Milk, beef outlook good, bank says

8 March 2018

The drop in milk supply in New Zealand over the summer has removed any downside risk to full-year farmgate milk prices this season, Rabobank says.

Aussie rain helps kiwi exporters

13 February 2018

The short-term threat to New Zealand exporters of increasing Australian beef supply because of drought has been lifted as rain has fallen across Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Others benefit from US absence

8 February 2018

Australian and Canadian beef and wheat farmers have been targeting the United States’ market share in Japan thanks to a revised Asia- Pacific trade pact.

The US walked away from the original Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal in March and an outline agreement has now been reached without it.

Green light for meat plant

5 February 2018

Waikato-based beef exporter Greenlea Premier Meats has been granted air discharge and land use consents for a meat rendering and blood processing plant.


Farmers urged to embrace cut in meat consumption

28 January 2018

The rise of vegetarianism, veganism and flexitarianism should be capitalised upon, not feared, young farmers have been told.

CPTPP: The deal is on

24 January 2018

Business leaders say the new Comprehenisive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership is immensely worthwhile.

The agreement has been finalised at a meeting of trade ministers in Japan and could be signed in Chile on March 8.

Red meat reducer panned

23 January 2018

A dietician has slammed the British Dietetic Association (BDA) for its latest policy paper that advocated a United Kingdom-wide reduction of red meat.


Beef exports up 29%

19 January 2018

New Zealand beef and veal exports generated $588 million in the first quarter of the 2017-18 season, up 29% compared with the same period last season.

Disease tests start in February

18 January 2018

The Government will launch a testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis by the end of February to provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication.

US beef demand holds up

16 January 2018

Solid demand for beef in the United States is keeping the sentiment in the imported market firm early in 2018.