Meat sector’s five-year targeted plan

The meat sector has outlined four goals for the next five years, which it says will target the sustainable growth of value and enhance people, animals and the environment.

Live export ban conditionally lifted

The conditional ban on live cattle exports has been lifted, but until the wider review is finalised, exporters must continue to meet all existing requirements.

New Zealand red meat exports drop

The value of New Zealand red meat exports dropped by 18% in October compared to a year earlier, according to the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

Better safe than sorry

Sheep and beef farmer Ian Matthews says he was fortunate to walk away uninjured after his quad bike rolled on-farm. Today, he and wife Sandra have a crash protection device fitted.

Challenges ahead but opportunities abound

Melissa Clark-Reynolds is stepping down from her role as independent director at Beef + Lamb NZ at the end of the year but she is excited about the future of the primary sector. Colin Williscroft reports.

Ditch breeding cows to cut GHG?

RESEARCH suggesting the beef farming sector could significantly reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint by folding calf production into the dairy-beef sector has been met with mixed response from farmers and advisors.

MIA monitoring covid detection claims

The meat industry is awaiting further information from Chinese authorities about claims genetic material from covid-19 has been detected on the packaging of frozen beef exported from NZ.

Brexit looms as market uncertainty grows

Meat exporters are preparing for trade disruption in their key UK market with the likelihood an exit agreement with the European Union will not be reached by the December deadline.

Cabinet to decide livestock exports future

The last of the 24,000 cattle held over in quarantine when the Government imposed an absolute ban on live cattle exports will be on the water this week.