2016

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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B+LNZ Farmer Directors elected

20 December 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Directors George Tatham (Eastern North Island) and Andrew Morrison (Southern South Island) have been elected unopposed to the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
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Nominations open for B+LNZ governance roles

9 December 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is seeking nominations for two farmer director positions and a role on the organisation’s Independent Board Remuneration Committee.
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Lamb exports worth $2.5 billion from a higher lambing percentage

29 November 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Lamb Crop 2016 report says the average lambing percentage across the country was up 2.1 percentage points – a remarkable performance given the challenges of the previous season.
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Massive funding boost for New Zealand beef genetics research

21 November 2016
In a landmark trans-Tasman collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m towards major joint beef research projects.
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Global Beef Producers Allied on Trade Liberalisation and Sustainable Production

4 November 2016
The 2016 annual conference of the International Beef Alliance (IBA) hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Taupo, 16 – 21 October, offered the opportunity for leaders of the major beef producers groups of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, and the United States to exchange…

Sheep and beef farmers face tough year if NZD stays high

1 November 2016
A range of factors including currency fluctuations, a weak and volatile outlook for lamb and wool, plus the impact of drought and Facial Eczema, which was widespread in the North Island where half New Zealand’s sheep are farmed, will impact on sheep and beef farmer profitability this season.

International Beef Alliance meets in Taupo

14 October 2016
New Zealand is hosting beef producers from the International Beef Alliance in Taupo next week.

Final Report confirms potential of dairy beef integration

10 October 2016
The final report of a five year study into the use of quality beef genetics in a dairy beef supply chain was released today, confirming the potential for dairy farmers to produce high value calves with minimal calving problems using proven beef genetics.
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New Zealand farming leaders check in on Brexit

6 October 2016
Britain’s arrangements for leaving the European Union (EU) by the summer of 2019 and progress towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement, will be on the agenda when Beef + Lamb New Zealand meets British and EU farming representatives during a northern hemisphere visit.
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