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Brexit has major implications for the New Zealand sheep and beef industry

24 June 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand are concerned about the future of New Zealand’s sheep and beef exports to the UK and the EU following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
Ben O'Brien

Not just the UK to worry about with Brexit

23 June 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2% of New Zealand’s exports, are missing the point, it’s the whole of the European trade we should be looking at.
Sheep and Beef On-Farm Inflation 2015-16

Declines in interest rates and fuel prices push farm input prices down

9 June 2016
Prices for inputs used on New Zealand sheep and beef farms decreased 2.1 per cent in the year to March 2016, which should provide small relief for farmers facing lower product prices this season.
SIAs gold logo HERO

2016 Sheep Industry Awards finalists announced

7 June 2016
Finalists in the 2016 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards have been announced.
Steak of Origin 2016

Taranaki Farmers win nation’s Steak of Origin

16 May 2016
Brendon and Hayley Robinson from Hawera have taken out the Grand Champion title at the 2016 Steak of Origin competition with their Angus X sirloin steak.
Japan supermarket

Weaker NZ dollar insufficient to offset lower international prices

18 April 2016
The first half of the 2015–16 meat export season ended on 31 March 2016 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue is down, despite increased shipments and some depreciation of the New Zealand dollar (NZD).
Hamish Bielski

Sheep Industry Awards celebrate success

8 April 2016
New Zealand’s sheep sector is gearing up for the fifth annual Sheep Industry Awards, to be hosted in the Wairarapa in July. We talked to the 2015 Emerging Talent Award winner, Hamish Bielski.
James Parsons with logo

MIE Farmer Remits Defeated

29 March 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Chairman James Parsons says it’s time for the sheep and beef sector to pull together and focus on the future.

Farmers don’t support MIE remits

29 March 2016
Farmers have chosen not to support two Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) Farmer Remits debated at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Annual Meeting held at Waitangi, Northland, last week.
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