Posts tagged "Beef + Lamb"

Grant to help lead sector’s Brexit response

[17 April/Otago Daily Times] Southland Agribusiness Leader, Jeff Grant, was appointed to support the red meat sector’s response to Brexit. The appointment was made by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, Andrew Morrison, said that Jeff is highly experienced and had been involved in the...

Intensive beef operation producing more than just good returns

[10 April/NZ Farmer] According to Fritha Tagg, a Far North beef farmer was not afraid to use the latest technology to good advantage. Six generations had farmed the O’Callaghan farm. Technology has turned the marginal land into a first-class beef-producing farm. Rachelle O’Callaghan, who is the sixth generation on the land, said she never thought...

Better genetics key to greater industry confidence – Parsons

 [26 May/ Rural News Group] Beef + Lamb NZ Chairman James Parsons said farmers are more likely to invest in rams and bulls if they are confident in the future and in the information they are getting. Mr Parsons considered future developments to increase farmer confidence and noted his vision of indexes that cater for...

Sheep milking progressing in ‘heartland’ farming

[14 March/ Radio New Zealand] Sheep milking has become more popular in recent times, with over 30,000 sheep being milked at 13 small-scale sheep milk producers and three larger operations in New Zealand. Larger companies are also looking to sheep milk as a diversification strategy, with interest from Fonterra, Beef + Lamb, and Dairy NZ....

Returns aren’t good enough

 [8 March/ Rural News Group] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chair, James Parsons, has said farmers are noticing the sheep flock is down to 28 million animals and returns from sheep farming are insufficient.  Mr. Parsons also noted wool demand and price fluctuations due to China’s decrease in demand, but expects this to return to...

Telling NZ’s red meat story globally

[6 March/ Otago Daily Times] New Zealand’s red meat sector is working to position its beef and lamb as a global premium food choice. Beef + Lamb’s new market development strategy targets new and emerging markets, with the first stage involving defining the sector’s story. Chief Executive of New York-based food design and innovation agency...

Sheep, beef farmers face 12 percent decline in income

[1 November/ NZ Herald] According to Beef + Lamb New Zealand, sheep and beef farmers’ income would fall by 13 percent to $67,000 this year if the New Zealand dollar remained as high as it was. The organisation’s latest season outlook showed that the decline in profits would be the result of an 11 percent...

Farming leader urges Britain to open up to world

[10 October/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons said British farmers needed to open up to new markets following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union. Mr Parsons was visiting Britain, France, Ireland and Belgium this week to discuss lamb consumption and maintaining a supply of lamb...

Final report confirms potential of dairy beef integration

 [10 October/ Rural News] A report produced through the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Dairy-Beef Integration Programme showed that there was potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven beef genetics. AgResearch Farm Systems Scientist and Project Leader, Vicki Burggraaf said the beef industry was becoming increasing reliant...

Working together for sheepmeat

[5 November/ Otago Daily Times] A memorandum of understanding on sheepmeat co-operation has been signed between New Zealand, Australia and Mexico in order to build global sheepmeat demand, as well as focusing on animal health and welfare, food safety, environmental sustainability and industry profitability. Beef + Lamb New Zealand director, Andy Fox said that in...

Breeders gathering success

[20 October/ Otago Daily Times] The success of an inaugural gathering of around 100 sheep breeders is set to make the forum an annual event. The forum was hosted by Beef and Lamb New Zealand Genetics with the goal of engaging and involving breeders in the programme and help guide the future of the new...

Healthy returns from lamb exports

[18 July/ Otago Daily Times] Lamb exports exceeded $2 billion in the first nine months of 2013/14 meat export season. During the period to June 30, the average value of lamb exports was $8,320 per tonne free on board (up 15 percent from the same period last season). Beef + Lamb New Zealand statistics indicated...

Gathering of agri ‘economic grunt’

[24 March/ Otago Daily Times] The 2014 Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) Conference led by Wairarapa deer and beef farmer, Shane McManaway (who is also the PPP group chairman) is expected to attract almost 200 Australian and New Zealand agri-professionals in Queenstown, for what is being described as the “biggest gathering of agricultural economic grunt in...

Minister invites meat industry collaboration

 [17 March/ Otago Daily Times] In light of the threat to the industry by dairying, Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy stated that innovation, collaboration and development of market opportunities are needed to lift profitability in the red meat industry. Earlier this month, Meat Industry Excellence asked Mr Guy to call an urgent industry summit to...