Media releases

Media releases from Beef + Lamb New Zealand are published here. Free publication-quality images are available in the photo library.

B+LNZ chief executive signals March 2016 departure

21 September 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman, James Parsons has today announced the resignation of the organisation's chief executive, Dr Scott Champion.
Referendum

Strong farmer support for sheepmeat and beef levies to continue

14 September 2015
Farmers have given their organisation Beef + Lamb New Zealand a strong mandate to work on their behalf for the next six-year sheepmeat and beef levy cycle, with over 84 per cent support.

Sheep and beef farmers to benefit from weaker NZD

10 September 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service released its new season outlook for 2015-16 today.
Referendum

Last few days to vote in 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum

7 September 2015
There is still a significant number of farmers yet to vote in the 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum before it closes on Thursday this week (10 September).
Referendum

Halfway mark in 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Referendum

25 August 2015
One in five registered voters have cast their vote at the halfway mark in the 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum.
Safter Farms

Beef + Lamb New Zealand pleased with health and safety changes

20 August 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says sheep and beef farmers will be pleased to hear that most farms are not going to be classed as high risk workplaces and won't have to have a health and safety representative, following changes to the proposed health and safety reform bill.
James Parsons

Beef + Lamb New Zealand launches referendum proposal to farmers

3 August 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has launched the 2015 Sheepmeat and Beef Levy Referendum proposal, outlining activities for the next levy cycle between 2016-2022.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand scholars part of agriculture’s future

29 July 2015
Pictured: Hemoata Kopa is one of 23 young people Beef + Lamb New Zealand is supporting through their studies in 2015
James Parsons

Beef + Lamb New Zealand pleased with health and safety changes

27 July 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand says key changes to the health and safety reform bill relating to the rural sector go a long way to clarifying the responsibilities of farmers towards employees and visitors to their farms.
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