Lamb volumes finally moving

Southern South Island lamb flows into processing plants are higher now than they were a year ago but the season overall remains slower.

UK lamb imports steady

Next year’s British lamb imports are forecast to remain close to 2018 levels according to the latest agri-markets outlook from Britain’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Record lambing limits fall

A record high lambing percentage hasn’t prevented a fall in the number of lambs tailed during the latest spring season.

Lamb numbers and prices are up

The lamb market is almost getting sexy again, North Canterbury farmer Stu Thomson says.

His Manahune farm had the biggest yarding in the annual late November Glenmark Drive on-farm sales and topped the market.

Rain storm costs farmers $13m

A four-day deluge hit the North Island’s east coast just as the lambing season was moving to its peak.

Up to 100,000 lambs might have died in the easterly rain and wind storm that began on September 4 and lasted nearly five days.

Kiwi lamb too expensive

South Korean imports of lamb topped a new record high last year on the back of rising demand, official data shows.

Welsh want NZ lamb import limit

New Zealand lamb exports to Britain should be limited to recent sales levels of about 65,000 tonnes a year after Brexit rather than being based on much higher historic entitlements, Welsh meat promotion chief Kevin Roberts says.

Lamb markets stay strong

Confidence is pushing South Island lamb prices to levels well above the five-year average for this time of year while seasonal competition in the North Island has bumped prices higher than expected.

Record prices paid for lambs

New Zealand farmers are being paid record prices for their lambs for this time of year as supplies tighten, according to AgriHQ’s Monthly Sheep & Beef report for April.

Canterbury lamb sales beat heat

The absence of November rain proved a challenge for many Canterbury high-country lambs but January rain helped ease farmers’ pain.