Media releases

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

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.
Royal Host

Partnership helps to set New Zealand beef apart from the competition

20 July 2015
A partnership between Beef + Lamb New Zealand and a restaurant chain in Taiwan is helping to open consumers' eyes to the nutritional benefits of grass-fed New Zealand beef.

FTAs delivering for New Zealand sheep and beef farmers

15 July 2015
Analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand shows that New Zealand's free trade agreements delivered tariff savings of $161 million on the nation's sheep and beef sector exports in 2014 – and the amount is set to grow as tariffs continue to reduce and export volumes grow.

Weaker NZ dollar helps lift value of meat exports

14 July 2015
Beef + Lamb New Zealand compiles lamb, mutton and beef export statistics for the country. The following is a summary of the first nine months of the 2014-15 meat export season (1 October 2014 to 30 June 2015).

Register now for September levy vote

9 July 2015
As the date for this year's sheep and beef levy referendum draws closer, farmers are being encouraged to check they're registered to vote.
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Top performing sheep farmers & industry leaders celebrated

1 July 2015
Sheep farmers have celebrated the top performers in their industry at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards in Invercargill tonight.
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