Boffins want green tax on meat

A suggestion from Otago University academics that a tax on meat is needed to highlight to New Zealand consumers the environmental cost of production has been rubbished by the meat industry.

SFF wants direct trade and supply

Silver Fern Farms company is seeking regulatory approval to trade directly with Chinese retailers, bypassing importers and third party traders.

Bull sales results week commencing 04.06

Another strong week of bull sales ran around the country this week. Especially of note was Springdale Angus in Taumarunui achieving excellent results its top bull selling for a whopping $62,000.

Farmers won’t oppose levy rise

Farmers will be closely scrutinising how Beef + Lamb New Zealand spends the extra $4 million in levies it proposes raising.

B+LNZ wants a levy increase

Sheep and beef farmers could pay an extra $4 million in levies to Beef + Lamb New Zealand to fund the rollout of the recently launched Taste Pure Nature meat brand and a new environment strategy.

Reality bites in the meat sector

Kaipara farmer and Nuffield scholar David Kidd can take some satisfaction that in the 18 months since he was awarded the scholarship a decent portion of what he studied has become a reality for New Zealand farming.

Improving customer links

Silver Fern Farms new chief executive Simon Limmer wants to take the company even closer to its customers and has started employing more staff in key markets.

Beef exports face storm clouds

After a positive start to the global beef trading year Rabobank is warning storm clouds building on the horizon could have negative implications for New Zealand exporters.

Finalists found

The finalists have been found in the 2018 PGG Wrightson Steak of Origin contest.