Posts tagged "Meat Industry Association"

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...

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...

Federated Farmers: Seeking Mandate To Join Biosecurity GIA

[12 November/NZ Farmer] Federated Farmers views joining the GIA as the right thing to do. The Government Industry Agreements for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) is a framework that utilises a partnership approach between Government and industry to deliver better biosecurity outcomes by identifying threats early. The GIA has 16 primary sector members, including the...

New Zealand wins WTO appeal for profitable beef access in Indonesia

[10 November/Stuff] New Zealand has recently won a WTO appeal to reduce trade barriers with Indonesia, prompting a step up in our beef trade with the country. Trade Minister David Parker estimated a $1 billion loss in beef sales since the trade barrier was introduced. Meat Industry Association Chief Executive Tim Ritchie said there would...

Summerfruit, Meat Industry Association sign GIA Deed

[5 October/ New Zealand Herald] Summerfruit NZ and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (MIA) last week signed the Government Industry Agreement for Biosecurity Readiness and Response (GIA) Deed. By signing the deed, Summerfruit NZ and MIA join 15 industry sectors that have agreed to work with government, and each other, to combat the...

Farmers pledge to improve NZ’s waterways

[22 August/Hawkes Bay Today] A unique collaboration of pastoral sector leaders came together in the Hawkes Bay to make a commitment to work together towards making New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. The Farming Leaders Group which includes Federated Farmers, DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ is said to represent 80% of the country’s pastoral...

Blooding new markets

[3 August/ Rural News Group] Meat Industry Association Chief Executive Tim Ritchie said the ability to send blood products and serum to China is important as the business model is about taking everything of value from an animal to monetise it. Mr Ritchie said this model cares for the farmer while also makes a profit....

Firms compete for China Trial

 [3 April/ The NZ Farmers Weekly] Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s recent visit to New Zealand will result in 10 New Zealand plants being allowed to export chilled meat to China for a six-month trial period. Ministry for Primary Industries officials and meat industry representatives will set the criteria to decide which plants to forward to...

Tougher rules around bobby calves introduced

[NZ Herald/ 10 June] Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, has announced that some of the tougher rules around the treatment of bobby calves will take effect before the start of spring calving.  New rules will include a requirement for calves to be at least four days old before they are transported for slaughter or sale,...

American hunger for beef boosts exports

 [1 April/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] According to Meat Industry Association figures, New Zealand beef sales to the United States increased from $1.2 billion in 2014 to $1.49 billion in 2015. The figures showed that red meat exports to China also increased from $1.4 billion to $1.55 billion over the same period of time. Rabobank...

All sectors want better European trade deal

[28 March/ NZ Farmers Weekly] New Zealand and the European Union have been in discussions over whether to launch formal negotiations regarding a free trade deal. A Dairy Companies Association submission to the Government said current tariffs were costing the dairy industry $90 million a year in potential lost revenue from butter and cheese sales....

Agricultural groups back TPP

[5 February/ Otago Daily Times] Federated Farmers President, William Rolleston said the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement might not have delivered everything the sector desired, but the scale and its importance to New Zealand was undoubtedly profound. Mr Rolleston added that the deal offered diverse opportunities not only for agriculture but also for future generations of...

Kiwi firms eye Iranian market

 [25 January/ NZ Farmer Weekly] Meat Industry Association Chief Executive, Tim Richie said that while New Zealand has renegotiated a deal to ship meat to Iran, after economic sanctions were lifted, some obstacles remained. Mr Richie said Iran wanted representatives in plants to ensure animals were processed according to Halal requirements. The Ministry for Primary...

NZ meat export prices soar on the back of high beef demand

[30 October/ Business Day] Red meat exports have increased by over $1 billion in the last year driven by higher beef prices and strong demand from the United States and China.  Total red meat exports rose to $7.66 billion according to figures from the Meat Industry Association (MIA).  The US took around 52% of our...

Beef quota quandary

[15 September/ Rural News] New Zealand is close to exceeding its 213,402 tonne United States beef quota, which when filled, will activate a 25 percent tariff charge on all beef exports to the country. Meat Industry Association Chief Executive, Tim Ritchie estimated that between 70 percent and 80 percent of the quota had been filled....

NZ close to breaching US beef quota

[31 August/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Meat Industry Association Chief Executive, Tim Richie said New Zealand will come very close to filling its beef export quota to the United States. Mr Richie said that in August, New Zealand filled around 75 percent of its 213,402 tonne per year beef quota, up 11 percent on the...

Meat marketing entity fails [19 June/ Otago Daily Times]

Meat processors have scuppered Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s plans to create a collaborative marketing entity for beef and sheepmeat. Beef + Lamb Chairman, James Parsons said processors had decided not to be involved the proposal. The marketing entity planned to have an initial budget between $7million and $9 million, which would have been funded...

Cold shoulder for meat to go

[13 April/ NZ Farmer Weekly] Meat companies are hoping an agreement with China, which would allow chilled New Zealand meat into the Chinese market, is only months away. Access would lift the value of sheep meat exports particularly, as China is New Zealand’s largest market by volume, 36 percent, but not by value which sits...

US port dispute hitting beef farmer returns

[10 February/ Radio New Zealand Rural] Meat Industry Association CEO, Tim Ritchie said that a long running labour dispute at key United States shipping ports, and the resulting backlogs are impacting on the ability to get the increased volumes of beef that are being produced by New Zealand and Australia to customers. A primary industry...

Decree casts doubt on beef sales

[19 January/ NZ Farmers Weekly] The Indonesian Government blocked large amounts of beef imports in an attempt to stimulate increased local production. The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo granted import permits for a narrow range of prime beef cuts for the first three months of 2015, but has issued no permits for secondary cuts and offal....

Industry baffled at frozen velvet exclusion

[19 November/ Otago Daily Times] The New Zealand deer industry said that it was disappointed with the exclusion of frozen deer velvet from the New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with Korea. New Zealand velvet export’s to Korea are currently worth $20 million, with around 75% of these exports being frozen. The current 20 percent export...

Primary industry research wins more funding

[3 November/ Radio New Zealand Rural] A meat research group has been allocated $4.3 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s $15 million biological industries research fund. Meat Industry Association CEO, Tim Ritchie said that the funds will be allocated to complete research that includes finding ways to increase the shelf life of...

Country-of-origin law rejected – report

[25 August/ Radio New Zealand Rural] New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Mexico are supporting the World Trade Organisation disputes panel’s finding against the US over a country of origin meat labelling law requiring more information on labels about the origins of beef, pork and other meats, on the basis that the law is a potential...

UK farmers told to stop bleating about NZ lamb

[24 July/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre spokesman, Rick Powdrell criticised Britain’s National Farmers Union for complaining about top New Zealand lamb cuts selling for more than $10 per kilogram less in the UK than they are selling for in New Zealand rather than focusing on addressing the drop in consumption...