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Kiwi sheep and beef farmers and French counterparts share common ground

29 April 2015
New Zealand and French livestock farmers face many similar challenges, says Beef + Lamb New Zealand, following a visit here by French livestock sector leaders.

Negotiators urged to secure high quality TPP deal

24 April 2015
Beef producers adamant that any Trans Pacific Partnership outcome must provide new and substantial market access opportunities.

Farmers encouraged to check they are registered with B+LNZ for referendum vote

22 April 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is encouraging farmers to check they are registered to vote in the sheep and beef levy referendum that will be held later this year.

Export statistics for the first half of the 2014-15 season

15 April 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand compiles lamb, mutton and beef export statistics for the country. The following is a summary of the first six months of the 2014-15 meat export season (1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015).

Massey and Lincoln ag student numbers up

9 April 2015
In recent years, agriculture has struggled to compete with some of the more glamorous career options available to young people. But the tide appears to be turning.

Red meat sector welcomes signing of Korea FTA

26 March 2015
The recently signed free trade agreement with Korea will be a significant step towards reducing the overall amount of tariffs paid on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association.

Record beef returns offset impact of a dry season

19 March 2015
Drought and the ratio of sheep to cattle farmed are the two factors with the biggest impact on sheep and beef farmers' incomes this season.

Dynamic red meat sector

17 March 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says the red meat sector is a dynamic and exciting sector contributing around $8.5 billion a year to the New Zealand economy.

Phil Smith elected as Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island farmer director

2 March 2015
Culverden farmer Phil Smith has been elected as the farmer director to represent sheep and beef farmers in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island electorate.
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