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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.

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.

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.

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.
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