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Beef + Lamb New Zealand resolutions pass

4 April 2017
Farmers have supported the three resolutions made at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Annual Meeting on 30 March 2017.

B+LNZ and MIA reiterate importance of maintaining current market access into the EU and UK

30 March 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association reiterate the importance of at least maintaining the quality and quantity of current market access into the European Union and the United Kingdom, following the UK triggering of Article 50. 
William Morrison

New Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Council National Chairman

22 March 2017
The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Council has elected Marton farmer, William Morrison, as its next national chairman.

Ministers from TPP countries confirm focus on trade liberalization in Pacific region, IBA applauds progress

21 March 2017
International Beef Alliance Statement: On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile, to discuss the future of the TPP. 
Sam McIvor

Sheep and beef industry welcome progress towards bilateral FTA with the European Union

13 March 2017
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association welcome the successful completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU – NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced by Minister McClay in Brussels.
Mike Lee

New Zealand Red Meat story development begins

3 March 2017
New Zealand’s red meat sector has taken another step towards crafting its own story for positioning New Zealand beef and lamb as a premium food choice globally.

Sheep and beef farmers embracing environmental progress

21 February 2017
At their third environment conference, Beef + Lamb New Zealand highlighted the steady progress the sector is making on environmental management issues.

Trade is the life blood of the New Zealand sheep and beef sector

26 January 2017
While disappointed by the US decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the New Zealand sheep and beef sector remains strongly supportive of the Agreement and its aims, its representative organisations, the New Zealand Meat Industry Association (MIA) and Beef + Lamb…

Sheep and beef industry confidence – a tale of two species

20 December 2016
While overall sheep and beef farmer confidence in their industry has taken a dip in the last four months, there is a solid core that remains upbeat about the future.
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