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Bill Wright - farmer director

Farmers elect new Central South Island farmer director onto B+LNZ

21 March 2016
Farmers in the Central South Island have elected Cave farmer, Bill Wright, as their farmer director on the boards of Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the New Zealand Meat Board.
Sheep Industry Awards 2016

Entries open for 2016 B+LNZ Sheep Industry Awards

18 March 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is calling for entries in the 2016 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards.
Mid-season update 2015-16 media release

Early season production and low lamb returns impact sheep and beef farm profits

2 March 2016
Weak lamb prices are cutting into sheep and beef farmers’ profits this season.
Chinese chefs at Wharekauhau

Beef + Lamb New Zealand making global connections

12 February 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand teamed up with Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Institute recently to host five chefs from China – winners of the global “Chef par Excellence” culinary competition.

Red meat sector welcomes signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

4 February 2016
The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement today in Auckland is a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the Chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA). 
Sam McIvor

Beef + Lamb New Zealand appoints new CEO

28 January 2016
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has appointed Sam McIvor as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will also have the role of CEO of the New Zealand Meat Board.

Average meat export returns down despite NZD depreciation

21 January 2016
The first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season concluded on 31 December 2015 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that total red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue reached a record high over the quarter. 

Beef + Lamb New Zealand director election in Central South Island

21 December 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Western North Island farmer director Kirsten Bryant has been elected unopposed.

Red meat sector welcomes entry-into-force of Korea-New Zealand FTA

10 December 2015
The red meat sector, represented by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association, welcomes the announcement today that all steps are now completed to enable the Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement to enter into force before the year end. 
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