/ Rural News] Beef + Lamb New Zealand General Manager, Richard Wakelin said the industry body had originally planned to run 32 health and safety seminars by the end of June, but the demand was prompting it to run at least double this number. Mr Wakelin added that health and safety had dominated the...

Wool up, dollar drifting higher

 [9 May/ Otago Daily Times] The price of wool has increased by 4 percent across most categories at the South Island wool sale. New Zealand Wool Services International Chief Executive, John Dawson said steady interest from Australasia and Western Europe was underpinning the market. ASB’s Farmshed Economics report said wool prices would remain at current...