Where does my levy go?

tools and resources

B+LNZ is funded and directed by farmers via commodity levies paid on all sheep, beef and dairy cattle processed in New Zealand.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand invests your levies in programmes designed to support a confident sector with improved farm productivity, profitability and performance.

Your levy goes on targeted programmes that deliver real results – on the farm, in the market, and at the policy table.

A key part of our strategic plan involves building a stronger presence in the regions to help us stay connected with farmers.

That way we can ensure we're providing tools, services and information that are relevant to you, and add value to your farming business.

We are 100 per cent focused on continuing to find more effective and efficient ways of delivering benefit to you, and safeguarding the future of our industry.

Levies 2015-16

  • The sheepmeat levy is 60 cents a head
  • The beef levy is $4.40 a head

2015 Sheepmeat & Beef Levy Referendum

In the 2015 referendum, farmers gave us a strong mandate to work on their behalf, with more than 84 per cent voting for sheepmeat and beef levies to continue for the next 6 years.