Chilled meat access issue goes on

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor hopes a long-awaited breakthrough in access for chilled meat exports to China will come in the next year.

B+LNZ Genetics waiting for funds

Beef + Lamb Genetics is to become a separate business entity of Beef + Lamb as it seeks more funding to continue working.

Meat critics plan more tax

A proposal to almost triple the consumer tax on meat sold in Germany shows regulators are starting to compare it to sugar, a new report says.

Sugar shows alls sweet for meat

Competition in the sweetener market might provide a glimpse of the how the looming battle between meat and alternative proteins could unfold.

Big tick for farmers

The red meat industry hopes to ramp up its Taste Pure Nature brand campaign on the back of the latest international climate change report.

China boosts beef buy

China's new status as the leading destination for beef exports now covers a bulky lift in chilled products.

Alt protein good for NZ meat

The trend towards alternative proteins contains many positives for New Zealand’s red meat sector, Beef + Lamb New Zealand global market innovation manager Lee-Ann Marsh says.

Marketing failure costs producers

New Zealand farmers are missing the profit of their grass-fed beef farming system, American restaurant chain entrepreneur Michael Berger says.

No-deal will shut export gate

New Zealand’s export gateway to Europe via Britain will close with a no-deal Brexit, Kiwi red meat sector Brexit representative Jeff Grant says.

China now big beef buyer

China's hunger for manufacturing beef has pushed New Zealand exports there up by 30% while those to the United States have fallen 50%.

And that is a positive signal for farmgate prices, AgriHQ senior sheep and beef analyst Mel Croad said.