Lack of skilled staff at meat processors

Meat processors will have to forgo further processing cuts due to a lack of skilled labour following Government changes to immigration rules, industry leaders warn.

SFF launches zero carbon Angus beef

The country’s largest meat processor says it is walking the talk on sustainability by launching zero carbon Angus beef, phasing out coal use and committing to a regenerative agriculture future.

Red meat exports hit $877m

New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $877 million during May, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

NZ Roundtable to consider global beef goals

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has adopted goals that include a reduction in the net global warming impact of beef by 30% by 2030.

Two further goals announced in late June under the headings of land use and animal welfare are less specific.

Clock ticking on B+LNZ referendum votes

Farmers now have just five days to vote in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand referendum.
Whether it is your first, second or third referendum, chair Andrew Morrison is urging every farmer to have their say on the future of their industry organisation.

M bovis eradication on track

The next few months will be busy for the Mycoplasma bovis programme as it winds closer to a successful nationwide eradication of the disease.

B+LNZ launches emissions calculator

The sheep and beef industry have taken a significant step towards managing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission obligations, with the launch of an emissions calculator for farmers.

China a key driver in NZ meat exports

The beef trading environment is becoming increasingly dynamic with current fundamentals looking to offer opportunity for the New Zealand beef industry.

Kaharau sets new record bull price

East Coast Angus stud Kaharau set what is believed to be a new on-farm auction record price for a bull when Kaharau Q327 sold for $106,000.

He was bought by fellow Angus breeders, Elgin Angus of Central Hawke’s Bay and Tapiri Angus of Wairarapa.

Herefords, Angus fetch top price

Koanui Polled Herefords, Maraetotara, made a top price of $29,000 for lot 3, Koanui Gallway Q570, sold to Eric and Sue Taylor of Corriebeg Farm Te Kuiti, a long-term commercial client.

Koanui sold 61 of 63 bulls offered and averaged $10,057.