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Beef and Sheep sector outline key priorities in their 2017 Manifesto: “Blueprint for partnership with the New Zealand Government”

15 June 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) are presenting the sector’s priorities to all political parties ahead of this year’s General Election.
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Finalists selected in New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards

14 June 2017
Leading farmers, scientists, a retired sheep breeder and a ground-breaking stock trading company are among the finalists selected in this year’s Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.
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Beef + Lamb New Zealand starts the search for an independent director

13 June 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand plans to appoint an independent director to its board and has begun the search.

Declines in interest rates offset a sharp rise in fuel prices for sheep and beef farms

7 June 2017
Sheep and beef farm input prices dipped slightly in the year to March 2017 as on-farm inflation was -0.1 per cent, according to the latest Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Economic Service Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation Report.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes Budget biosecurity investment

26 May 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), on behalf of sheep and beef farmers, has welcomed the Government’s additional investment in biosecurity, announced in the Budget on Thursday 25 May.

Sheep and Beef sector welcomes the recent agreement to move forward with the TPP agreement

25 May 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the recent statement by the Trade Ministers of the eleven Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Hanoi to work towards bringing the trade agreement into force expeditiously.
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Beef + Lamb New Zealand confirms board positions

25 May 2017
The Directors of Beef + Lamb New Zealand have re-elected Northland farmer James Parsons as the Chairman for another year.
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New Zealand completes ratification of TPP

11 May 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association welcome the completion of New Zealand’s domestic steps to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

Sheep and beef farmers make biodiversity contribution through QEII covenants

9 May 2017
New Zealand sheep and beef farmers are making a significant contribution to this country’s biodiversity and landscape protection, a new study on Queen Elizabeth II National Trust covenants has highlighted.
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