B+LNZ banks on new story

23 March 2018

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is banking on its soon to be revealed Red Meat Story and the NZ Farm Assurance Programme to help turn the sector’s challenges into opportunities.

Farmers need to accept low wool prices

12 March 2018

A late start to shearing this season has resulted in 2018 wool volumes lifting well above last year.

Branded sheep meat isn't selling

20 February 2018

The difficulty of getting premium prices for New Zealand sheep meat in export markets has been laid bare by Landcorp, which said it has found no viable way of exporting lamb under its Pamu brand.

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.

Wool prices might be on up

12 February 2018

The coarse wool market made some incremental price gains in January. 

That marks a significant change in direction for the market at a time when wool supply is nearing its peak, existing stocks remain high and the NZD/USD has been elevated.

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.


China taking plenty of mutton

29 January 2018

China buyers chased New Zealand mutton through December, and confidence is at least solid for the coming months.

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.


Lamb destinations changing

19 January 2018

The seasonal increase in lamb supply has not put any significant pressure on the global market with frozen cuts trading at prices consistent with December and prospects for the chilled European Easter trade looking favourable.